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LEICA LEITZ M2 KS-15-4 M2R MILITARY RAPID LOAD CAMERA BODY +CAP VIETNAM WAR RARE

Leica

  • $3,495.00

SKU: 29257
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Description
-Serial #1164186
-Originally designed for the US Military from 1969-1970
-Only 875 were ever produced
-Primarily used by the US military during the Vietnam War
-Un-used copies later became the M2-R for commercial sale and use
-Features the M4 style rapid load spool system and base plate
-Single stroke film advance

These are very special cameras as they are REAL Military cameras unlike the later M2-R.
The M2-R is a wonderful camera and I particularly like them but there are far more made and also to have a REAL MILITARY cameras is something much more special!

Details
-Features M4 quick load spool system
-Military grade body
-Cat No.10835M(KOOHE)

Includes
-Body cap

Cosmetics 7.5/10
Overall clean but shows some use as it should
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Leatherette is all intact which is nice!
A small ding on the top plate right of the counter, above the right lug
-Minor pitting on rear of top plate, minor bright marks
-Base plate has a few bright marks
Overall GOOD for a MILITARY camera -

Mechanics 9+/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-Quick load spool mechanism working well
-All camera functions working normally

Optics 9+/10
-Rangefinder/Viewfinder bright and clean


A very rare find. A special camera in many respects. A STEALTH undetected M2-R Military camera if you didn't know. A wonderful KS-14-5 M2 Leica camera body
A pleasure to have and enjoy!