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M4 with F = 3.5 cm 1:2 Summicron I lens

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M4 edition KE-7A with ELCAN f/2 50mm Lens
  • Production era - 1967-1975
  • Order no. - 10400
  • Variants - aprox. units sold
Chrome - 47,522
Black chrome - 6,775
Black lacquer - 4,889
Olive lacquer - 31
ELC - 650
Motor capable cameras - 855

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Leica M4 Serial Numbers

^ Camera 1185270 1s M1 (black paint)
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
1175001 1178000 Leica M4 (chrom) 1967 3000
1178001 1178100 Leica M4 ELC (chrom) 1967 100
1178101 1185000 Leica M4 (chrom+black) 1967 6900
1185001 1185150** Leica M4 mot "M4-M"* 1968 100
1185151 ^ 1185290 Leica M4 Schwz Lackiert 1968 140
1185301 1195000 Leica M4 (chrom) 1968-69 10000
1206737 1206751 Leica M4 mot "M4-M"* 1969 15
1206752 1206891 Leica M4 mot (Schwz Lackiert) 1969 140
1207001 1207480 Leica M4 Schwz Lackiert 1968-69 480
1207481 1215000 Leica M4 (Schwz Lackiert + chrom) 1968-69 7520
1225001 1225800 Leica M4 Schwz Lackiert (+ chrom) 1969 800
1225801** 1235000** Leica M4 (chrom) 1969 9200**
1246201 1248100 Leica M4 Schwz Lackiert 1969-70 1900
1248101** 1248200** Leica M4 mot 1969 100**
1250201** 1254650** Leica M4 (chrom) 1970 4450**
1266001 1266100 Leica M4 Schwz Lackiert 1970-71 100
1266101 1266131 Leica M4 Olive 1970 31
1266132 1267100 Leica M4 Schwz Lackiert 1970 969
1267101 1267500 Leica M4 mot (Schwz) 1970 400
1267501** 1273921** Leica M4 (chrom) 1970-71 6421**
1274001 1274100 Leica M4 mot 1971 100
1286201 1286700 Leica M4 Schwz Lackiert 1971 500
1293771 1293775 Leica KE-7A (Schwz) 1972 5
1294501 1295000 Leica KE-7A (Schwz) 1972 500
1380001 1380400** Leica M4 Schwz 1974 400
1380401* 1380450* Leica M4 Schwz 1974 50
1380451 1382050* Leica M4 Schwz 1600
1382051* 1382600 Leica M4 Schwz ELC* 1974* 550
1384001 1384600 Leica M4 Schwz 1974 600
1412551** 1413350** Leica M4 Schwz (50+J-ELC) 800**
1413351 1414150* Leica M4 Schwz (50) 1975 1800
1414151* 1415000 Leica M4 Schwz (50) 1975 850
1443001 1443170 Leica M4 Schwz 1975 170
Total assigned serial numbers 1967-1975 60,691

. * Serial numbers and batch total from Gandy's List
** Serial numbers from Serial Numbers Leica Cameras with computed batch total.
Unmarked SN's match between both lists and Gandy's batch total was used without recalculation.
ELC - Ernst Leitz Canada
Schwz Lackiert - Black lacquer
Schwz - Black anodized aluminum known as "black chrome". KE-7A black military M4, 460 produced for the US Army + 55 for civilians, the first Leica in "black chrome".
mot - M4-M and mot - all the motor driven versions were believed to be in black lacquer.

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