Leica M2 - R (M2 With M4 Rapid Load) Rangefinder Camera - Rare CLA ' D And
Item History and Pricing
So you get the rapid loading of an M4/M6/M7, but the internal mechanical perfection that made the Leica M3 and M2 famous.
This copy came to me from a local collector, who reported that it had been CLA'd by Sherry Krauter a few years ago. Indeed, the wax seal in the lens mount has her signature "K" mark. For those of you who know Sherry, she is legendary in the Leica community for her outstanding workmanship. The "K" seal means this camera is as smooth and tuned as it was when it left the factory.
It goes without saying, but the camera is in perfect mechanical order: viewfinder is clear and accurate, shutter speeds are accurate, film advance & rewind are smooth, etc. etc. There are some minor cosmetic blemishes (see pics): some light corrosion in the chrome on the top/front, a little strap wear, some brassing on the strap lugs, and a small piece of missing vulcanite on the film door.
I'm selling this because I am trying to thin out my camera collection. I find myself hesitating to shoot the M2-R because it's so rare and I don't want to scratch or damage it. It's been kept in my dehumidified cabinet since purchase, except to shoot a few rolls.
I've been a casual ebay user for 20+ years with 100% positive feedback. I pack carefully and ship promptly. Questions welcome.
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