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  Leica M's and SLRs from 1954 to 1999 Sorted by Date and Serial Number

The raw data was supplied courtesy of Leica, by Mr. Horst Braun with the approval of Leica's CEO, Mr. Cohn.   I'm sure I'm speaking for all Leica enthusiasts in thanking them for their help and generosity in sharing this information.   I sorted and edited the raw data into its present form to enhance readability.  In some cases notes were added and wording revised for clarity.

It's probably a fair guess that many variations and special models which get collector's notice, did not get that much notice at the factory, so the serial numbers were just mixed in with the regular production for that model.    The reality of it is that the list was not made with all the precision that Leica collectors might like, but then the list wasn't made by Leica collectors -- it was made by people simply trying to get their job done -- sometimes at the end of a long day at work. 

Cameras are sorted chronologically and by serial number. 

For perhaps the first time, most Leica birthdays are also listed, to be more exact the assignment date of the serial block. You know what this means ---another reason to have a birthday party.  Let's see, 6 Leicas, six new birthday parties. Hmm.

ELC  = Assembled at Ernst Leitz Canada (Midland)       LP = Leitz Portugal     LW = Leitz Wetzlar

Date Camera Starting Ending Batch
1/1/54 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 700001 710000 10000
1/1/55 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 700000 700000 1
1/1/55 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 730001 746450 16449
1/1/55 M3 ELC (Exact Date Unrecorded) 746451 746500 50
1/1/55 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 746501 750000 3500
1/1/55 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 750001 759700 9700
1/1/55 M3 ELC (Exact Date Unrecorded) 759701 760000 300
1/1/55 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 775001 780000 5000
1/1/55 M3 ELC (Exact Date Unrecorded) 780001 780100 100
1/1/55 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 780101 787000 6900
1/1/55 M3 from 782001 top plate changed without 4 screw holes 782001 . .
1/1/55 M3 from 785801 with preview lever 785801 . .
1/1/55 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 800000 807500 7500
1/1/55 M3 ELC (Exact Date Unrecorded) 805001 805100 100
1/1/56 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 837721 839620 1900
1/1/56 M3 ELC (Exact Date Unrecorded) 839621 839700 80
1/1/56 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 839701 840500 800
1/1/56 M3 ELC (Exact Date Unrecorded) 840501 840820 320
1/1/56 M3 (Exact Date Unrecorded) 840821 845000 4180
3/21/56 M3 816001 820500 4400
3/23/56 M3 ELC 816901 817000 100
5/4/56 M3 830001 837500 7500
6/15/56 M3 ELC 829851 830000 150
7/21/56 M3 ELC 837501 837620 120
9/27/56 MP 1 11 11
10/26/56 M3 ELC 844781 845000 220
11/5/56 M3 851001 854000 3000
1/5/57 M3 new shutter speed sequence 854001 858000 4000
1/5/57 M3 from 856000 metal film pressure plate 856000 . .
2/14/57 MP 12 500 489
2/14/57 M3 862001 866620 4620
3/22/57 M3 ELC 866621 867000 380
3/25/57 M3 872001 877000 5000
6/5/57 M3 882001 886700 4700
6/24/57 MP Black 13 150 137
6/24/57 MP Chrome 151 450 298
6/24/57 MP Black 213 214 2
7/30/57 M3 ELC 886701 887000 300
8/13/57 M3 893001 898000 4430
8/26/57 M3 ELC 894001 984570 570
9/25/57 M3 898001 903000 5000
11/20/57 M3 915001 915200 200
11/25/57 M3 ELC 903001 903300 300
11/25/57 M2 926001 926200 200
11/28/57 M3 910001 916000 5700
12/20/57 M3 Green 910501 910600 100
1/14/58 M3 916001 919250 3250
3/26/58 M3 with depth of field mask and single stroke advance 919251 924500 5229
3/26/58 M3 Green 920501 920251 21
4/22/58 M3 ELC still with double stroke 924401 924500 100
4/23/58 M3 926701 929000 2300
5/8/58 M2 929001 931000 2000
6/9/58 M2 with smaller window 931001 933000 2000
8/6/58 M2 935001 937500 2500
8/19/58 MP2 935501 935512 12
9/8/58 M2 937501 940000 2500
9/12/58 M2 ELC 937621 937650 30
9/26/58 M2 940001 942900 2900
10/31/58 M2 ELC 942901 943000 100
11/3/58 M2 944001 946000 2000
12/1/58 M2 946001 947000 800
12/4/58 M2 ELC 946301 946400 100
12/9/58 M2 ELC 946901 947000 100
12/9/58 M2 947001 947500 500
12/9/58 M2 with self timer 947501 948000 500
12/17/58 M2 ELC 948501 948600 100
12/19/58 M2 Black 948601 949100 500
12/19/58 M2 with self timer 949101 949400 300
1/5/59 M2 949101 950000 900
2/26/59 M1 950001 950300 300
2/26/59 M3 950301 951900 1600
3/18/59 M1 952016 952500 485
3/19/59 M3 ELC 951901 952000 100
4/3/59 MP2 952001 952015 15
4/15/59 M3 952501 955000 2300
4/22/59 M3 ELC 954801 954900 100
4/29/59 M3 ELC 954901 955000 100
5/14/59 M3 957001 959400 2400
6/1/59 M1 956501 957000 500
6/3/59 M3 Black 959401 959500 100
6/22/59 M2 960501 961500 1000
6/22/59 M2 with self timer 960501 960500 1000
6/22/59 M2 from 960601 with new light window 960601 . .
