Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1996/06/05

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Subject: Re: Military Leicas
From: (Bill & Sherril)
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 1996 12:23:39 -0700

You wrote: 
>I am considering the purchase of a defaced Luftwaffen IIIC. Does 
>on the list know of a good method to check the authenticity? This
>particular camera does have FI number on top. Could this number be
>traced in some way? Does the fact that the "Luftwaffen Eigentum" has
>been completely removed add any credibility?
>Any information, even general discussion from those with experience in 

>this area, would be much appreciated.

Hello Grant,

That Leica magazine that is published in Germany (they publish in 
English) dild a series of articals last year on counterfit Leicas.
That would be a great first step.