Well, it looks like I'm in good company. I just bought a Bessa today too! It is a silver version R in very nice condition. And although it really is nothing more than trivia, the serial number is 00001057! They had another one on the shelf, a black one for about $50 less, but the viewfinder was noticeably dimmer, lots of dings and dents, and plastic window over the film counter was missing so I passed. I also found a lens for it; a Canon 50/1.8 (II) which is a little bit rougher, with some clouding. But I plan on taking it apart tomorrow and seeing if I can clean it up a bit.