6/24/59 M3 ELC 961501 961700 200
6/24/59 M3 961701 966500 4800
7/22/59 M1 966501 967500 1000
7/22/59 M2 967501 968350 850
7/22/59 M3 ELC 968351 968500 150
7/27/59 24x27 Postcamera 928923 929000 78
8/24/59 M2 970001 971500 1500
8/24/59 M3 972001 974700 2700
10/2/59 M3 ELC 974701 975000 300
10/9/59 M2 975001 976500 1200
10/9/59 M3 976501 979500 3000
10/9/59 M1 979501 980500 950
12/4/59 M2 982001 984000 1850
12/7/59 M2 with self timer 982901 983500 600
12/7/59 M3 ELC 984001 984200 200
12/7/59 M3 984201 987000 2800
1/19/60 M2 without self timer 960501 960801 300
1/19/60 M2 with self timer 975801 976100 300
1/19/60 M2 with self timer 982001 982150 150
2/3/60 M3 ELC 987001 987200 200
2/3/60 M2 ELC 987201 987300 100
2/10/60 M2 989251 990750 1250
2/10/60 M2 with self timer 989251 989650 400
2/10/60 M2 with self timer 989801 990500 700
2/10/60 M3 990751 993750 2750
3/21/60 M2 Black 990501 990750 250
3/21/60 M3 Black 993501 993750 250
3/28/60 M1 Green paint 980451 980500 50
4/13/60 M2 993751 996000 1850
4/13/60 M3 996001 1000000 4000
5/31/60 M2 ELC 995001 995100 100
5/31/60 M2 with self timer 995101 995400 300
5/31/60 M3 ELC 998001 998300 300
6/22/60 M2 988351 988650 300
6/22/60 M2 with self timer 988651 989250 600
7/5/60 M3 1000001 1004000 4000
7/5/60 M3 # 1000070 exists two times 1000070 1000070 .
7/5/60 M2 1004001 1004150 150
7/5/60 M2 with self timer 1004150 1007000 2850
7/5/60 M2 Black with self timer. 1005101 1005350 250
8/17/60 M3 ELC 1003701 1004000 300
8/17/60 M2 ELC 1005351 1005450 100
8/29/60 M2 Luftwaffe grey 1005751 1005770 20
9/13/60 M3 1007001 1011000 4000
9/26/60 M2 1011001 1014000 3000
11/21/60 M3 ELC 1014001 1014300 300
11/21/60 M3 1014301 1017000 2700
1/5/61 M1 1017001 1017500 500
1/15/61 M2 (includes 200 ELC) 1017501 1022000 4300
1/15/61 M2 ELC 1017901 1018000 100
1/15/61 M2 ELC 1020101 1020200 100
1/19/61 M3 1022001 1028000 5500
1/19/61 M3 ELC 1022701 1023000 300
3/21/61 M1 1028001 1028600 600
4/13/61 M3 ELC 1027801 1028000 200
4/27/61 M2 1028601 1031800 3200
6/9/61 M3 1032001 1035400 3400
6/9/61 M1 1035401 1036000 525
7/28/61 M2 ELC 1036001 1036050 50
7/28/61 M3 ELC 1036051 1036350 300
8/9/61 M2 1036351 1038000 1600
8/9/61 M3 1038001 1040000 1800
8/18/61 M2 Black 1031801 1032000 200
8/18/61 M3 Black 1038801 1039000 200
8/31/61 M1 Green pain 1035926 1036000 75
9/13/61 M3 5 made with M1 batch # 1040067 1040068, 1040071, 1040095, 1040096 1040067 1040096 5
9/13/61 M1 (includes 5 M3) 1040001 1040600 600
10/11/61 M3 1040601 1043000 2400
1/5/62 M2 ELC 1037951 1038000 50
2/2/62 M2 1043001 1044000 800
2/2/62 M3 1044001 1046000 2000
3/16/62 M1 1046001 1046500 500
3/16/62 M3 1046501 1048000 1300
5/11/62 M2 Black 1043801 1044000 200
5/17/62 M2 1048001 1050000 2000
6/12/62 M3 ELC 1047801 1048000 200
6/20/62 M1 1050001 1050500 500
6/20/62 M2 1050501 1055000 4250
6/20/62 M3 1055001 1060000 4800
8/27/62 M2 ELC 1054901 1055000 100
10/24/62 M2 Black 1053101 1053250 150
