1941 Leica IIIc This wartime camera is
the beginning of the die cast models which are 1/4" longer than the
older models. The top plate is now one piece and these wartime models
have a step under the rewind lever which post war IIIc's (serial No.
400,000 and above) do not have. Some early wartime IIIc's have a
red shutter curtain (see frame 7) due to wartime shortages of suitable
material (which was manufactured in the USA). The last picture is of a
red curtain version, which are very scarce. The version pictured
(without the red curtain) has a Summitar f2 / 50mm lens.