EXTREMELY RARE 1957 LEICA MP #143 BLACK PAINT+ LEICAVIT Rangefinder Camera Body. This listing is for an original 1957.
Leica MP black paint rangefinder camera body and Leicavit. This camera was held in a private collection in France until.When the camera was acquired by the collector in France, it was heavily worn as it was completely original. The camera was sent to Leica Germany for a full restoration. The original parts were repainted and not replaced, including the top plate and Leicavit housing. As the original engravings became flat after the repaint, they were re-engraved over the original engravings. The strap lugs, vulcanite, some of the knobs and levers were replaced with original spare parts. Additionally the shutter crate was verified as being an original 1956 MP shutter crate. The camera was used as a shooter, hence the wear and brassing it currently shows. Original Leica MP cameras were manufactured in 1956 and 1957.
A total of 311 cameras where produced. Only 138 units were finished in black paint. This is one of the rarest and most collectible cameras in the world. It would make a fine addition to any collection. The item pictured is the actual item for sale.
As required by individual countries. 10- 99% As NEW, no visible wear. 9+95% No strap wear, brassing or dents.May have slight wear on the finish but visible only under close inspection. 9 90% Minor Wear - Minor strap wear, no dents. 8+ 85% Average wear, may have small dents and/or dings and slight finish wear. Glass may have slight marks and/or blemishes that will not affect picture quality. 8 80% May have dents, dings, and/or brassing and finish loss.
Glass may have minor marks and/or blemishes that should not affect picture quality. 7 70% Moderate brassing, dings and or dents in metal, excessive finish loss and brassing. Glass will have marks, fungus and/or haze which will affect picture quality. Please call for return authorization. The item "EXTREMELY RARE 1957 LEICA MP #143 BLACK PAINT+ LEICAVIT Rangefinder Camera Body" is in sale since Tuesday, October 23, 2018.
This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Film Photography\Film Cameras". The seller is "occamera" and is located in Mission Viejo, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.