Leica M3 Rangefinder camera model(s)
Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum camera/lens/accessories outfit


Rear section view of an Olive green color Leica M3 Bundeseigentum camera.

Link to explosive view on Bundeseigentum Leica M3

Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum camera/lens/accessories outfit, 1957

"Bundeseigentum means Federal/Govermental property, in this case my appliied as Military)

An early, olive color painted Leica M3, by Leitz company in restored condition with Bundeseigentum engravings, the companion lenses used is a Leitz Elmar 2.8/5cm, Hektor 4.5/13.5cm which came with a matching green, olive colored leather, engraved: Matching colored Bundeseigentum, Leicameter MC & Booster in green/olive leather cases, green Bundeseigentum-outfit case. Approx. Year: 1957

"... Olive green Leica M3 were designed for German army, (100 Units in 1957) with last batch (38 units) produced in 1968 i,e. the last batch were produced even after M3 was officially discontinued/ceased production.". Ref: Ref: Leica Collectors Guide, by DENNIS Laney.

NOTE:- The color of the model shown below somehow was not the same with the "Olive Green" model featured above or the Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum outfit, 1959. There were references that stated there were OLIVE as well as Olive Green between the two series. Please take notice of the Serial Number engraved at the rear section of the outfit below. The unit shown above doesn't has the S/N engraving. As there were two batches of Olive/Green Bundeseigentum camera being produced (1957 & 1968); these two could had came from the two separate production. Anyone can help me with this info ?

Relative of Olive Colored SLR cameras: Canon F-1n (ODF1) Olive | Conversion Nikon F Olive

Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum camera/lens/accessories outfit. An early, green painted Leica M3, by Leitz company restored condition with Bundeseigentum engravings, the companion lenses used is a Leitz Elmar 2.8/5cm, Hektor 4.5/13.5cm which came with a mat

Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum camera with engraving of

A matching olive color Leitz  Hektor 4.5/13.5cm with Serial Number 12-120-162x  for Leica M3 Bundeseigentum camera set outfit

embossed Serial number on the leather of a Leica M3 olive colored Bundeseigentum camera outfit

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Other Variants:- Leica M3 chrome Leica-Technik 57 1954; Leica M3 GOLD Edition, 1956 | Leica M3 DS United Nation Edition, 1957 | Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum outfit 1957/ Olive Green Bundeseigentum outfit, 1959 | Leica M3 Betriebskamera/ Betriebsk 1960 | Leica M3 Royal Dutch Marine Periscope Model, 1966 | Leica M3 Dummies / Riesen-Mode (Giant scale Model)

Recommended External Link: Leica FAQ | Leica M3 Instruction Manual 1) Location 1 (1.35mb PDF) by Joe Chan; Location 2 (1.2mb PDF) by M.Butkus < Mike@bukus.org>; Leica FAQ | Serial Number Ref. (Cameraquest): LSM lenses 1923/1965 | Leica M 1954/1999/Leica M/R-mount RF/SLRs Serial Number ; Leica M-lens coding PDF (84k) download (Leica, AG); Leica Camera/Leitz Lenses S/N check (requires registration) at Owners Support@LEICA camera, AG

LEICA MP-Specific models/variants - Visual Profiles on selective Leica bodies:- Leica MP Prototype, 1955 | MP Betriebsk w/Electric Motor, 1956 | Leica MP-88/MP-150 Black paint, 1957 | Leica MP-167; Leica MP-171/MP-313/old/new Leicavit visual, 1957 | Leica MP 367 & 368 Dual, 1957 | Leica MP-375, MP-368 & MP-386 | Leica MP 'Edition Hermès', 2003 | Leica MP Betriebsk 0.72x | Evential production model MP 0.72x Black paint, 2002 | Leica MP classic Kit Set 1 / Set 2 | Leica MP chrome 0.58X(2 parts) | Leica MP Black Lacquer 0.58x | Leica MP Black Lacquer 0.72x Standard | Leica MP 0.85x Finder Mag. model | Leica MP Anthracite* Limited Edition Set | Leica MP LHSA 1968~2003 Special Edition Grey Hammertone Finish (3 parts) | Brief Introduction on Leica à la carte:- Leica MP Red Leather 0.85 / Nappa racing Green Leather 0.58X | Others:- Visual case study on counterfeit LEICA MP ; Leica MP Prototype w/Prototype Leicavit-M; Leica MP-3 LHSA; Leica MP TITAN, 2007

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