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Worlds most beat up M4.....so sad....
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Worlds most beat up M4.....so sad....

Hi all -

This was a closed auction that I found - for an absolute train wreck of a BP M4. Hope I am not violating any rules here - just thought everyone might like to gawk at the photos of this pooooor M4

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Leica-M4-35m...p2047675.l2557
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Even shipping from the Dominican Republic - I wonder if it's been underwater, salt water that is!
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Love the description - '...not working in anyway'
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looks like it has been used as a boat anchor
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I love it. I have seen much more expensive desk paperweights. I would have loved to have had this ... sealed in acrylic sitting on my desk.
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I actually remember seeing this when it was up for sale. It almost seemed worth having an ultimate beater Leica M. Still, not really worth $125, unless pulling parts that are somehow in better shape than your current cam.
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Maybe worth it as a movie prop -- all that's left of the photojournalist after he pushes his luck one time too many.
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Not quite sure why someone would try to sell that, as opposed to just pitching it in the trash.

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Looks like straight from the Hindenburg
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Not quite sure why someone would try to sell that, as opposed to just pitching it in the trash.

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I've yet to make $125 from throwing something into the garbage...YMMV.
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I wonder what parts if any could be salvaged from this!
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I love a camera with a little brassing
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I wonder what parts if any could be salvaged from this!
The top-plate with the engraved serial number. Straighten it carefully (brass can be reformed) put it on a normal chrome user M4, paint the other parts (shutter speed dial, frame line lever, self-timer lever in black paint) or buy from Ebay and voila, there is the original BP M4 for a much higher price than US$ 125.
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Well, we've found Winograd's back up camera..
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that was mummified...i wonder if the archaeologists were notified about that descovery!
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Somebody has already messed with it as the bayonet mount is 180 deg wrongly mounted!
I've not bothered with checking the number but if it's an original then there's value in the top and bottom plates. I'd have bought this.
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Proof that even Leica film bodies doesn't last forever.

At the price I'm tempted to buy it as home decor. Should look pretty nice mounted on a plaque
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I love it. I have seen much more expensive desk paperweights. I would have loved to have had this ... sealed in acrylic sitting on my desk.
This this this.... It Oozes character and if only it could talk. That would have some room on my desk.

Has anyone checked the serial number? Is it a legit Black Paint?

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OK I just checked on "camquest"

"Ed: Earlier Black M4's had a black enamel finish, later M4's (presumably dating from about the introduction of the M5) used a black chrome finish. The black enamel M4's generally command a premium to collectors over the black chrome."

8/28/1969: M4 Black: From 1246201 to 1248100

One of 1,900 .... At $125 USD Someone got the bargain of the decade!
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I love it, absolutely love it.....
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should i email the seller and ask if he knows whether or not the shutter speeds are accurate?
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should i email the seller and ask if he knows whether or not the shutter speeds are accurate?
Um... NO
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