Argus Color-Matic C3 35mm Film Camera w/ Argus Leather Case and Argus Flash Unit - Vintage 1950s - Excellent Condition

$58.45 $64.95

Argus Color-Matic C3 35mm Film Camera
Includes the camera, original leather case,
and Argus Flash Unit.
Based on the serial number this camera was made in 1955.

***Add a really neat camera to your collection at a great price!

The camera works just fine (shutter, film advance, levers) and
the viewfinder window is bright and sharp. There is some
dust visible inside the view/rangefinder but the focus is easy
and clear.

The lens looks bright and I see only a few specs of dust and dirt.
The aperture adjusts properly and the blades look good.
The flash unit has not been tested - no bulbs are available to do so.
It takes two 'C' cell batteries (not included).
There is no corrosion inside the unit.
The leather case looks great but over time a few stitches
have come undone. The half case is a great way to
use the camera as it provides a good grip.

The camera has not been tested with film so I'm selling
it for display, repair, restoration, parts, or limited use.
I see no reason why it wouldn't function as designed.

One previous owner. I purchased this from the estate
of a long-time camera collector who was a retired Army colonel.
All of his photo gear is in excellent to mint condition.

I mail daily!
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Thanks for stopping by! - Chris

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