10/24/62 M3 Black 1059850 1059999 150
11/5/62 M1 1060001 1060500 500
11/5/62 M2 1060501 1063000 2400
11/5/62 M3 1063001 1067500 4100
11/21/62 M3 ELC 1065001 1065200 200
2/20/63 M2 ELC 1061701 1061800 100
3/11/63 M1 1067501 1068000 370
3/11/63 M2 1068001 1070000 2000
3/11/63 M3 1070001 1074000 4000
4/26/63 24x27 Postcamera 928918 928922 5
4/26/63 24x27 Postcamera 987536 987600 55
4/26/63 24x36 Postcamera 1067871 1068000 130
4/26/63 24x36 Postcamera 1067871 1668000 130
7/2/63 M1 1074001 1074500 500
7/2/63 M2 1074501 1077000 2500
7/2/63 M3 1077001 1080000 3000
8/5/63 M2 Black 1075001 1075300 300
8/5/63 M3 Black 1078501 1078800 300
10/10/63 Reserved for Flex-Camera 1080001 1085000 5000
10/10/63 M2 1085501 1088000 2500
10/10/63 M3 1088001 1091000 3000
10/11/63 M1 1085001 1085500 500
1/16/64 M1 1091001 1091300 300
1/16/64 M2 1091301 1093800 2150
1/16/64 M3 1093801 1098000 4050
3/16/64 M2 ELC 1093751 1093800 50
3/16/64 M3 ELC 1097851 1098000 15
4/8/64 M2 Black 1093501 1093750 250
4/8/64 M3 Black 1097701 1097850 150
5/15/64 24x36 Postcamera 1085451 1085500 50
7/10/64 M1 (includes 4 Post) 1098001 1098300 213
7/10/64 24x36 Post in M1 batch 1098232 1098235 4
7/10/64 M2 1098301 1100000 1600
7/10/64 M3 1100001 1102000 1950
8/19/64 M2 ELC 1099801 1099900 100
9/10/64 M1 Green 1098101 1098183 83
9/10/64 M3 Green 1100401 1100450 50
9/11/64 M1 1102001 1102500 500
9/11/64 MD 1102501 1103000 300
11/3/64 M2 1103001 1105000 1900
11/3/64 M3 1105001 1107000 1900
1/1/65 Leicaflex (Exact Date Unrecorded) 1115001 1128000 13000
1/26/65 M1 1102801 1103000 100
1/26/65 M2 ELC 1104901 1105000 100
1/26/65 M3 ELC 1106901 1107000 100
1/26/65 M2 1107001 1109000 2000
1/26/65 M3 1109001 1110500 1500
3/17/65 M2 1102901 1103000 100
4/29/65 M3 1110501 1112000 1500
4/29/65 M2 1112001 1115000 3000
6/30/65 24x36 Postcamera 1114976 1115000 25
6/30/65 MD 1128001 1128400 400
6/30/65 M3 1128401 1130000 1600
8/18/65 M2 Black 1130001 1130300 300
8/18/65 M2 1130301 1133000 2600
9/7/65 M3 1133001 1136000 3000
10/14/65 MD 1136001 1136500 500
11/8/65 M2 ELC 1132901 1133000 100
11/8/65 M3 ELC 1135001 1135100 100
11/12/65 M3 Black 1134001 1134150 150
1/26/66 MD 1136501 1137000 500
1/26/66 M2 1137001 1139000 1900
1/26/66 M3 1139001 1141000 1900
2/11/66 M3 with Star 1135001 1135100 100
4/18/66 M2 ELC 1138901 1139000 100
4/18/66 M3 ELC 1140901 1141000 100
5/3/66 MD 1141001 1142000 1000
5/3/66 M2 1142001 1145000 3000
5/3/66 Leicaflex 1145001 1155000 10000
5/3/66 M3 1155001 1158000 3000
9/28/66 24x27 Postcamera 1141696 1142000 32
9/28/66 24x36 Postcamera 1141897 1141968 72
9/30/66 M3 1158001 1158500 500
9/30/66 M3 1158511 1158995 485
9/30/66 MD 1160201 1160769 566
9/30/66 MDa 1160247 1160249 3
9/30/66 M2 1161421 1162400 980
9/30/66 M2 1162451 1163770 1320
9/30/66 M2 1164047 1164550 504
11/24/66 M2 Black 1162401 1162450 50
11/28/66 M4 1175001 1178000 3000
12/2/66 M3 Black 1157591 1157600 10
12/28/66 MDa 1159001 1160200 1200
12/28/66 MDa 1160864 1161420 557
