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Leica Leitz M3 Double Stroke Betriebsk Camera Sn.1127 "Internal Use Only" Rare

Leica

  • $6,850.00
  • $6,850.00 Save $145

SKU: 23174
Barcode: 2206-3


This Leica Leitz M3 double stroke Betriebsk (for internal use only) chrome camera body is in excellent condition cosmetically, mechanically and optically. Serial #1127. Extremely rare and hard to find Betriebsk version M3. Extremely hard to find. These were made for internal use in the Leica Wetzlar factory only to bench test Leica equipment. Never sold to the public, these Betriebsk examples rarely ever show up for sale. Internal reference serial #1127 with the matching number underneath the base plate. Early style double stroke M3 example that features the early rabbit ear lugs, shorter film advance lever with silent return action and double stroke film advance. I recently sold another one of these internal use only examples (#1106) in the same condition last year for nearly $9000 (eBay #291572756626). A beautiful camera in excellent condition overall. A must have for any collector.


Details
  • Rare Betriebsk INTERNAL USE ONLY example
  • Double stroke early M3 design
  • 0.91x viewfinder
  • Cat No.10150(IGEMO)

Auction Includes
  • Body cap
  • Plastic flash sync cap

Cosmetically 9/10
  • No dings, dents or major marks
  • Top plate is clean with few very minor bright marks
  • Base plate is clean with few bright marks
  • Leatherette is all intact
  • Lugs are clean

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

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