For sale is a Leica KS-15(4) film camera body. Very limited and rare version of the M2, even moreso than the popular M2-R. These cameras were a military special order during the Vietnam War. These cameras shared much more parts with the M2, while the later M2-R shared more with the M4.
What specifics differentiate the KS-15(4) and the standard M2?
The KS-15(4) has the rapid load system as seen on the M4 and later cameras. They also have a different weather coating applied on the baseplate as well as no "open/close" engravings. There are extra dust seals that sit on the outside of the pressure plate mating area and this KS-15(4) also has the later upgraded M4 Aperture Eyepiece that improved frameline view for eyeglass wearers.
Overall Condition: Good - Obvious wear but in good working order
Fully Functioning: Yes
Dents: A few minor dings, one to front of top plate, one to baseplate.
Scratches: Some marks around the rangefinder window.
Brassing: Some light bright marks.
Light Seals: Good
Shutter Speeds: Good
Internal Dust: Some minimal
Rangefinder Patch: Strong
Framelines: Bright & Visible
This item is covered by our 30 day repair warranty. Please see our about page for further details.
Our condition ratings:
Mint - New unused.
Near Mint - Like new but has been used.
Excellent - Very minor signs of use.
Very Good - Some signs of use.
Good - Obvious wear but in good working order.
Fair - Well used with heavy wear but fully functioning.
Spares or repair - Item not working.