Leica M3 Chronological table

Manufa
ctured
Body NumberRemarks
1954700,000 -- 710,000The first year
1955730,001 -- 746,450
1955746,451 -- 746,500
1955746,501 -- 759,700
1955759,701 -- 760,000
1955775,001 -- 780,000
1955780,001 -- 780,090
1955780,101 -- 787,000Finder select Lever from 785,801
1955800,000 -- 805,000
1955805,001 -- 805,100
1955805,101 -- 807,500
1956816,901 -- 870,000
1956817,001 -- 820,000
1956829,851 -- 829,999
1956830,000 -- 827,500
1956837,501 -- 837,620
1956837,721 -- 839,620
1956839,621 -- 839,700
1956839,701 -- 840,500
1956840,501 -- 840,820
1956840,821 -- 844,780
1956844,781 -- 845,000
1956851,001 -- 854,000
1957854,001 -- 858,000Metal of pressure plate, Shutter dial new
1957862,001 -- 866,620
1957866,621 -- 867,000
1957872,001 -- 877,000
1957882,001 -- 886,700
1957886,701 -- 887,000
1957893,001 -- 894,000
1957894,001 -- 894,570
1957894,571 -- 903,000
1957903,001 -- 903,300
1957910,001 -- 910,500
1957910,501 -- 910,600Olive
1957910,601 -- 916,000
1958916,001 -- 918,999
1958919,000 -- 919,250
1958919,251 -- 920,500SS from 919,251
1958920,501 -- 920,521Olive
1958920,522 -- 924,400
1958924,401 -- 924,500
1959926,701 -- 928,917
1959950,301 -- 951,900
1959950,901 -- 952,000
1959952,501 -- 954,800
1959954,801 -- 955,000
1959957,001 -- 959,400
1959959,401 -- 959,500Black
1959961,501 -- 961,700
1959961,701 -- 966,500No more ear leg from 963,001
1959968,351 -- 968,500
1959972,001 -- 975,000
1959976,501 -- 979,500
1959980,000
1959984,001 -- 984,200
1959984,201 -- 987,000
1960987,001 -- 987,200
1960990,751 -- 993,500
1960993,501 -- 993,750Black
1960996,001 -- 998,000
1960998,001 -- 998,300
1960998,301 -- 999,999
19601,000,000 -- 1,003,700
19601,003,701 -- 1,004,000
19601,007,001 -- 1,011,000
19601,014,001 -- 1,014,300
19601,014,301 -- 1,017,000
19611,022,001 -- 1,022,700
19611,022,701 -- 1,023,000
19611,023,001 -- 1,027,800
19611,027,801 -- 1,028,000
19611,032,001 -- 1,035,400
19611,036,051 -- 1,036,350
19611,038,001 -- 1,038,800
19611,038,801 -- 1,039,000Black
19611,039,001 -- 1,040,000
19611,040,071
19611,040,601 -- 1,043,000
19621,040,067 -- 1,040,068
19621,040,095 -- 1,040,096
19621,044,001 -- 1,046,000Black
19621,046,501 -- 1,047,800
19621,047,801 -- 1,048,000
19621,055,001 -- 1,059,849
19621,059,850 -- 1,059,999Black
19621,060,000
19621,063,001 -- 1,065,000
19621,065,001 -- 1,065,200
19631,065,201 -- 1,067,500
19631,070,001 -- 1,074,000
19631,077,001 -- 1,080,000
19631,088,001 -- 1,091,000
19641,093,801 -- 1,097,700
19641,097,701 -- 1,097,850Black
19641,097,851 -- 1,098,000
19641,100,001 -- 1,102,000
19651,102,901 -- 1,103,000
19651,105,001 -- 1,106,900
19651,106,901 -- 1,107,000
19651,109,001 -- 1,112,000
19651,128,401 -- 1,130,000
19651,133,001 -- 1,134,000
19651,134,001 -- 1,134,150Black
19651,134,151 -- 1,135,000
19651,135,101 -- 1,136,000
19661,139,001 -- 1,140,900
19661,140,901 -- 1,141,000
19661,155,001 -- 1,157,590
19661,157,591 -- 1,157,600Black
19661,157,601 -- 1,158,995
19661,158,996 -- 1,159,000Olive
19661,164,846 -- 1,164,865
19681,206,962 -- 1,206,999Olive


Leica Lens Chronological table

Manufa
ctured
Body NumberRemarks
1933156,001 -- 195,000
1934195,001 -- 236,000
1935236,001 -- 284,600
1936284,601 -- 345,000
1937345,001 -- 416,500
1938416,501 -- 490,000
1939490,001 -- 538,500
1940538,501 -- 565,000
1941565,001 -- 582,250
1942582,295 -- 593,000
1943593,001 -- 594,880
1944594,881 -- 595,000
1945595,001 -- 601,000
1946601,001 -- 633,000
1947633,001 -- 647,000
1948647,001 -- 682,000
1949682,001 -- 756,000
1950756,001 -- 840,000
1951840,001 -- 950,000
1952950,001 -- 1,051,000
19531,051,001 -- 1,124,000
19541,124,001 -- 1,236,000
19551,236,001 -- 1,333,000
19561,334,001 -- 1,459,000
19571,459,001 -- 1,548,000
19581,548,001 -- 1,645,300
19591,645,301 -- 1,717,000
19601,717,001 -- 1,827,000
19611,827,001 -- 1,913,000
19621,913,001 -- 1,967,100
19631,967,101 -- 2,015,700
19642,015,701 -- 2,077,500
19652,077,501 -- 2,156,300
19662,156,301 -- 2,236,500
19672,236,501 -- 2,254,400
19682,254,401 -- 2,312,750
19692,312,751 -- 2,384,700
19702,384,701 -- 2,468,500
19712,468,501 -- 2,503,100
19722,503,101 -- 2,556,550
19732,556,551 -- 2,625,000
19742,625,001 -- 2,731,920
19752,731,921 -- 2,761,150

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