M4-P

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  • Code numbers - 10416 (13-83.CHROM)
  • Production era - 1981-1987 > 24,970 cameras
  • Variants - Canadian (ELC) and Wetzlar (ELW); black, chrome, M6 Viewfinder version after s/n 1642551
  • Special editions - 1913-1983 "70 year" edition (inscribed on right shoulder of camera back - 2500 cameras)- Mount Everest (symbol centered on top plate) -1586371-1586565- (200 total)
  • Materials - First Leica with vinyl "leatherette" in lieu of "vulcanite" (vulcanized rubber) jacket material; early M4-P top and bottom plates are brass and later zinc after introduction of the M6.
  • Accessories - Motor-M Winder M4-P
  • Designers - Heinrich Janke - Hans-Kurt Uellenberg - Bernd Nickel
  • Manuals & brochures

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Leica M4-P Serial Numbers

^ Camera 1532885 is a M4-P per Forum discussion [4]
^^ Camera 1649649 is M6 prototype (black)

SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
1528651** ^ 1533350 Leica M4-2 ^ 1980 [4700]
1543351 1545350 Leica M4-P (chrom) 1980 2000
1546351 1552350 Leica M4-P (black) 1981 6000
1562351 1564350 Leica M4-P (black) 1982 2000
1586351 1590350 Leica M4-P (black+Everest) 1982 4000
1604551 1606550 Leica M4-P 1982-83 2000
1618551* 1620550* Leica M4-P (13-83.chrom) 1983 2000*
1620551* 1622550* Leica M4-P (black) 1983 2000*
1636551* 1637550* Leica M4-P (13-83.chrom) 1983 1000*
1642551* 1643750* Leica M4-P (chrom) 1984 1200*
1649251* 1651250* Leica M4-P (chrom) 1984 2000*
1691951 ^^ 1692950 Leica M4-P ELW (black) 1986* 770*
Total assigned serial numbers 1981-1986 24,970**
. * 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.
ELW - Ernst Leitz Wetzlar