Rare 1951-52 Canon IV Rangefinder with f1.9 Serenar 50mm lens ...NICE!

Good condition considered rare 1951-52 Canon IV rangefinder with 50mm Canon Serenar f1.9 lens and cap. This is a rare early Canon rangefinder, only 1,400 were built by Canon in 1951-52.
This camera is in excellent mechanical condition, as it has had a recent CLA from Pro Photo Inc. The shutter works perfectly at all speeds with Swiss watch precision. The rangefinder works well, and alignment looks good with good contrast. The lens is in marvelous condition for it's age. Very very clean with no real signs of use. Can't see any fog or fungus. No oil on the blades or cleaning marks on the glass. Everything functions silky smooth as it should.
This is an excellent shooter's camera for whom desires the rangefinder experience at a reasonable price. It works flawlessly, and no CLA will be needed. Yet it's also definitely nice enough for a collector as well whom has interest in early Canon rangefinder development. Also included the original leather case, a newish Gordie leather with strap bumper to compliment the package.
This particular model Canon had recently been awarded a Japanese patent based on it's flash synchronization circuitry, so it's patent notice was marked on the inner film loading diagram. See picture.
Free shipping to the lower 48 to a verified Paypal address. No international. Sold as is no returns.
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