The black painted version of the Leica M4 camera body was offered from 1968 to 1971 in parallel with the usual silver chrome version. During this period, only about 4,892 cameras with black painted body were produced. These were followed by the change to the black chrome surface for the late series of the Leica M4.
Characteristic of the black lacquered M4 versions is the mix between black-painted and black-chrome-plated parts. It is common that the shutter speed dial and the rewind crank are black chrome, the quick release lever, rewind button and the lever of the self-timer and frame selector are black painted.
The offered Leica M4 from 1967 is a very early version. Some details of these cameras differ significantly from later black painted M4 models.
The first regular production batches of black painted M4 were produced in 1968 (No. 1185001-1185150 M4 Mot Lack and No. 1185151-1185290 M4 Lack).
Technically and cosmetically, this black painted M4 is in very good condition.
Total production: approx. 4.892 units in black paint
Rarity forecast: R9