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07-11-2009, 12:19 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Argus C3 rangefinder with case and flash

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Argus C3 rangefinder with case and flash

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$30.00 USD obo

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On an impulse, I picked this camera up in April, but haven't used it. This is the well-known "brick" camera and it is--it's about the same size as a brick and is heavy as one. Based on some web searching I've done, my best guesstimate is that this camera dates back to the late 1950s to mid 1960s. It is a true rangefinder, with a removable lens. Here are a couple of good sources for more info about it, if you aren't already familiar with it:

Argus C3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Argus Collectors Group

Condition-wise, the camera itself is in excellent condition; it looks like it was hardly used; the inside is immaculate. Since I never got around to running a roll of film through it, I can't say for sure that it works, but with the condition that it's in, I'd be surprised if it didn't. It does come with the flash that plugs into the left side, but is missing a flashbulb. As you can see from the pictures, it does come with a leather case and strap, but the top piece has come off the bottom piece and there is some crease tearing near the bottom snaps.

If you like to play around with old cameras, give this one a try. Here are some examples of what you can do with it: Argus C3 Film Camera Sample Photos and Specifications

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Item Location
Williston, FL USA

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included to USA addresses

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U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia

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For non USA addresses, please add $10.00 for shipping.

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Does the rangefinder work properly? You should see an image split in half that you need to line up by turning the focusing wheel.
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Does the rangefinder work properly? You should see an image split in half that you need to line up by turning the focusing wheel.
I did play enough with it to determine, that yes, the rangefinder does work properly. I have to say, though, that that camera has the tiniest little viewfinder.

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I'm open to reasonable offers!

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Seriously--make me an offer that I can't refuse.

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