Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/05/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
i am amused by the problems with the m6 dating. none of the dating is really reliable. i have a leica IIIc serial number 430xxx. according the hove foto leica book this is a 1946-47 product. unfortunately it also says that these models do not have the rewind knob mounted on a stepped paltform like the earlier IIIcs. now, i am looking at it right now, and it has the stepped platform. so, when was my IIIc made? i prefer to take the 46-47 date and assume they had some top plates with stepped platforms around. or i may just have one of the fabled 'forged' leicas. there was someone in the us putting leicas together out of various parts at one time, i am told. but why forge a IIIc?