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09-19-2009, 08:49 PM   #136
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GateCityRadio, 1982 or earlier would fit the pattern of the data gathered so far. The 6 xxx xxx serial numbers were manufactured from about 1977 to 1982.

09-20-2009, 09:08 AM   #137
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Model: K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7629831
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker (BODY ASSEMBLED IN HONG KONG)

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know):
Year of original purchase (if you know):
10-03-2009, 11:15 AM   #138
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Location: Mississauga, Ontario
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7584517
Location of serial number: Top plate engraved

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: Yes

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Japan
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Engraved on back on top plate

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): Heavy; exact weight unknown
Year of original purchase (if you know): Unknown
10-07-2009, 12:33 AM   #139
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7735866
Location of serial number: Bottom plate engraved

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) Don't know
Year of original purchase (if you know): Don't know

10-07-2009, 02:48 PM   #140
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just got my first K1000 off ebay.. needs a battery though.

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7717195
Location of serial number: Top plate engraved

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: Yes

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Split screen
10-07-2009, 04:13 PM   #141
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Just received it today. Purchased from a fellow forum member - SMC.

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7902501
Location of serial number: bottom plate engraved

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: ?
Location of manufacturing/assembling information:

Focusing screen: Split screen
10-07-2009, 04:31 PM   #142
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 8154249
Location of serial number: bottom plate engraved

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: ?
Location of manufacturing/assembling information:

Focusing screen: microprism spot
10-09-2009, 02:04 PM   #143
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Location: Langley, BC
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7177480
Location of serial number: bottom plate engraved

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: "Body Assembled in Hong Kong"
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Sticker on bottom plate

Focusing screen: microprism spot

10-10-2009, 06:16 AM   #144
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Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Norway
Posts: 3
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 8363585
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: No
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: No
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in:
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Sticker on Bottom plate (lost)
Focusing screen: Split image (no surrounding circle)

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): Unknown
Year of original purchase (if you know): Unknown
10-17-2009, 12:41 PM   #145
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Model: K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Brown

Serial number:6303099
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): unknown
Year of original purchase (if you know): unknown
10-22-2009, 07:18 AM   #146
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Salo, Finland
Posts: 3
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7997308
Location of serial number: Bottom plate engraved

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): 621g
Year of original purchase (if you know): 1987, I believe.
11-05-2009, 10:13 AM   #147
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Location: Ha noi
Posts: 33
Model: K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Brown

Serial number: 6035697
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): Don't know
Year of original purchase (if you know): Don't know
11-06-2009, 01:05 PM   #148
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: United States
Posts: 2
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7198141
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): ?
Year of original purchase (if you know): ?
11-09-2009, 04:38 AM   #149
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Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 283
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6199764
Location of serial number: Bottom plate stamped

Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: Yes
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: Yes
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Japan (I think - sticker has faded)
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): Slightly over 600g
Year of original purchase (if you know): Unknown. Camera purchased used by me in 1993 or 1994
11-09-2009, 05:24 AM   #150
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Location: South Jersey
Photos: Albums
Posts: 159
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 5120865
Location of serial number: Bottom plate insert
Asahi Optical logo on prism housing: No
Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing: No
Asahi Opt. Co. engraved on back side of top cover: No
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kong
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know):
Year of original purchase (if you know): Cant Remember
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