12/28/66 M2 1164551 1164845 295
12/28/66 24x36 Postcamera 1164866 1164940 75
12/28/66 Leicaflex 1165001 1173000 8000
12/28/66 M4 1178101 1185000 6900
1/26/67 M3 Black 1158501 1158510 10
1/30/67 M2 M Motor 1163771 1164046 276
2/2/67 M3 1164846 1164865 20
2/6/67 M3 Green 1158996 1159000 5
4/3/67 M2 1164941 1165000 60
4/27/67 MD 1160770 1160820 51
4/27/67 MDa 1160821 1160863 43
4/27/67 M4 ELC 1178001 1178100 100
7/19/67 M4 ELC 1183001 1183100 100
7/19/67 M4 1185001 1195000 10000
7/20/67 M4 Black 1181501 1182000 500
8/18/67 M4-M 1185001 1185300 300
12/8/67 Postcamera 24x27 1185291 1185300 10
4/2/68 MDa 1205001 1207000 2000
5/3/68 M4 Black 1185151 1185290 140
5/3/68 M4 Black 1207001 1207480 480
5/3/68 M4 1207481 1215000 7520
5/21/68 SL 1173001 1173250 250
5/21/68 Leicaflex 1173251 1174700 1500
5/21/68 SL 1174701 1175000 300
7/12/68 M2 Black 1207000 1207000 1
7/30/68 SL 1195001 1205000 10000
7/30/68 M3 Green 1206962 1205999 38
7/30/68 SL 1215001 1225000 10000
10/24/68 Postcamera 24x36 1206392 1206941 50
10/24/68 Postcamera 24x27 1206942 1206961 20
12/1/68 M4 MOT 1206752 1206891 140
1/22/69 M4 Black 1225001 1225800 800
1/22/69 M4 1225801 1235000 9200
5/29/69 M4-M 1206737 1206751 15
5/29/69 SL 1235001 1245000 10000
8/28/69 MDa 1245001 1246200 1200
8/28/69 M4 Black 1246201 1248100 1900
8/28/69 M4-M 1248101 1248200 100
8/28/69 M2-R 1248201 1250200 2000
1/2/70 M4 1250201 1254650 4450
1/14/70 SL 1255001 1265000 10000
3/9/70 MDa 1254651 1255000 350
6/11/70 MDa 1265001 1266000 1000
6/11/70 M4 Black 1266001 1266100 100
6/11/70 M4 Black 1266132 1267100 969
6/11/70 M4 MOT 1267101 1267500 400
10/8/70 M4 Green 1266101 1266131 31
10/12/70 SL 1275001 1285000 10000
11/24/70 M4 1267501 1273921 6421
12/4/70 M4 MOT 1274001 1274100 100
12/4/70 MDa 1274101 1275000 900
2/4/71 MDa 1285001 1286200 1200
2/4/71 M4 Black 1286201 1286700 500
2/4/71 M5 0-serie 1287001 1287250 250
2/22/71 Postcamera 24x27 1273922 1273925 4
2/22/71 Postcamera 24x36 1273926 127400 75
4/2/71 SL 1295001 1296500 1500
7/16/71 CL 1300001 1335000 35000
8/18/71 M5 Black 1287251 1288000 750
8/18/71 M5 Chrome 1288001 1289000 1000
8/20/71 MDa 1293001 1294000 1000
8/20/71 KE-7 1294501 1295000 500
10/1/71 M5 Black 1289001 1291400 2400
10/1/71 M5 Chrome 1291401 1293000 1600
11/16/71 SL 1335001 1336990 1990
1/5/72 M5 Chrome 1296501 1300000 3500
1/16/72 Postcamera 24x27 1286701 1286760 60
4/18/72 SL MOT 1336991 1337110 120
4/18/72 SL 1337111 1338220 1110
4/19/72 M5 Chrome 1345001 1347000 2000
4/19/72 M5 Black 1347001 1350000 3000
5/16/72 MDa with flash lock 1293776 1293877 102
5/16/72 Postcamera 24x27 1293878 1294000 123
7/21/72 SL MOT 1338221 1338300 80
7/21/72 SL 1338301 1339870 1570
7/21/72 SL MOT 1339871 1339900 30
8/15/72 M5 Black 1350001 1354000 4000
8/15/72 M5 Chrome 1354001 1355000 1000
8/31/72 KE-7 1293771 1293775 5
10/19/72 SL 1339901 1341450 1550
10/19/72 SL MOT 1341451 1341470 20
12/5/72 MDa with flash lock 1293673 1293770 98
