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    FS: Kodak Retina IIIc, fixer-upper

    Actually, I bet this is one of those cameras that a guy with the right tools can take, spend 10 minutes, and have it working just fine again.

    Sadly, I'm not one of those people.

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    I sent it for service years ago because the film advance had gone flooey -- it came back sort of fixed, then not fixed, I sent it back, it came back sort of not fixed again, then not fixed, and I gave up, should have demanded my money back (they actually are good about that) but I was feeling non-confrontational those days, the postage was starting to add up, so I just put it on the shelf and there it sat.

    So far as I know the shutter, rangefinder and all else are in great condition but it is impossible to test because, as you can see, the film advance is stuck where it is, no amount of gentle jiggling will budge it. No, it has not been forced.

    The lens is flawless. This is really one of the nicest lenses I've ever used, and I've used my share.

    So, $50? Or make me a reasonable offer. Add $8 for postage in the US.

    Paypal address is summicron12000@yahoo.com

    Charlie Trentelman
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    I love my IIIc -- and IIc and IIa. I'd jump on this, but I know it would end in springs and tears (and curses) spread across the kitchen table. Good luck!

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    FS: Kodak Retina IIIc, fixer-upper

    Do you see that round thingy by the top left side of the lens barrel in you first picture, well if you loosen that piece by removing the screw that easily accessible and only loosening the screw that you have to reach for behind the folding case, you disconnect the shutter from that winding lever by simply prying those that gear off the track. The person who tried to rebuild it didn't setup the correct gearing which causes the short stroke locking you have.

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    yes, i know how that is set up and that may, indeed, be the problem although I wondered if it was not, rather, the worm gear that winds the camera.

    in any event, if the fix is that simple, you ought to grab it, fix it and double your money. Make me a fair offer, it's yours.

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    FS: Kodak Retina IIIc, fixer-upper

    Haha I wish I could, I have one that my grandfather gave me, it looks perfect and has the original case and the meter even works. But I still didn't get around to buying a replacement winding linkage (the toothed one that basically fails in about every one of these).

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