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LEICA LEITZ M3 DS 10150 IGEMO CHROME CAMERA BODY TRANSITIONAL #895114 NICE!

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  • $1,745.00
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SKU: 29050
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Description
-Serial #895114
-Made in Wetzlar, Germany in 1957
-Silver chrome finish
-Earlier double stroke advance lever
-Transitional camera body with all the classic "better built" features, now with the newer 13 speed dial
Rabbit ear lugs
Proper M3 long R rewind lever
Short arm, DS film advance with SILENT return
Small, double glass eye piece
Matching Serial # on the chassis
1000 ASA film back

My personal favorite and in my opion, the PINNACLE of Leica from its beginning in 1914 until now.


Details
-50/90/135mm frame lines
-0.91x viewfinder
-Cat No. 10150 IGEMO
-Double Stroke Film Advance

Includes
-Body cap

Cosmetics 8.5+/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Leatherette is original.
-Tripod and case marks marks on bottom plate * base plate replaceable if need be
-Clean camera overall
-There is a very small pin size repair to the
second curtain. It is light tight *cosmetic mark but it is there

Mechanics 8.5+/10
-Camera functions work as they should.
Rangefinder, film advance, etc.
-Shutter speeds are working well.

Optics 9/10
-Viewfinder/rangefinder is bright and clean
-No fog, fungus, haze or separation

A great history and great features. Know to be THE BEST rangefinder camera of all time. Nice to have all original and if you are looking for an M3, the transitional are the best to have with the all the great early features, now with the newer speed dial.
As Leica later eliminated these features.

A pleasure to have and enjoy!
For me, this is THE BEST OF THE BEST!