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Leica III (Model F) Chrome Rangefinder Body n.204985


  • $225.00

SKU: 22692
Barcode: 2031-176

This very early Leica III (Model F) chrome rangefinder camera body is in great user condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Serial #204985. Made in 1936. First Leica body to feature strap lugs. Leatherette is all intact and lugs are clean. Very hard to find in this condition. Only issue is the slow speeds require a CLA. The shutter curtain sticks on 1" - 1/20 but speeds above 1/30 are operating normally. A very simple fix and still a great camera to use otherwise.


  • Made in 1936
  • Speeds B, T, 1" - 1/1000
  • Cat No. LYDRO

Auction Includes

  • Body only

Cosmetics 8+/10

  • No dings, dents or major marks
  • Leatherette is all intact
  • Top plate has minor bright marks
  • Bottom plate has bright marks

Mechanics Working Well

  • Shutter speeds 1/30 - 1/1000 are accurate
  • Slow speeds require service **see above
  • All camera functions working normally

Optics Clean & Clear

  • Rangefinder/viewfinder are bright and clean