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

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Subject: [Leica] RUSSIAN KGB leica?"
From: mak at (
Date: Tue Apr 11 17:11:25 2006

Uh way back in the early 1990's I imported Feds adn Zorkis (and everything 
else) by the boat-load. If you want to send some jpgs to me at, I can probably help you ID the camera thanks  Mark
-----Original Message-----
>From: Ted Grant <>
>Sent: Apr 11, 2006 5:08 PM
>To: Leica Users Group <>
>Subject: [Leica] RUSSIAN   KGB  leica?"
>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 
>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 
>look a like and maybe some day I might use it, never happened.
>Thanks folks,
>Leica Users Group.
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