12/11/72 M5 Chrome 1355001 1356500 1500
12/11/72 M5 Black 1356501 1360000 3500
12/11/72 MDa 1360001 1361000 1000
1/15/73 SL 1342020 1342020 550
1/15/73 SL MOT 1342021 1342050 30
2/2/73 SL 1342051 1342900 850
2/2/73 SL MOT 1342901 1343000 100
2/27/73 MDa 1361001 1361500 500
2/27/73 M5 Chrome 1361501 1363000 1500
2/27/73 M5 Black 1363001 1365000 2000
3/10/73 SL 1343001 1344400 1400
3/10/73 SL MOT 1344401 1344500 100
3/10/73 SL 1344501 1345000 500
4/6/73 SL 1365001 1365380 380
4/6/73 SL MOT 1365381 1365470 90
4/6/73 SL 1365471 1366990 1520
5/10/73 SL MOT 1366991 1367090 100
5/10/73 SL 1367091 1367950 860
5/10/73 SL MOT 1367951 1368020 70
7/22/73 SL 1368021 1368850 830
7/22/73 SL MOT 1368851 1368900 50
7/22/73 SL 1368901 1369800 900
10/12/73 M5 Black 1375001 1378000 3000
10/23/73 O-series SL2 1369801 1369875 75
10/23/73 SL 1369876 1372440 2565
10/23/73 SL MOT 1372441 1372630 190
11/8/73 M5 Chrome 1378001 1379000 1000
11/8/73 MDa 1379001 1380000 1000
1/16/74 SL 1372631 1374000 2370
1/16/74 M4 Black 1380001 400 400
1/16/74 M4 Black repro 1380401 1380450 50
1/16/74 M4 Black 1380451 1382050 1600
1/16/74 M4 Black Engraved E. Leitz Canada 1382051 1382600 550
2/25/74 CL 1395001 1410000 15000
4/18/74 M5 Chrome 1382601 1383000 400
4/18/74 M5 Black 1383001 1384000 1000
6/7/74 M4 Black 1384001 1384600 600
6/7/74 SL2 1385001 1386100 1100
6/7/74 CL 1425001 1440000 15000
7/3/74 MDa 1384601 1385000 400
7/3/74 SL2 1386101 1386600 500
1/20/75 SL2 MOT 1386601 1386700 100
1/20/75 SL2 1386701 1387450 750
1/20/75 SL2 1387501 1391760 4260
1/20/75 MDa 1410001 1412550 2550
1/20/75 M4 Canada 1412551 1413350 800
1/20/75 M4 Black 1413351 1414150 1800
2/22/75 SL2 MOT 1387451 1387500 50
2/22/75 SL2 MOT 1391761 1392000 240
2/22/75 SL2 1392001 1393420 1420
6/9/75 SL2 MOT 1393421 1393510 90
6/9/75 SL2 1393511 1394300 790
6/18/75 SL2 MOT 1394301 1394600 300
6/18/75 SL2 1394601 1395000 400
7/22/75 M4 Black 1414151 1415000 850
7/22/75 SL2 1415001 1415140 140
7/22/75 SL2 MOT 1415141 1415230 90
7/22/75 SL2 1415231 1421000 5770
7/22/75 SL2 MOT 1421001 1421150 150
7/22/75 SL2 1421151 1525000 3850
7/22/75 M4 Black 1443001 1443170 170
8/19/75 SL2 including 1 SL2 MOT with unrecorded number 1440001 1443000 3000
12/3/75 Postcamera 24x27 1286761 1286822 61
3/26/76 SL2 in the last two number blocks contains also SL2 MOT, the numbers of those cameras are not in order and taken by chance. 1443501 1446000 2500
11/18/76 R3 LW Chrome 1446001 1446100 100
11/18/76 R3 LP Chrome 1446101 1447100 1000
11/18/76 R3 LP Black 1447101 1449000 1900
11/18/76 R3 LW Black 1449001 1450500 1500
11/18/76 R3 LW Chrome 1450501 1450900 400
11/18/76 R3 LP Black 1450901 1468000 17100
9/30/77 R3 LP Green 1468001 1470000 2000
9/30/77 R3 LP Black 1470001 1477000 10000
12/1/77 R3 LP Chrome 1479001 1480000 1000
12/7/77 M4-2 ELC 1480001 1482000 2000
3/3/78 R3 LP Green 1482001 1485000 3000
3/3/78 R3 LP Black 1485001 1491000 6000
3/3/78 R3 Chrome 1492250 1491001 1250
