The Leica M3 is a 35 mm rangefinder camera by Ernst Leitz GmbH (now Leica Camera AG), introduced in 1954. It was a new starting point for Leitz, which until then had only produced screw-mount Leica cameras that were incremental improvements to its original Leica (Ur-Leica). The M3 introduced several features to the Leica, among them the combination of viewfinder and rangefinder in one bright window, like on the Contax II, a bayonet lens mount, and rapid film advance lever. It was the most successful model of the M series, with over 220,000 units sold by the time production of the M3 model ended in 1966.
The camera is fresh from service, with a CLA by Amsterdam Camera Repair.
Serial number: 977 522
The camera body, or option with lens.
Cosmetic: Good overall condition considering it's age, with the normal scratches on the top plate from someone using a Leica meter.
Optical: Viewfinder clean with minimal dust.
Mechanical: All shutter speeds are accurate and all mechanical functions are working perfectly. The camera has went through a CLA and the speeds are correct and the rangefinder is aligned.