Leica M3 chrome, Prototype rangefinder camera, 1952
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Leica M3 chrome, Prototype. approx. Year: 1952

Here is another Leica M 3 - Prototype of the Pre-Production M3 Series model, 1952
With serial no. 001x, all original with exceptionally rare original lens "Summicron 2/50 mm".

This was one of the highlight of the auction which was conducted by www.Auction-Team-DE ® via Ebay Live Auction. Estimate: ¤ 70,000/100,000
US$ 84,000/120,000 where the Reserve Price was: ¤ 50,000/US$ 60,000

left and right view of the Leica M3 chrome, Prototype rangefinder camera, 1952 with early serial number seen in an auction conducted by www.Auction-Team-DE




NOTE;-
Indicative price here in this site were based original prices published on previous auction literature/references.
Prices may vary according to gradual yearly premium, supply/demand equations, and/or other renewed valuation methods.

* Points of reference: Please refer to a classic example of the eventual production of the early series of Leica M3, 1954 (S/N M3-700131) as comparison.

Credit: Image(s) courtesy of www.Auction-Team-DE ®. The group also operates live auction active, popular Ebay Live Auction, auctioning many collectibles oldies such as Leica & other major labels. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.


Top view of camera body and lens view of the Leica M3 chrome, Prototype rangefinder camera, 1952 with early serial number seen in an auction conducted by www.Auction-Team-DE Front section view of the Leica M3 chrome, Prototype rangefinder camera, 1952 with early serial number seen in an auction conducted by www.Auction-Team-DE

Rear section view  of the Leica M3 chrome, Prototype rangefinder camera, 1952 with early serial number seen in an auction conducted by www.Auction-Team-DE Base plate  of the Leica M3 chrome, Prototype rangefinder camera, 1952 with early serial number seen in an auction conducted by www.Auction-Team-DE


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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

LEICA MP-Specific models/variants - Visual Profiles on selective Leica bodies:- MP Betriebsk w/Electric Motor, 1956 | Leica MP-88/MP-150 Black paint, 1957 | Leica MP-167; Leica MP-171/MP-313/old/new Leicavit visual, 1957 | Leica MP 367 & 368 Dual, 1957 | Leica MP-375, MP-368 & MP-386 | Leica MP 'Edition Hermès', 2003 | Leica MP Betriebsk 0.72x | Evential production model MP 0.72x Black paint, 2002 | Leica MP classic Kit Set 1 / Set 2 | Leica MP chrome 0.58X(2 parts) | Leica MP Black Lacquer 0.58x | Leica MP Black Lacquer 0.72x Standard | Leica MP Anthracite* Limited Edition Set | Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition Grey Hammertone Finish (3 parts) | Brief Introduction on Leica à la carte:- Leica MP Red Leather 0.85 / Nappa racing Green Leather 0.58X | Others:- Visual case study on counterfeit LEICA MP ; Re-issued Leica MP Prototype w/Prototype Leicavit-M

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Credit: Image(s) courtesy of www.Auction-Team-DE ®. The group also operates live auction active, popular Ebay Live Auction, auctioning many collectibles oldies such as Leica & other major labels. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.