3/3/78 R3 MOT 1492251 1502000 9750
4/4/78 M4-2 ELC 1502001 1504000 2000
7/6/78 M4-2 ELC 1504001 1506000 2000
12/12/78 M4-2 ELC 1506001 1508000 2000
1/9/79 R3 MOT 1508001 1510000 2000
1/19/79 R3 MOT 1510001 1523750 13750
1/19/79 R3 Chrome 1524851 1525350 500
6/27/79 M4-2 ELC 1525351 1527350 2000
7/18/79 R3 Black 1523751 1523850 100
7/18/79 R3 Gold 1523851 1524850 1000
9/27/79 M4-2 ELC 1527351 1529350 2000
11/16/79 M4-2 ELC 1529351 1531350 2000
1/16/80 M4-2 ELC 1531351 1533350 2000
6/20/80 R4 Black 1533351 1543350 10000
7/1/80 M4-P 1543351 1545350 2000
7/14/80 MD-2 1545351 1546350 1000
10/21/80 M4-P 1546351 1548350 2000
11/26/80 M4-P 1548351 1550350 2000
2/19/81 M4-P 1550351 1552350 2000
6/16/81 R4 Black 1552351 1562350 10000
10/21/81 M4-P 1562351 1564350 2000
11/10/81 R4 Black 1564351 1574350 10000
11/30/81 R4 Chrome 1574351 1576350 2000
11/30/81 R4 Black 1576351 1586350 10000
1/7/82 M4-P 1586351 1588350 2000
1/22/82 M4-P 1588351 1590350 2000
5/12/82 R4 Black 1592551 1602550 10000
5/15/82 R4 Chrome 1590551 1592550 2000
8/13/82 R4 Chrome 1602551 1604550 2000
9/15/82 M4-P 1604551 1606550 2000
12/14/82 R4 Black 1606551 1616550 10000
12/14/82 R4 Chrome 1616551 1618550 2000
1/12/83 M4-P 1618551 1620550 2000
4/15/83 M4-P 1620551 1622550 2000
5/18/83 R4 Black 1622551 1632550 10000
7/25/83 R4s 1632551 1636550 4000
8/10/83 M4-P 1636551 1637550 1000
10/28/83 R4s 1637551 1642550 5000
1/17/84 M4-P 1642551 1643750 1200
1/18/84 R4s 1643751 1648750 5000
2/10/84 MD-2 1648751 1649250 500
3/14/84 R4 Gold 1651251 1652250 1000
5/25/84 R4s 1652251 1657250 5000
7/30/84 M6 1657251 1659250 2000
10/29/84 R4 Black 1659251 1664250 5000
12/6/84 MD-2 1664251 1664350 100
12/12/84 R4 Chrome 1664351 1665350 1000
1/21/85 M6 1665351 1669350 4000
4/22/85 R4 Black 1669351 1674350 5000
5/8/85 M6 1674351 1678350 4000
6/16/85 M6 1678351 1682350 4000
10/22/85 M6 Chrome 1682351 1682950 600
11/13/85 R4s-2 1682951 1687950 5000
2/7/86 M6 1687951 1691950 4000
3/4/86 M4-P ELW 1691951 1692950 1000
3/4/86 M4-P ELW 270 of which are M6 but numbers not recorded, Canada Engraving 1691951 1692950 1000
3/4/86 M6 270 #'s unrecorded intermixed with M4-P batch made in Canada Engraving 1691951 1692950 270
5/4/86 R4s 1692951 1694950 2000
6/4/86 R4 Black 1694951 1696450 1500
6/4/86 R5 Black 1696451 1701450 5000
8/19/86 M6 1701451 1704600 3150
8/19/86 MD2 1704601 1704800 200
8/19/86 M6 1704800 1705450 650
11/12/86 M6 Black 1707451 1711450 4000
11/14/86 M6 Chrome 1705451 1707450 2000
1/6/87 M6 Chrome 1711451 1714450 3000
3/23/87 R5 Black 1714451 1719450 5000
3/23/87 R5 Chrome 1719451 1720450 1000
3/23/87 R5 Black 1720451 1724450 4000
7/3/87 M6 Black 1724451 1728450 4000
10/14/87 R6 Black made in Germany 1728451 1732450 4000
10/27/87 R5 Chrome 1732451 1733450 1000
1/11/88 R5 Black 1733451 1738450 5000
2/25/88 M6 Chrome 1738451 1741450 3000
2/25/88 M6 Black 1741451 1745450 4000
6/24/88 R6 Black made in Germany 1745451 1755450 10000
