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Leica M3 DS 1954 Chrome Camera Sn.700355 Rare


  • $3,495.00
  • $3,495.00 Save $500

SKU: 22529
Barcode: 1903-13

This Leica extremely early 1954 M3 Double Stroke rangefinder camera body is in great condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Serial #700355. This is an extremely early first batch example M3 with all of the classic original cosmetic features of the original M3. This is the 355th M3 ever made. Extremely rare and hard to find M3 that features all the characteristics of the first batch of 700 M3's including the rabbit ear lugs, glass pressure plate, two guide pins on the film track and early speeds. An amazing find. Extremely rare extremely early M3 Double Stroke example. In great condition overall.

  • Extremely early first batch 1954 M3
  • No film preview lever
  • 50/90/135mm frame lines
  • First batch example
  • Cat No. 10150 

Auction Includes
  • Rear flash sync caps
  • Leica 50mm Summicron f2 lens
  • Front lens cap
  • Brown leather outfit case
  • User manual

Cosmetics 7/10
  • Camera shows signs of wear
  • Leatherette is missing on the back door and a tiny chip just below the lens mounting area
  • Tiny ding above the left lug
  • Base plate has no dings or dents
  • Base plate shows noticeable bright marks from use with the case
  • Top plate has noticeable bright marks

Mechanics Working Well
  • Shutter speeds are accurate
  • All camera functions are working well

Optics Clean & Clear
  • Viewfinder/rangefinder is bright and clean