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LEICA LEITZ M3 BETREIBSK 1204 SINGLE STROKE SS 10150 IGEMO CAMERA BODY RARE!

Leica

  • $6,995.00

SKU: 27751
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Description

  • Serial #1204
  • Extremely rare Betriebsk version M3
  • These were made for internal use in the Leica Wetzlar factory ONLY 
  • Never sold to the public, these Betriebsk examples rarely ever show up for sale
  • Leica factory Internal reference serial #1204
  • Single stroke, late with the long lever, newer speeds and round lugs, proper 1300 back door, larger eye piece. As everyone wants the "over 1 million" series characteristics 
This is really a wonderful camera. To have an INTERNAL camera is very RARE. I have had a few over the last 20 years and there have been less than a handful. 
This came from a factory Leica associate and really a PRIZE to have considering they were never to be sold. VERY NICE, VERY RARE!


Details
-50/90/135mm frame lines
-Cat No. 10150

Includes
-Body cap

Cosmetics 8/10
-Top/bottom plate show some signs of wear as they were INTERNAL cameras for test of use
-Leatherette is all intact

Nice overall!

Mechanics 8.5+/10
-The shutter speed are accurate and the camera functions are working well like the rangefinder, self timer, film counter
-Shutter curtain is light leak free

This is a collectable but if you want the camera serviced to use, let me know and I will be happy to accommodate!

Optics 9/10
-Viewfinder/rangefinder is bright and clean

A RARE opportunity to own a piece of history. Almost never offered, I was lucky after the few that I have had over the last 20 years, I came across two. The other was listing on eBay for $7495 and was just recently sold. A pleasure to have and enjoy!