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Leica Leitz M3 Early Double Stroke 1955 Chrome Camera Sn. 734142


  • $745.00

SKU: 24292

This Leica extremely early 1955 M3 Double Stroke rangefinder camera body is in excellent condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Serial #734142. This is an early second batch example M3. Production first started in 1954 with the serial number 700001.

-Early 1955 M3
-No film preview lever
-50/90/135mm frame lines
-Second batch example
-Cat No. 10150

Auction Includes
-Body cap

Cosmetics 7.5+/10
-"Mae E. Riome" inscribed on the top plate
-No major marks
-Top/bottom plate have moderate bright marks
-Tiny impression right above the right lug from strap use
-Letherette is all intact except for the area underneath the ASA dial
-Lugs are clean

Mechanics 7/10
-Shutter speeds are accurate except for slow speeds **needs CLA
-All camera functions are working
-Film advance lever can be sticky at times

Optics 9.5+/10
-Viewfinder/rangefinder is bright and clean
-Shutter curtain is light leak free