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Unlike Dummy Models (For instance, Leica M3 Dummies) which sometimes only has their exterior body chassis as well as a companion dummy lens, where mostly they are having an almost empty interior together with just a front lens element mounted on the dummy lens. Cutaway Display Units demand more attentive in their details and usually they have elevated level in technical merit in an eventual cutaway model. Important components and mechanical parts that deserve viewer attention inside the camera are carefully being cut-out from the body chassis to show the involving mechanisma dn structures. Overall, I would still think most of them are still used from factory reject finished product as the basis of construction of these cutaway models. As comparison to dummy bodies, cutaway display models are not very often being produced in large quantity. Most have been serialized and they make excellent display model for decorative display in private living room and even for corporate office decorative item.

One of the earliest avaiblle cutway Leica-M model was the Leica M3 Cutway Model. A shown unit was a rare and very early series which has recorded S/N from 700000~700800. Unlike later Leica-M cutaway models, the M3 early cutaway display unit has lamost stripped down to bare minimum to enable see through effect to its interior.

RELATIVE: Differences between DUMMY Models and Cutaway models. On the other hand, Japanese camera manufacturers were more fond of using transparent camera to show the internal structure of the specific camera type. A good example of this kind of display was the Canon T90 Trans model.

Leica M3 DS Cutaway display Model, 1954
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LEICA rare and collectible Cutaway model front view by photographic auctionen Team photographer

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Leica M3 DS Cutaway display Model, 1954 rear section view
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LEICA rare and collectible Cutaway model Rear section view by photographic auctionen Team photographer
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Leica M6 Cutaway Display Units, 1986

Below is a very early Leica M6 Black finish Cutaway Display set in original Wetzlar type. Well, it is not entirely cheap considering at an auction price of approx. EURO 500 start price and a hammer price of EURO 963-00* where you can safely buy a well used M6 model. The difference is its uniqueness in able to show various internal components such as thickness of body walls, which includes PCB (printed circuit Board for metering and exposure calculation) as well as mechanism in a rangefinder classic M6 Body from few viewable perspectives.

Leica M6 Cutaway Display Units, 1986 in showing interior mechanism inside a classic Leica M6 camera body

* NOTE;- Indicative price(s) herein is/are 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.

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Leica M6 Cutaway Display Units, 1992

This is another Leica M6 Cutaway display model released in 1992. It has an extra premium over previous unit in an auction price of start price of approx. EURO 800-00 start price and a hammer price of EURO 1,000-00* . The premium was probably it was accompanied with an original maker box with relevant packing.

Leica M6 Cutaway Display Units, 1992 in showing interior structures, mechanism inside a classic Leica M6 camera body

* NOTE;- Indicative price(s) herein is/are 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.

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Leica M6 Cutaway black model with serial number and in working order with original box

Leica M6 Cutaway auction by German Auctioneer, www.Auction-team-DE but exact year of produce was not mentioned.
" ..Leitz, Wetzlar, serial no.169146x. Camera for demonstration purposes in working condition!
w/ original Leica Box. Estimate: ¤ 1,000/1,500/ US$ 1,200/1,800
*...".

* NOTE;- Indicative price(s) herein is/are 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.

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Front, top and rear view of a typical LEICA M6 cutaway see through, transparrent rangefinder camera model


Leica M6 Black (10404) Cutaway Display model, 1995 front view

Leica M6 Black (10404) Cutaway Display Units, 1995

This 1995 Leica M6 Cutaway Model commands the highest premium among the three units. It comes with an auction buy-now price of EURO 1,500-00* . Notice the change in the electronic Circuitry in this Unit ? This setup has the best visual from all camera sections.

Leica seldom makes cutaway models like the old days, this probaly has contributed as one of the main reasons why they are so valued by collectors today.

Leica M6 Black (10404) Cutaway Display model, 1995 base plate section

Leica M6 Black (10404) Cutaway Display model, 1995  top plate section

Leica M6 Black (10404) Cutaway Display model, 1995 rear camera section

A visual library on Leica M6 Series bodies: - a glimpse of parts (top Plate) M6 Prototype(1981);
Leica M6 Silver Chrome / Black Classic models(s):-
1984/5, 1986/7 | 1988, 1992/4/5 &1996 models (3 parts)

Leica M6TTL Bodies: M6 TTL Chrome 0.72X, 1998 | M6 TTL Black 0.72, 1998; 1999, 2000 | M6 TTL 0.58X 2001 | M6 TTL Chrome/Black 0.85X, 1997, 2000

Variants
:- Leica
M6 Black 0.72x with only M6 engraving; Pre-M6 TTL Leica M6 Black Classic 0.85X (Non-TTL) model;
Leica M6 Cutaway Display units: 1986; 1992, 1995

Main Index Page - Leica M6-series models / Main Index Page - Leica-M Series Rangefinder camera Models

Nomenclature / Main Reference Map for Leica M6 Standard Model(s) | Leica M6 TTL Model(s)
Instruction Manuals:-
Leica M6 Classic in PDF (3.8mb) by Niels H. S. Nielsen; Leica M6 TTL 3.6 Mb PDF) by Joe Chan

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