Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/11

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Subject: [Leica] RUSSIAN KGB leica?"
From: tedgrant at (Ted Grant)
Date: Tue Apr 11 17:08:08 2006
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Howdy Crew,
Hopefully someone out there in LUGLAND has some idea whether this is for 
real or a phoney Russian KGB Leica knock off camera?

Sunday at the Vancouver camera swap meet Peter Kline pointed out the 
"Russian Leica" I had to sell was engraved with NKGB and some other Russian 
script. Tom Abrahamsson suggested I should put it out of site until it could 
be verified in some manner whether it was for real or not.

So over to you crew, does anyone have any solid information about whether 
this might be or suggestions on how to verify it? And yes the camera works 
as best as we could tell.

I've had it after an assignment in Russia on the Chernobyl Children. But 
never used it nor did I do anything with it as I thought it was an old Leica 
look a like and maybe some day I might use it, never happened.

Thanks folks,

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