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10-23-2011, 09:18 PM   #226
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: BLK
Serial number: 7351772
Location of serial: Bottom plate engraved
Asahi Optical logo: Yes
Asahi name on prism: Yes
Asahi Opt. Co engraved on back side: yes
Top plate: metal
Bottom plate: metal
Battery cover: threads
Manufactured: None
Location of manufacturing info: There was a "Made in Hong Kong" sticker stuck on bottom, but the camera is not engraved like that. Nor does it have "Made in Japan" on it. BUT, it has all the right logos and screws, all metal parts typical for a Japanese K1000 camera, so it might be a Japan model re-stickered for Hong Kong distribution? Either that or they were still using all Japanese parts in Hong Kong at that point.
Screen: regular
Weight: Heavy
Year of original purchase: Unknown, flea market find. Came with a 50MM 1:2 M lens and looks to be in excellent condition.

10-30-2011, 03:24 PM   #227
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black (reskinned since acquisition, in gray faux lizard)

Serial number: 7843467
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: No information, sticker has been removed
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker (outline is visible)

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): unknown
Year of original purchase (if you know): unknown
11-18-2011, 04:25 PM   #228
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"Bonjour",

My newest acquisition (just like I had back in high school) ...

Model
: K1000 (with M 50mm f2)
Serial number: 7768722
Color of faux leather: Black

Location of serial number: Top plate engraved
Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Focusing screen: Microprism
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

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: Yes

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

Weight (without batteries and body cap): 630 grams
Year of original purchase: Unknown

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01-12-2012, 12:48 PM   #229
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 8199812
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

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

01-14-2012, 06:12 AM   #230
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number:7332445

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 (no Japan)
"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
01-14-2012, 09:28 AM   #231
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Hello,

I've "registered" my K1000 in the database, but I couldn't tell the weight. It's done now.

Model:
K1000
Serial :
7521634
Color of faux leather:
Brown (very dark but brown)
Location of serial number:
Top plate engraved
Manufactured/assembled in
Japan
Focusing screen:
Microprism
Location of manufacturing/assembling information:
Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.
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: Yes
Top plate: Metal
Bottom plate: Metal
Battery cover: Threads
Weight (without batteries and body cap): 608 g, without film, battery and lens.
Year of original purchase: No idea
Works fine for a 35 years old piece of mechanic

Last edited by Asp Explorer; 02-20-2012 at 11:52 PM.
02-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #232
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12 RCMP K1000 Bodies, Montreal. QC

I just purchased 14 K1000 (not 12) units from the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) in Montreal, QC in incredible condition and thought it would be helpful to share some data before I dump them on ebay. When I saw the different variations I wondered what was up so I looked them up and so far this is the best source of info I have found.
I noticed #5 Serial number: 6656709 had some different features then the others which seemed a little odd. Lack of The Asahi Optical logo on prism housing, lack of Asahi name above Pentax name on prism housing, and the Split screen with microprism collar. Even though it does not have the "Asahi name and such, its top is still metal. One other thing I noticed is that the "plastic" bodies have a white "X" on the hot shoe mount, where the "metal" bodies have the Orange "X". This 6656709 also has the White "X"

Also I'm not sure if it was mentioned but the Top dial and film rewind are very different between some being plastic and others metal. Also # 5652972, 6524769, 6524667, 6604019 shutter release has a unique bulge between the frame counter and speed dial.
K here we go:

#1
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 5652972
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: Plastic
Bottom plate: Plastic
Battery cover: Bayonet

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

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 518
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#2
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6524769
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: Plastic
Bottom plate: Plastic
Battery cover: Bayonet

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

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 518
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#3
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6524667
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: Plastic
Bottom plate: Plastic
Battery cover: Bayonet

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

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 517
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#4
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6604019
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: Plastic
Bottom plate: Plastic
Battery cover: Bayonet

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

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 517
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#5
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6656709
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
"Bump" on top plate near rewind crank: No

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

Manufactured/assembled in: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight: 605
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#6
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6786651
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight: 607
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#7
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7104712
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight: 607
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#8
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7117128
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight: 608
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#9
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7285677
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 595
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#10
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7408685
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen with microprism collar

Weight: 607
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#11
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7643895
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 607
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#12
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7905254
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 610
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#13
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 8198452
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 603
Year of original purchase: Unknown


#14
Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 8290983
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: No information
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Top plate engraved next to Asahi Opt. Co.

Focusing screen: Split screen

Weight: 604
Year of original purchase: Unknown

Last edited by Toomanyclicks; 02-20-2012 at 05:30 PM.
02-26-2012, 09:52 AM   #233
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7671824
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: the lens that came

Focusing screen: Microprism / Split 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

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