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Posted - May 28 2023 :  08:46:16 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Arrived yesterday
Very clean condition, including nice rangefinder contrast and clear viewfinder
Slow speeds sticking under 1/8-1/4.
Please see the pics


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/2852023_FED B_0001.jpg

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Jacques M.
2594 Posts
Posted - May 28 2023 :  10:34:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Thanks, Fred!
At first sight, I don't see anything wrong, by what I know. The two speed dial and the two springs seem correct. Perhaps all that is a bit too clean? Anyway, the Fed B is a very rare animal (only 40 samples by what is said), so, difficult to say for sure...
Just a remark: the cover should be engraved with YCCP, not CCCP. With such a serial number (60229), it's a 1c. But we already have a listing of Fed NKVD with odd serial numbers...

Congratulations! Et amitiés.
PS: beautiful pictures.
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Jacques M.
2594 Posts
Posted - May 28 2023 :  12:05:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I add that the speed box is made of white metal. The transition between brass and iron occurs at s/n c. 11xxxx. That, and other details, lean towards the 1d.
The lens is one of the last we know.

Really, a very lucky find!
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Milo Schekkerman
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Posted - Jun 03 2023 :  04:05:22 AM  Show Profile  Click to see Valkir1987's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Looks very genuine if you compare the most important parts to a Leica IIIa and a Zorki 3.

A very nice find!
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