REAL of fake/copy LEICA??????

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  1. thomweinstein

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    Hey everyone, i recently purchased a Leica II. Is there anybody that knows for sure the authenticity of this camera? Here is the serial numbers: Leica II, serial number No: 318538 with Summar 50mm lens, No: 449882

    I read on some sites that copies even had copied the serial numbers to make it all even harder to know...

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c244/Thommyboy27/8040_1.jpg

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c244/Thommyboy27/Untitled-1.jpg

    http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c244/Thommyboy27/leicaII.jpg

    Any help would be awesome! Thank you so much.

    Thom
     
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    Looks clean to me but with the size of the pics it's tough to say for sure.
     
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    Looks like an older camera with brassing and rounded edges, could be an old fake
     
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    To me it looks to be a fake... viewfinder window looks wrong. Top plate looks has that machined look...

    There are tons of fakes coming out of Russia and Ukraine... thankfully most of them on ebay (that I've seen) are honest and will state so.

    I'm no expert though...
     
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    Have Mitica look at it. He's a guru...
     

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