M6

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  • Order nos. - 10404-black, 10414-silver, 10412-titan, 10413-black, 10440-MJ6-chrom, 10442-Millennium, 10450-Platinum '150 Jahre', 10479-LHSA, 10496-Ein Stück, 10553-Hermès
  • Production era - 1984-2003
  • Variants - 1051 platinum, 1300 gold, 2000 black lacquer, 50,876 silver, 82,831 black anodized aluminum, ca. 6000 titanium; M6J M-series 40th anniversary edition with 0.85 viewfinder (1640 cameras); 0.72 and 0.85 viewfinders; Panda (black knobs) & traveler (black insets).
  • Special editions - see Puts Pocket Pod for list of 38 special editions - see also MIR Site - LHSA-Leica Historical Association, RW-Royal Wedding, LH-Leica Historica, BN-Benelux (flag+map), PAD-Partner-Aktion Deutschland, AB-Anton Bruckner, JA-Jaguar
  • Materials - Unlike earlier and later M-cameras, the M6 top and bottom plates are zinc, with a paint finish and without top inscription, except for special editions.
  • Accessories - Leather Ever Ready Case 14871
  • Power supply - CR 1/3N lithium battery
  • Designer - Heinrich Janke
  • Manuals & brochures

Comment

Leica M6 Serial Numbers

^ Camera 1649649 is M6 prototype (black)
^^ Cameras 1961028 1966003 are M6J (chrom)
SN Start SN End Product Year Batch
1649251^ 1651250 Leica ^M4-P 1984-85 [2000]
1657251 1659250 Leica M6 (black ELW) 1984-85 2000
1665351 1669350 Leica M6 (black) 1985 4000
1674351 1678350 Leica M6 (black) 1985 4000
1678351 1682350 Leica M6 (black) 1985 4000
1682351 1682950 Leica M6 Hell 1986 600
1687951 1691950 Leica M6 (assumed Schwz) 1986 4000
1691951 1692950 Leica M6 (assumed Schwz) 1986 270*
1701451 1704600 Leica M6 (black) 1986 3150
1704801 1705450 Leica M6 (assumed Schwz) 1986 650
1705451 1707450 Leica M6 Hell 1986 2000
1707451 1711450 Leica M6 Schwz 1986 4000
1711451 1714450 Leica M6 Hell 1987 3000
1724451 1728450 Leica M6 Schwz 1987 4000
1728451** 1732450** Leica R6 Schwz 1987 4000**
1738451 1741450 Leica M6 Hell (+LHSA) 1988 3000
1741451 1745450 Leica M6 Schwz 1988 4000
1755451 1758450 Leica M6 Hell (+platinum+panda) 1988 3000
1758451 1762450 Leica M6 Schwz 1988 4000
1772501 1775000 Leica M6 Hell (+panda) 1989 2500
1777001 1777500 Leica M6 Hell 1990 500
1779001 1782000 Leica M6 Schwz 1990 3000
1783001 1786000 Leica M6 Schwz 1990 3000
1790001 1790500 Leica M6 Hell 1991 500
1790501 1791000 Leica M6 Hell 1991 500
1793001 1794500 Leica M6 Hell (+panda) 1991 1500
1794501 1797000 Leica M6 Schwz 1991 2500
1903501 1904500 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1991 1000
1904501 1906500 Leica M6 Schwz 1991 2000
1906501 1907500 Leica M6 Hell (+titan+Colombo) 1991 1000
1914001 1915000 Leica M6 Hell 1992 1000
1915001 1918000 Leica M6 Schwz 1992 3000
1918021 1919020 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1992 1000
1926001 1928000 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1992 2000
1928001 1931000 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1992 3000
1931001 1932000 Leica M6 Hell 1992 1000
1935001 1936000 Leica M6 Hell 1993 1000
1936001 1937000 Leica M6 Hell 1993 1000
1938000 1938150 Leica M6 LHSA engraving chrome* 1993 151**
1941001 ^^1991000 Leica ^^Mini Zoom 1993 [50000]
1991001 1993000 Leica M6 Hell 1993 2000
1995001 1997000 Leica M6 Schwz 1993 2000
2000011 2000999 Leica M6 Hell 1994 989
2001000 2001353 Leica M6 gold Brunei* 1994* 350
2001354 2001999 Leica M6 Hell 1994 645
2002000 2002100 Leica M6 royal 1994* 101**
2002101 2003000 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1994 900
2003001 2004000 Leica M6 Schwz 1994 1000
2004001 2005000 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1994 1000
2005001 2005941 Leica M6 Hell 1994 941
2005942 2007000 Leica M6 Schwz 1994 1059
2009001 2011000 Leica M6 Hell 1994 2000
2063001 2065000 Leica M6 Schwz 1995 2000
2168001 2170000 Leica M6 Hell (+RW) 1995 2000
2171201 2173000 Leica M6 Schwz 1995 1800
2174001 2176000 Leica M6 Hell (+BN+LH) 1995 2000
2176001 2176700 Leica M6 gold Thai Jubilee 1995 700
2177001 2177250 Leica M6 platinum Brunei* 1995 250
2179001 2181000 Leica M6 Schwz (+PAD) 1995 2000
2178001* 2178211* Leica M6 platinum Brunei* 1995 200
2184001 2185000 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1995 1000
2235001 2236000 Leica M6 Hell 1995 1000
2239001** 2240000** Leica M6 Schwz 1996 1000**
2278001 2278211 Leica M6 platinum Brunei* (+AB) 1996 200
2278301 2278588 Leica M6 platinum Schmidt* 1996 151
2279001 2280500 Leica M6 Schwz 1996 1500
2281001** 2281400** Leica M6 (assumed Schwz) 1996 400**
2283001 2283125 Leica M6 platinum with diamond Brunei* 1996 125
2283201 2283325 Leica M6 gold with diamond Brunei* 1996 125
2283401 2283525 Leica M6 platinum* 1996 125
2283601 2283625 Leica M6 gold* 1996 125
2284126 2284999 Leica M6 Schwz 1996 874
2287501 2288500 Leica M6 Hell 1996 1000
2288501 2289500 Leica M6 Schwz 1996 1000
2289501 2290500 Leica M6 Hell 1996 1000
2295001** 2297000** Leica M6 Schwz 1997 2000**
2300000 2300000 Leica M6 Ein Stück for Museum 1997 1
2300001 2300996 Leica M6 Ein Stück 1997 996
2331001 2332000 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1997 1000
2414001 2416000 Leica M6 Schwz (10 413) 1997 2000
2418001 2419000 Leica M6 Hell (+titan) 1997 1000
2419001 2420000 Leica M6 Hell 1997 1000
2422001 2423000 Leica M6 Hell 1997 1000
2423001 2425000 Leica M6 Schwz 1997 2000
2425001 2427000 Leica M6 Hell 1997 2000
2431501 2431600 Leica M6 Hell (+JA) 1998 100
2431601 2431800 Leica M6 Schwz 1998 200
2431801 2433800 Leica M6 Schwz 1998 2000
2455801 2457800 Leica M6 Schwz 1998 2000
2463801 2463850 Leica M6 Hell 1998 50
2463851 2464100 Leica M6 Schwz 1998 250
2470101 2470300 Leica M6 Schwz 1998 200
2490000** 2490150** Leica M6 150 Jahre 2000 151**
2500001** 2502000** Leica M6 Schwz Lackiert 2000 2000**
Total assigned serial numbers 1984-1999 158,309

. * 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.
Schwz - Black anodized aluminum known as "black chrome"
Hell - Clear anodized aluminum known as "silver" or "chrome"