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Hi guys I'm totally new here and I just bought my first Leica at an antique store of all places and it works and looks great and I actually got to speak with the original owner who says he bought it new in 1956 which is awesome and I picked it for $330 bucks. I've done some research the past few days and it is a red dial self timer with the serial no. 723996. And this is where I'm very confused... I looked up the serial numbers on your wiki Here and it says the range between no. 713001 and no. 729000 mean it is a "Leica IIIf Vorlauf ELC (EI+ELW.RD)" which to my knowledge means it is a Leica IIIf with a self timer (Vorlauf), from Ernst Leitz Canada (ELC), with Esercito Italiano (EI) (Don't know what that means), and Ernst Leitz Wetzlar (ELW), and RD for red dial. I'm just very confused with all this because it seems to contradict itself being that it says it's both from Canada and Wetzlar Germany? My camera is engraved Leica, DBP, Ernst Leitz, GMBH, Wetzlar, Germany. (Commas meaning where a new line begins) Any help would be amazing (Moderated) I will attach a couple pictures. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55196414/Leica%20IIIf%20723996/DSC02424.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55196414/Leica%20IIIf%20723996/DSC02430.jpg https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/55196414/Leica%20IIIf%20723996/DSC02431.jpg