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Special Auction Services, in the south of England, is holding a Fine Photographica auction on 23rd July 2019. It features over 80 Leica items, formerly the property of a distinguished Swedish photographer and collector. In the 1950s and 1960s he gathered an impressive collection of rare Leica cameras, lenses and accessories. Some of them date back to the 1920s and are very hard to find these days, but the rarest item by far is a Leica Gun, codenamed RIFLE, so hard to find that it is thought only around 20 to 30 examples exist today. Here are links to the sale: https://auctions.specialauctionservices.com/m/view-auctions/catalog/id/23?page=2 ttps://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/special-auction-services/catalogue-id-srspe10335 E. Leitz Inc. of New York developed the Leica Gun at the suggestion of Attilio Gatti, a celebrated Italian-born, explorer, author and film maker who led thirteen African safaris between the 1920s and 1940s. He urgently needed a hand-held support for the long telephoto lenses he fitted to his Leica camera for rapid sequence wildlife photography and Leitz obliged. The Leica Gun first appeared in 1938 at a cost of $465 with a 20cm lens and screw-mount camera, but it did not sell well and disappeared in around 1940. This particular example is fitted with a IIIf and has been in the owner's family since 1951: it is expected to sell for in excess of £100,000. Other Leica rarities will include a Leica lens turret OROLF from 1960, an Elmax f/3.5 50mm lens, a Thambar 90mm lens, a Noctilux f/1.2 lens from 1968, an OLLUX lens hood, a Leitz New York Leicamotor 1400 from 1967 and a Leica-Motor MOOLY from 1938.
Hi there, my name is Wim, I’m from the Netherlands and I am new on this forum. I came here because i bought a Old black leica camera in a thriftstore. I got curious about the name of the model, if i can make it work, it’s value, and if i could clean and (if needed) repair it myself or if its better to bring it to an expert. I already did some research on the forum but i couldnt find my exact model and lens. Here are some pictures. I hope you can help me out with some info!