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LEICA LEITZ M3 DS CHROME RANGEFINDER CAMERA BODY 1954 EARLY SN. 700878 NICE

Leica

  • $4,995.00

SKU: 27297
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Description
-Serial #700878
-This is an extremely early first batch example M3; production first started in 1954 with the 
 serial number 700001
-This is number 878
-Extremely rare and hard to find M3 that features all the characteristics of the first batch of   M3s including the rabbit ear lugs, glass pressure plate, and early shutter speed dial found on the first few hundred released M3s
-Double stroke film advance lever example

Details
-No film preview lever
-50/90/135mm frame lines
-First batch example
-Cat No. 10150 

Includes
-Rear flash sync caps
-Body cap
-Take up spool

Cosmetics 8/10
-No dings, dents or major marks
-Top/bottom plate have modest bright marks
-Leatherette is all intact
-Lugs are clean but show modest wear from strap use

Mechanics 9/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate
-All camera functions are working well
-Shutter curtain is light leak free

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