A Visual Library on LEICA M3 Chrome, Double Stroke early model w/S/N 70017x - MIR Image Library

 

Leica M3 Chrome, double stroke model with a very early S/N 70017x

The auctioned photos by Leicashop® provide some excellent views on early Leica M3 DS bodies which you can use them as a visual guide.

Credit: Image/content courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.



Typical design on the Top plate of earliest Leica M3 chome Double Stroke body

Film tarck design in old style Leica M3 early bodies

Old style Film remidner Disc with limited film speed range on Leica M3 early bodies

Old design of angled, triangular shape neckstrap eyelets on a Leica M3 early bodies

Old style neck strap eyelets design on Leica M3 early bodies

Base plate, Leica M3 early bodies


Leica M3 Chrome, double stroke body w/early S/N 70051x, 1954

The camera body is just slightly out of the first 500 units of earliest Leica M3 DS bodies with all early features, the camera, according to auction literature, was in perfect technical order, apart of some faint scratches from the Leicameter in fine condition, early M3 ever-ready case. One of he reason why I show this visual was the eveready case which has some excellent illustration of its functions, esp. the rear section which has an opening to show the film speed reminder disc. This early M3 has a Buy-now price of EURO 2,160-00 as compared to the earlier featured unit with S/N 70017x which has a higher premium of buy-now auction price of EURO 3,300-00*.

* Indicative prices herein were based original prices published on previous auction literature/references. Prices may vary according to gradual yearly premium, supply/demand equations, and/or other progressive renewed valuation methods in the future.

Credit: Image/content courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.



Top plate of camera features and S/N location on a Leica M3 early bodies
Typical Serial Number location of a Leica M3 early bodies

Top plate, Leica M3 early bodies
The old style film insertion illustration printed at the base of an  Leica M3 early bodies

Old style Film track design in an Leather case for Leica M3 early bodies


Leather case for Leica M3 early bodies
A good illustration photo on the exposed film reminder disc at the rear of a Leather case for Leica M3 early bodies

An illustration of a typical old camera case for Leica M3 bodies


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Visual Library on Leica M3 Prototype, 1952; Leica M3 Test model, 1953/4 | A photo showcase on early series of Leica M3 DS bodies:- Leica M3-700131 / M3-700170 / M3-700000/M3-70031x/M3-70051x | M3 double stroke chrome 1954~1957 bodies:- Part 1/Part 2/Part 3/Part 4; Leica M3 Single Stroke 1957~60/1961~66 | Leica M3 Black Paint:-1955/1958/1962~1964/66 / Case study on Prices | Leica M3 ELC, 1955/56

Other Leica M3 Variants:- Leica M3 chrome Leica-Technik 57 1954; Leica M3 GOLD Edition, 1956 | Leica M3 DS United Nation Edition, 1957 | Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum outfit 1957/ Olive Green Bundeseigentum outfit, 1959 (2 Parts) w/info on high quality M3 Olive Conversion | Leica M3 Betriebskamera/ Betriebsk 1960 | Leica M3 Royal Dutch Marine Periscope Model, 1966 | Leica M3 Dummies / Riesen-Mode (Giant scale Model); Leica M3 Cutaway Display Unit , 1954

Recommended External Link: Leica FAQ | Leica M3 Instruction Manual 1) Location 1 (1.35mb PDF) by Joe Chan; Location 2 (1.2mb PDF) by M.Butkus < Mike@bukus.org>; Leica FAQ | Serial Number Ref. (Cameraquest): LSM lenses 1923/1965 | Leica M 1954/1999/Leica M/R-mount RF/SLRs Serial Number ; Leica M-lens coding PDF (84k) download (Leica, AG); Leica Camera/Leitz Lenses S/N check (requires registration) at Owners Support@LEICA camera, AG

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Credit: Image/content courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.