Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/01

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Subject: [Leica] Found a sweet M2 (i think?)
From: "Bob McCarthy" <>
Date: Thu, 1 Oct 1998 10:25:54 -0500

I'm new to the group but a long term Leica user.

I had a M4-P which went away during a low point in my life some years ago

I was in a camera store in Santa Fe a few days ago and came across a
beautiful M-2 with 3 lenses and assorted accessories. I had to have it and
bought the whole shebang.

I'd appreciate any thoughts -good or bad- you might have.


M2  serial number 1137499   Body was almost like new with no marks or wear
points showing. It was in a rather well used leather case which obviously
protected the camera well.  The shutter sounded perfect with the long
shutter speeds clockwork sounding great. A run of the speeds seemed to be
just as it should be. The curtains sequenced properly and I could seen
nothing amiss.


5cm(50mm) 1.5 Summarit   #1431445

90mm 2.8 Elmarit  #2126781

35mm 2.0 Summicron 1781315

The lenses in appearance matched the body. The diaphragms were slightly
discolored in the 90. As far as I could see there were no lens scratches at
all. None of the elements were loose and I could see no flaws looking
through the lenses. They seemed very clear when holding them up to a light.

Visoflex II and prism   # OTDYM  OTXBO

Largely appearing unused in original boxes


Two boxes with some sort of threaded tubes  one was with a focusing
mechanism. The boxes had #'s 16471  and   1646416

MR4 meter was working, but haven't checked against my Luna Pro yet

What do you think.

Bob McCarthy