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The Leica IIIc was made of aluminum with chrome plated brass top plate, base plate and knobs. Some of them had grey paint finish due to the lack of chrome during the war. It was built from 1940 to 1951 (serial numbers 360,101-525,001) with approx. 131,000 units produced. IIIc with original engraving 'HEER' on the top plate, is the military version of the camera. According to the Leitz salesbook this camera (code LOOQA) was delivered with a group of 20 cameras to bln (Berlin) order 25482 on May 24th 1941. Cameras engraved 'HEER' are much less common than 'Luftwaffen Eigentum' cameras.
Military engravings in some cameras produced during the war, such as "Luftwaffen-Eigentum" (Luftwaffe property), "Heer" (Army), "W.H." (Wehrmacht Heer) or "M" (Marine). Naval Leica's are the only type that may have had the Reichsadler (swastika and eagle). Leica IIIC information:
The Leica IIIc is a 35mm rangefinder camera introduced by Leica in 1940. As an upgrade of the Leica IIIb, the Leica IIIc had important changes:
One piece die-cast body, instead of an assembly of small parts. The cover of the rangefinder is no longer a separate piece.
Improved internal mechanism.
3mm longer than the previous cameras.
Larger release button.
New exposure counter mechanism.
This is a *USED* item. We try to describe our used items as accurately & detailed as possible. On a scale of 1-10. We rate the camera an "8" as it ihas wear from normal use. The lens we rate an "8" as is looks clean cosmetically but does have some light haze like all the old M39 Leica lenses get sooner or later. It also has some slight dust.
Film Cameras Information
Maximum Shutter Speed
1/1000th to 1 Second + Bulb
Items Included With This Product
Leica IIIC 35MM Rangefinder Camera (Used)
Leica 50MM F/2 Summitar Lens (Used)
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