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LEICA LEITZ M3 SS BLACK PAINT CAMERA RANGEFINDER BODY ORIGINAL RARE! #1045158

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  • $8,995.00

SKU: 28101
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Description

  • Serial #1045158
  • Single stroke example
  • This is a very rare and desirable ORIGINAL # series black paint M3
  • It was restored and repainted and re-leathered. 
  • Made in 1962 as the original batch of 2000 camera 
1044001 1046000 Leica M3 Schwz Lackiert (+chrom-ss) 1962 2000

Details

  • Made in 1962 in Wetzlar, Germany
  • Cat No. 10150 (IGEMO)

Includes

  • Front body cap
  • Sync caps

Cosmetics 8+/10

  • No major dings, dents or major marks
  • Black paint finish shows moderate brassing along the edges
  • Leatherette has been replaced and is all intact
  • Lugs are clean

Mechanics 9+/10

  • Shutter speeds are accurate
  • All camera functions working normally
  • Shutter curtain is light leak free

Optics /10

  • Rangefinder/viewfinder is very bright and clean
So this was a 100% original black paint M3, proper when the owner decided to have it resorted and repainted looks to be decades ago since there is already some areas of bubbles coming back but please know that this IS AN ORIGINAL SERIES camera but simply restored. 
Great to have and enjoy!