LEICA III c red curtain
The Leica IIIc was manufactured from 1940 and is one of the models which were used among other things by the military forces.
For this reason, some of the IIIc cameras have military engravings and sometimes technical solutions that were not used on regular production Leica models.
The Leica IIIc has been manufactured with red shutter curtains from October 1939 until Juli 1941 and many of the produced cameras have been equiped with normal shutter curtains during service/repais works at the factory. For that reason it becomes quite hard to find an original and unchanged model today.
The offered IIIc was delivered on 12.09.1941 (telegram code LOOZS = camera body only) and is one of the rare models with red shutter curtain. The camera has no military engraving and is therefore referred to collectors as "civil wartime production". Such cameras were exported by Leitz/Leica, for example, to neutral Switzerland.
The slow shutter speeds need adjustment, viewfinder and rangefinder are flawless. Technically teh Leica IIIc is in very good, unchanged original condition!
Total production: aprox. 14.000 units with red curtain!
Rarity forecast: R7
VAT can not be stated separately due to differential taxation.