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LEICA IIIC IIIF UPGRADE +50MM SUMMITAR DUPLICATE POST WAR #2 CAMERA #400002* WOW

Leica

  • $2,495.00

SKU: 28164
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Description
-Serial #400002*; asterisk meaning it was a duplicate serial number
-Chrome finish
-Made in Wetzlar, Germany circa 1946-1947
-First year first batch production
-This camera started life as a Leica IIIC body, which was then
sent back to Leica to be upgraded to a IIIF Black Dial body.
The upgrade included the flash sync port on the rear of the top plate,
the flash sync dial around the shutter speed dial, the ISO reminder
in the film advance knob and the Self timer

This is a very VERY special camera for many reasons. Not only for the fact that it has the * duplicate indicator but also that this camera is THE 2nd IIIC post war body camera EVER MADE! WOW! Leica started the production at 400001 for the post war IIIc cameras which were totally different IIIC bodies. This is THE 2nd one every made. Then sent back to Leica in the 1950's to be upgraded and specially indicated * camera body! WOW!


Details
Speeds T, B, 1" - 1/1000
Built in 50mm viewfinder
Built in rangefinder
Cat No. LOOKX-B 65101


Includes
-Leica 50mm Summitar f2 lens and front cap
-Leica UVa special V shaped Summitar filter style!


Cosmetics 9+/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Top/bottom plate are very VERY clean 
-Leatherette is all intact
-Camera and lens in mint condition


Mechanics 9/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-No light leaks in the shutter curtain

Optics 9/10
-Viewfinder/rangefinder is bright and clean
-Lens is clean and clear!

A really spectacular camera set. To find #2, IIIC post war camera, upgraded, MINT condition and also specially marked 400002*. This camera is so special, so beautiful! 
A once in a lifetime opportunity to own the celebrated POST WORLD WAR II, 1946/47 END OF THE WAR camera with all these special details. A gem! And an piece of history! A pleasure to enjoy and treasure!