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02-21-2009, 12:50 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by zplus Quote
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Year of original purchase (if you know): Do not know
Update: Year of original purchase (if you know): 1981 or 1982

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[Here's another unique one. There is no sticker - it is engraved " Body assembled in Hong Kong" Serial # is 7579852
Has bump, is all metal and says Asahi Optical, Co on back of top cover


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02-21-2009, 02:51 PM   #33
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The camera I posted on the other thread is from E-bay so I can't confirm wether or not it has a sticker or not.

The K 1000 appears to have had concurrent assembly locations throughout the 70's.

I have 3 more k 1000's but they are from the 80's -

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Ole: In the spreadsheet (database) you have transposed digits 2 and 3 of my serial number. You entered 7498714 the actual number is 7948714

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From an old ebay TurboLister backup file - dk if I can find the actual images

Model: K1000 SE
Color of faux leather: Brown

Serial number: 7947814
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)

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

Manufactured/assembled in: No information (glue present, sticker removed)
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker (removed)

Focusing screen: IIRC Split screen with microprism collar

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): no information
Year of original purchase (if you know): no information


02-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #35
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Monochrome, thanks for checking. I have fixed the mistake.
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maybe you should sticky this so it doesn't get lost
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Monochrome, thanks for checking. I have fixed the mistake.
Uh, I was moving fast and forgot the Hope I didn't sound too terse
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Uh, I was moving fast and forgot the Hope I didn't sound too terse
I like terse! Thanks for the help!

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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7562952
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
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: None

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap): Unknown
Year of original purchase: Unknown
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Would like to figure out year model, please

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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6714159
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: No
"Bump" on top plate near revind crank: No

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

Manufactured/assembled in: Hong Kog
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Bottom plate sticker that reads "BODY ASSEMBLED IN HONG KONG"

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): around 608 gramas
Year of original purchase (if you know): Wish I knew; am hoping to find out what year it was made!
03-07-2009, 11:12 AM   #41
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7555566
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: XXX
Location of manufacturing/assembling information:XXX

Focusing screen: XXXX

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know): around XXX gramas
Year of original purchase (if you know): XXX
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number:8117109
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: Thread

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

Focusing screen: Microprism

Weight (without batteries and body cap) (if you know):
Year of original purchase (if you know)
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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7645004
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 right side of top cover: Yes

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

Manufactured/assembled in: Unsure
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Unsure
Focusing screen: Microprism

Year of original purchase: mid-70's


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Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 7990136
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., Japan engraved on back right side of top cover: Yes

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

Manufactured/assembled in: Not sure
Location of manufacturing/assembling information: Not sure
Focusing screen: Microprism

Year of original purchase: Unsure
03-08-2009, 06:00 AM   #44
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Just acquired another.

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: Black

Serial number: 6541697
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: None

Focusing screen: Microprism

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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Just got another (a Goodwill find, $25 with smc A 50/2)

Model: K1000
Color of faux leather: black

Serial number: 5327476
Location of serial number: Stamped black plastic insert on bottom panel close to rewind button

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

Top plate: Plastic
Bottom plate: Plastic
Battery cover: Bayonet

Assembled/manufactured in: China
Location of manufacturing/assembly information: Bottom plate sticker

Focusing screen: microprism

Weight: Unknown
Year of original purchase: Unknown, but I suspect it to be very late in the K1000 production run
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