Leica KE 7a CIVILIAN Rare Camera Near Mint
Leica KE-7A camera Serial No. 1294953
Sold with: Camera Strap E.LEITZ Camera and lens Guarantee Card (clear)
Sold without the lens
Leica KE-7A info
SNR: 1,293,771 - 1,293,775, 1,294,501 - 1,295,000
Lens: Elcan 50mm f2 Bayonet mount
Shutter: focal plane
Viewfinder: coupled rangefinder with bright frames for: 35, 50, 90, and 135mm
Shutter speeds: 1 sec. ,1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000+B
Rewind release: lever
Rewind Knob: with built in crank
Strap lugs: round
The KE-7A model was a military M4 camera made in Canada for the United states government.
This camera had particular characteristics which made it resistant to low temperature, dust and mud.
Two types of KE-7A's are found: the KE-7A military units carrying FSN (federal stock Number) CONT. (Contract designation) and U.S (United States) On the back of the cover along with the serial-number were engraved the federal stock number, the order number and the initial U.S. And the KE-7A Civilian units without these markings.(with only the serial number engraved)
The civilian KE-7A represent a production overrun LESS THAN 60 OF THESE REACHED THE MARKET !