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An extra-ordinary set of LEICA M3 Olive green Outfit, 1959 by Leicashop auction team

A complete set of Leica M3 single stroke, Olive Bundeseigentum outfit, 1959

Description of the auction conducted by Leicashop
®: -" .....an original olive green single stroke M3 engraved: Bundeseigentum 12-121-541x, green leather strap, green leather case stamped: Bundeseigentum, matching Elmar 3,5/5cm no.133499x engraved: Bundeseigentum 12-121-541x, lens hood ITOOY engraved: Bundeseigentum 12-121-552x in green leather case stamped: BWB 645, cap, very rare Summaron 2.8/35mm engraved: Bundeseigentum 5760-12-130-090x, Hektor 4.5/13.5cm engraved: Bundeseigentum 12-120-162x, green vulcanite, both caps, green leather case stamped: Bundeseigentum, 12-129-774x, Leicameter MR-4 with BWB 1482 sticker with green leather case, cable release in box stamped: Bundeswehr, 2 x film cartridge engraved: BW in maker's box with contract numbers, yellow filter in maker's box with contract numbers, green leather case COONH for SDPOO viewfinder attachment, green Hensoldt Wetzlar binoculars Dienstglas 8x30 no.6071x (contract number: 6650-12-124-844x4) with eyecups, all in matching green outfit case - a remarkable outfit in original condition..."

This rare complete outfit has an EUR 5.000 (Start price) &
EURO 10.800 (Hammer price incl. premium) priced by Leicashop.

* NOTE;- Indicative price(s) herein this site were based original prices published on previous auction literature/references. Prices may vary according to gradual yearly premium, supply/demand equations, and/or other renewed valuation methods.

Credit: Images courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Leica M3 Olive Green Bundeseigentum camera with ELmar 5cm f/3.5  Bundeseigentum engraving

Rear section of the rare Olive green Leica M3 Bundeseigentum with newer Fim reminder disc

Top view of a LEica M3 Olive green color Bundeseigentum camera with matching ELmar 1:3.5 f=5cm

Bottom section view / plate of a Leica M3 Olive Bundeseigentum

Case Study on Repainted and/or High quality painted Leica M3 Olive

This is an interesting high quality repainted work on a Leica Olive. The camera is a double stroke body.

Leicashop had certified this olive was not original. You probably can use the original Olive colored M3 one step above as the basis for comparison. I guess the certification or authentication process may involve from Leica official records, it also takes an experienced Leica collector to differentiate the details. It was a known fact that there are high quality conversion work and services to satisfy personal request for alterations. As long as as it was not intended for a cheat, that s fine. Olive bodies were available in different labels, which include Canon (example Canon F1 ODF1) and even The Leica R system has almost a similar configuration. A good example on high quality conversion work from original body was best represented in a good conversion work on a Nikon F Olive, but the said camera was originated from a request by the owner to replicate a Nikon F unit similar to the Original ODF1. Whatever its, I still have to ackowledge these were a fine effort and are examples of such services available in the market today to satisfy personal request for a dream configuration from a personal favorite collection.

Oh.. just to satify your curiosity, this Leica M3 Olive converion body was using a M3 Double Stroke. Despite it was certified as a conversion kit M3 Olive, autioneer Leicashop® has put up a good premium at a buy-it-now price of EURO 1,500-00. Because other than a very "viewable" M3 Olive exterior dressing in technically perfect state, it is still an original M3 DD body within.

Leica M3 repainted Olive colored replica unit, 1957

Base view of Repainted Leica M3 Olive

Replica of Leica M3 Olive from Leica M3 DD body

High quality olive M3 replica work, 1957

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Credit: Images courtesy of Mr. Peter Coeln from LEICA Shop®, Austria who also operates a popular Westlicht Auction House. Image Copyright © 2008. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.