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Subject: [Leica] FS: M3 of late 50s, recently CLAed by Youxin Ye
From: alex at (Alex Zabrovsky)
Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 23:57:42 +0200
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Sorry, forgot to mention:
I have the history of Ebay, both as a seller and a buyer. You're welcome 
to check it out as: alexzabr.
Besides, I'm active RFF member, have also dealt there (purchased my 50mm 
Cron from a fellow there and also my 90mm Elmarit).


Alex Zabrovsky wrote:
> FS: M3 body, S/N 985377, this one with self timer and frames preview 
> lever.
> CLAed and treated by Youxin Ye about 1.5 - 2 years ago. Mechanically - 
> just a song, exceptionally smooth, all shutter speeds are fine, 
> whispering shutter.
> Shutter curtains have been replaced by Youxin to a new, external 
> covering has also been replaced by him to a vulcanit-like.
> There is rewinding crank attached which I bought to allow more 
> comfortable rewinding.
> Top plate shows normal for such age sighs of use, some scuffs, 
> non-deep scratches and small dings, no serious dents, nothing to worry 
> about (in particular bearing in mind the condition
> of the mechanics inside). I like this appearance allowing teh camera 
> to carry these as the scars of warrior... :-)
> Bottom plate features some scuffs, a small signs of dings at the right 
> bottom edge, nothing really noticeable unless looking for. Yet again, 
> normal wear.
> VF is clear with bright frame lines, few specs of dust can be visible 
> at the outer edges of 50mm frame, 2 faint specs on top of the RF 
> patch. This is typical from a normal use
> even in much newer bodies such as M6, any separation or 
> obvious aging issues there.
> RF patch is clear, easy focusing. At the CLA time Youxin found now any 
> VF/RF issues at all.
> All in all the camera is ready for another 50 years of reliable work.
> There are take-up spool included as a standard set along with 2 
> additional, spare native M3 spools (these are quite costly on used 
> market), these have been bought here on LUG.
> There is rewinding crank attached which I bought to allow more 
> comfortable rewinding.
> Images will be available upon request.
> Asking 975 US$ which includes EMS shipping (insured and traceable) 
> from Israel to US/Europe (other destinations will be checked upon if 
> interested)
> There is also a handgrip available, you may have all the setup 
> including the grip for 990 US$ S&H included.
> I'll e also interested in trade option + cash for either M6 or M7 0.85 
> with MP-upgraded finder, preferably black (but chrome may also be 
> considered).
> Please respond privately to alex at zabrovsky dot com.
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