Monday, October 17, 2011

For Sale : A Leica Gun

This rare Leica Telephoto Assembly Rifle, also known as “the Leica Gun” or, in Germany, as the “Leica Gewehr,” will be auctioned off at the Tamarkin Rare Camera Auction on October 30th. This camera was originally made for the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and was a favorite among wildlife and sports photographers. Very few of these were made and even fewer have survived the last seventy years.

The starting bid is listed at $65,000, but given the rarity of this piece, and the collectability of Leica gear, it’s probably going to sell for well beyond that.

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