10/20/88 M6 Chrome 1755451 1758450 3000
10/28/88 M6 Black 1758451 1762450 4000
11/9/88 R5 Black made in Germany 1762451 1765750 3330
1/19/89 M6 Platinum 1757001 1758001 1000
2/9/89 R6 Chrome Germany 1765751 1768000 2250
2/21/89 R5 Black made in Germany 1768001 1770220 2220
4/20/89 R5 Black made in Germany 1770221 1770485 265
6/30/89 R5+R6 Chrome 1770486 1772500 2015
8/25/89 M6 Chrome 1772501 1775000 2500
8/25/89 M6 special Engraving for Japan 1774001 1774125 125
3/2/90 R5+R6 Chrome 1775001 1777000 2000
4/12/90 M6 Chrome 1777001 1777500 500
5/4/90 R6, R-E Black 1777501 1779000 2500
6/29/90 M6 Black 1779001 1782000 3000
9/5/90 R5, R6, R-E Black 1782001 1783000 1000
10/8/90 M6 Black 1783001 1786000 3000
10/22/90 R5, R-E Black 1786001 1788000 2000
1/7/91 R5, R-E Black 1788001 1790000 2000
1/28/91 M6 Chrome 1790001 1790500 500
2/1/91 M6 Chrome 1790501 1791000 500
2/21/91 R5, R-E Black 1791001 1793000 2000
4/16/91 M6 Chrome 1793001 1794500 1500
4/26/91 M6 Black 1794501 1797000 2500
6/4/91 R5, R-E Black 1797001 1799000 2000
6/17/91 R5, R-E Black 1799001 1800000 1000
7/4/91 R-E, R6-2 Black 1900001 1903500 3500
8/22/91 M6 Chrome 1903501 1904500 1000
9/4/91 M6 Black 1904501 1906500 2000
9/4/91 M6 Chrome 1906501 1907500 1000
11/25/91 R-E, R6-2 Black 1907501 1908500 1000
12/2/91 R7 Black 1908501 1912000 3500
12/17/91 R6-2 Black 1912001 1914000 2000
4/3/92 M6 Chrome 1914001 1915000 1000
4/28/92 M6 Black 1915001 1918000 3000
6/1/92 M5 Chrome 1918001 1918020 20
6/1/92 M6 Chrome 1918021 1919020 1000
7/28/92 R7 Chrome 1919021 1920000 980
7/28/92 R7 Black 1920001 1923000 3000
8/4/92 R6-2 Chrome 1923001 1924000 1000
8/12/92 R7 Chrome 1924001 1926000 2000
9/4/92 M6 Chrome 1926001 1928000 2000
9/8/92 M6 Chr. Columbus Engraving 1907101 1907300 200
10/27/92 M6 Chrome 1928001 1931000 3000
12/10/92 M6 Rooster 1928200 1928300 100
12/10/92 M6 Rooster 1929001 1929199 200
12/10/92 M6 Chrome 1931001 1932000 1000
2/16/93 M4-2 Gold 1932001 1932002 2
3/31/93 R6-2 Chrome 1932003 1933000 998
4/15/93 R7 Black 1933001 1934000 1000
5/25/93 R7 Black 1934001 1935000 1000
5/25/93 M6 Chrome 1935001 1936000 1000
6/17/93 M6 Chrome 1936001 1937000 1000
9/7/93 R6-2 Black 1937001 1937999 999
9/15/93 R7 Black 1938151 1940000 1850
9/23/93 R7 Black 1940001 1941000 1000
10/1/93 M6 Chrome 1991001 1993000 2000
10/11/93 M6 Foto Royal Engraving 1937001 1937101 101
10/18/93 R6-2 Black 1993001 1995000 2000
11/10/93 M6 LHSA Engraving Chrome 1938000 1938150 150
11/15/93 M6 Black 1995001 1997000 2000
11/23/93 R6-2 Chrome 1997001 1998000 1000
12/8/93 R7 Black 1998001 1999000 1000
2/3/94 R7 Chrome 1999001 1999998 998
2/3/94 M6 Gold Thailand 2000000 2000000 1
3/1/94 R7 for WWF 2000001 2000001 1
3/6/94 M4-P 1649251 1651250 2000
3/17/94 M6 Chrome 2000011 2000999 989
6/3/94 M6 Gold with Brunei Engr. 2001000 2001353 350
6/3/94 M6 Royal-England Engr. 2002000 2002100 100
6/15/94 M6 Chrome 2001354 2001999 645
7/11/94 M6 Chrome 2002101 2003000 900
