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    Posted 9 years ago

    Nudge
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    I received this from my grandfather as an inheritance, I am told by my father that he got it in the war. I have been trying to get some information about this as it is very interesting. I have been told that it is genuine, but after reading about how many fakes are going around, I don't know if my grandfather was duped in the war.
    Is there anyone out there that can confirm if it is indeed a genuine, and is there anyone out there that can give me some information about this camera. Such as who it may have been given to or why it was commissioned? I would appreciate anyone that can help me in this quest for information.
    I do not want to sell this even if it turns out to be a fake as it still holds sentimental value being in the family for the last 30 years. But it would be nice to know one way or another.

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    1. antiquecollector, 9 years ago
      Your Leica camera has a serial number. Google "Leica Serial Numbers" and you will find the year the camera was made and if it is a real Leica camera and not a copy from china. Also you can check ebay under Leica 35mm cameras and see what similar models are selling for. Good luck!
    2. Guy, 9 years ago
      Afraid that's a reputable fake good sir, they are pretty nifty in their own right though!

      http://www.cameraquest.com/fakerusk.htm
    3. Brian., 9 years ago
      This is a Russian copy of a Leica ModII made by Zorki, the lens is a copy of the Leica Elmar also, these were made post war in the 50's, I have an identical one, mine has serial No 257043 and is also complete with case and lens cap, although not genuine they are a nice collectable camera.
    4. Christopher , 9 years ago
      I just brought a Leica ll D regular D.R.P. Gold in leather case. For $ 129.00, Did I get ripped off, I think so. There is no serial number on top of the viewfinder. Any help is greatly asked for. thank you
    5. michaeln544 michaeln544, 8 years ago
      its a russian leica copy made by zorki-not a real leica camera-some were made in 'wood' covering-some in gold-some in all black-some in green snakeskin-many for sale on ebay.
    6. vincentanton vincentanton, 8 years ago
      Most likely way of identifying a Fake Leica is to look at the focusing cam. After you remove the lens, at the top inside just below the range finder window, you will see a ROUND wheel that is spring loaded and swings back and fourth on genuine Leica's. The fake Zorki's will have a 'tri-angle' oval device.
    7. filmnet filmnet, 7 years ago
      WOW I never herd of Leica's fakes to bad it's not a real one?

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