This single-stroke Leica M3 (body only) is from 1962.
We photograph each individual camera that we sell. Please inspect photos for the most complete information about cosmetic condition. Note small scuff/dent near the serial number, visible in the top-down photo and small defect to leatherette at lower left (from the perspective of the back of the camera).
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, the bayonet lens mount, and the 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.