Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/03

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Subject: [Leica] [LEICA] Leica IG - CLA or sell as is?
From: Ray Moth <>
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 20:25:37 -0800 (PST)

Dear LUGers,

An acquaintance of mine has a Leica IG body which may be offered for
sale to a collector at some point in the future. I understand the IG is
like the IIIg but without a built in rangefinder. It has 2 accessory
shoes on top and was probably intended for use primarily for medical
and scientific purposes. This camera show no signs of use anywhere. It
was made in 1957 or 1958 and is one of 6,000. The question is, would it
be worthwhile to have it lubricated, before selling it, since the
shutter is sluggish from non-use for 42 years? Would a collector prefer
a Ig body that has been virtually dormant from day one, to be left
unopened, or cleaned and lubed to function at spec? 

Any advise would be gratefully received.



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