Leica IIIc Camera info request.

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  1. DFM+BB

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    Hi Guys !

    I presume this website were less exciting without photography, isn't it ?
    So I assume at least one on two of us own a photographic camera.

    I don't know if there are any expert among us on this particular subject ( I think/hope so ), but I just bought for my own pleasure a Leica IIIc ( not a repro the real thing :) ) and I do like to get his exact story if possible.

    I know that it was manufactured between 1943/early 46 according to the bloc numbers available on internet.
    But for his particular serial number I don't know exactly when he was built ( and maybe who was the first owner ).

    Can anybody help me on this ?

    Thank you Guys ! :)
     
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    That's quite a find. You will have a lot of fun with that. The only place I could even think of for that kind of information is to hit up either a Leica user group on the web, or see if there is a place where manufacturing records are kept.
     
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    Thank you for your answer Evanglider !

    Yea I was quite happy to find a Leica from the 39XXXX block ( so still considered as War not post-war one, as I saw on the net ) but not a Leica K from the Luft ( too many fakes and to expensive for me ). But this is fine by me if it is not from the luft as I plan to use it in public, and I am absolutely apolitic ( don't want people to think wrong about me because of the markings ).

    I think you are right my best shot is to ask directly to Leica.

    I think it will make some great pics :)
    I plan to take B&W pics of warbird with it :)
    I'll post pictures of it as soon as I can !
     
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