7/28/94 M6 Black 2003001 2004000 1000
8/15/94 M6 Chrome 2004001 2005000 1000
9/6/94 M6 Chrome 2005001 2005941 941
9/6/94 M6 Black 2005942 2007000 1059
9/15/94 R6-2 Chrome 2007001 2008000 1000
11/2/94 R7 Chrome 2008001 2009000 1000
11/7/94 M6 Chrome 2009001 2011000 2000
11/22/94 R7 Black 2011001 2013000 2000
1/17/95 M6 Black 2063001 2065000 2000
1/30/95 R7 Chrome 2065001 2066000 1000
2/21/95 R7 Black 2166001 2167000 1000
2/28/95 R6-2 Black 2177751 2178000 250
3/31/95 R6-2 Chrome 2167001 2168000 1000
4/10/95 M6 Chrome 2168001 2170000 2000
5/2/95 R6-2 Black 2170001 2170500 500
5/2/95 R6-2 Chrome 2170501 2171000 500
6/8/95 R7 Urushi paint 2171001 2171200 200
6/12/95 M6 Black 2171201 2173000 1800
6/26/95 R7 Black 2173001 2174000 1000
8/10/95 M6 Chrome 2174001 2176000 2000
8/10/95 M6 Gold Thailand 2176001 2176700 700
8/10/95 M6 Platinum Brunei 2177001 2177250 250
8/25/95 R7 Black 2177251 2177750 500
8/28/95 R6-2 Black 2176701 2177000 300
9/25/95 R6-2 Chrome 2178001 2179000 1000
9/27/95 M6 Black 2179001 2181000 2000
10/11/95 R7 Black 2181001 2181575 575
10/18/95 R7 Black 2181576 2182000 425
10/27/95 R7 Black 2182001 2183000 1000
11/30/95 R7 Black 2183001 2184000 1000
12/1/95 M6 Chrome 2184001 2185000 1000
12/7/95 M6 Chrome 2235001 2236000 1000
2/14/96 R6-2 Black 2236001 2236500 500
2/20/96 R7 Chrome 2236501 2237500 1000
2/27/96 R6-2 Black 2237501 2238500 1000
3/13/96 R7 Black 2238501 2239000 500
3/27/96 R7 Black 2240001 2241000 1000
4/9/96 R6-2 Black 2277001 2278000 1000
4/9/96 M6 Platinum Brunei 2278001 2278211 200
4/9/96 M6 Platinum Schmidt Group (151 of 287 2278301 2278588 151
5/29/96 M6 Black 2279001 2280500 1500
6/5/96 R6-2 Black 2280501 2281000 500
7/12/96 M6 Platinum with Diamond Brunei 2283000 2283125 125
7/12/96 R7 Black 2281401 2282400 1000
7/12/96 M6 Gold with Diamond Brunei 2283201 2283325 125
7/12/96 M6 Platinum 2283401 2283525 125
7/12/96 M6 Gold 2283601 2283625 125
7/24/96 first R8 2285001 . .
8/21/96 R6-2 Black 2283626 2284125 500
9/10/96 M6 Black 2284126 2284999 874
10/14/96 M6 Chrome 2287501 2288500 1000
10/17/96 M6 Black 2288501 2289500 1000
10/24/96 M6 Chrome 2289501 2290500 1000
3/18/97 M6 stock exchange Engr.for Leica Museum  2300000 2300000 1
3/18/97 M6 stock exchange Engr. 2300001 2300996 996
4/16/97 M6 Chrome 2331001 2332000 1000
6/3/97 M6 Black 2414001 2416000 2000
7/15/97 M6 Chrome 2418001 2419000 1000
7/28/97 M6 Chrome 2419001 2420000 1000
10/15/97 M6 Chrome 2422001 2423000 1000
10/17/97 M6 Black 2423001 2425000 2000
10/22/97 M6 Chrome 2425001 2427000 2000
1/23/98 M6 Chrome 2431501 2431600 100
1/23/98 M6 Black 2431601 2431800 200
2/5/98 M6 Black 2431801 2433800 2000
4/24/98 M6 Black 2455801 2457800 2000
6/8/98 M6 Chrome 2463801 2463850 50
6/8/98 M6 Black 2463851 2464100 250
6/19/98 M6 TTL 2466101 2470100 4000
6/26/98 M6 Black 2470101 2470300 200
9/24/98 M6 TTL 2470301 2475300 5000
1/5/99 M6 TTL 2477301 2482300 5000

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