33. New York Leica Gun RIFLE Prototype

One of the rarest and most unusual Leitz accessories in beautiful and 100% original condition. With modified Wetzlar PLOOT mirror housing no.3201 and special bayonet mount Wetzlar viewfinder engraved 'Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Germany' in condenser logo, chrome Leica Standard body no.333361 with modified baseplate, Telyt 4.5/20cm no.272854 with hood, Hektor 4.5/13.5cm no.326299 with hood in short focusing mount and matching red maker's box, with the original and extremely rare carrying case RIFUN - as the finder is clearly a Wetzlar product and completely different to the NY finders this device is a pre-series or prototype RIFLE finished in New York (the camera body, all lenses and the reflex housing were delivered to Ernst Leitz New York between 1937-1939) - provenance: From the son of the first owner Mr. Pojol, a gentleman from France who lived in Venezuela from 1937 - 1989. The whole outfit is in very fine, 100% original and perfect working condition !

Sale No 31695
Condition B+
Serial No. 333351
Year 1939

Auction closed!
13 June 2015

Hammer price (Incl. buyer's premium)4.00 €5.00 € € 288.00016.00 €17.00 €18.00 €19.00 €20.00 €

Estimate € 300000-350000


€ 220.0002019-01-18 10:02
€ 200.0002015-06-10 05:00
€ 150.000 Start price

Camera Auction 27 - June 2015,



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