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

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Subject: [Leica] RUSSIAN KGB leica?"
From: walt at (Walt Johnson)
Date: Tue Apr 11 17:12:21 2006
References: <> <010201c65dc5$2cd513a0$73b56c18@ted>

I don't know Ted, sounds like some kinda commie plot to me. =-O


Ted Grant wrote:

> 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,
> ted
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