SALE! Vintage Argus C3 35mm camera with beautiful leather case!

Sold by AlwaysWantedOne
$79.00
+ $12.00 shipping

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$79.00
+ $12.00 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

Features
Vintage

Item details

The case is in immaculate shape, top grain cowhide. The camera is in good condition. No scratches or dents. The black material is curling on 2 corners on the front. By the range finder dial and the range dial. Otherwise good shape! Has not been tested. Specs are below. WILL SHIP PRIORITY!!!!! INSURED

Argus C3 is a 35mm film rangefinder camera manufactured by Argus and produced between 1939-1957.
The Argus C series had in been called "the brick". C3 is similar to the C2, but with flash sync attachment holes on left end.

Specifications
Lens: Argus Coated Cintar 50mm f/3.5 three elements filter slip-on
Aperture: f/3.5-f/16
Focus range: 3–50 feet +inf
Focusing: match the rangefinder images in the rangefinder eyepiece, rangefinder coupled to the lens with a gear
Shutter: leaf shutter, speeds: 10-300 +B
Setting: dial on the left front of the camera; B setting is separate from the dial, by a collar beneath the shutter release, set to B, for speeds set to I
Shutter release: on the top plate, w/ cable release socket
Cocking lever: on the right front of the camera
Frame counter: manual reset, not works wo/film in the camera, on the top plate
Winding knob: Hold down the film catch and turn the winding knob about a quarter of a turn then release film catch and continue to turn winding knob without forcing until it stops.Make sure not to hold down the film catch for more than a quarter turn, or the film may advance past one or more exposures; on the top plate
Film catch knob: beside the film counter dial
Viewfinder: coupled rangefinder, but separate eyepieces for reverse telescopic finder and rangefinder
Re-windknob: on the bottom plate
Re-wind release: no special knob, just rotate the re-wind knob; the film counter dial on top of the camera will rotate bacwards
Flash PC socket: none-PC, two holes on the left side of the camera for dedicated flash unit
Cold-shoe
Self-timer: none
Back cover: hinged
Embossing in the film winding spirockets hole: MPC and US patent numbers
Tripod socket: ¼"
Body: metal; Weight: 749g

Check back or send us a message as we will be listing and number of other vintage Argus cameras as well as some really nice Karl Zeiss models that you will definitely want to check out.



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FATHER'S DAY SHIPPING ANNOUNCEMENT: Hey everyone, especially East Coasters, Father's Day is one week from today, or 6 shipping days. We will be working hard to get orders out as they come in, but once we get to about Tuesday or Wednesday, we'll probably need to work with you on special shipping arrangements if you need to guarantee something gets there by Father's Day.



PLEASE CONTACT US PRIOR TO PURCHASE IF YOU NEED ANY CHANGES TO SHIPPING, I.E. SHIPPING COMPANIES, EXPRESS MAIL ETC. WE CANNOT CHANGE SHIPPING ONCE PURCHASE IS MADE.

Even though international shipping is not priced, we will ship outside the US please contact us and we will calculate shipping costs for you, please contact us PRIOR to placing your order!!!!!


If shipping looks too high for an item, please email us your zip and we will calculate new rate! Shipping cost includes handling. We ship USPS ground (please see outline from the USPS site for shipping information). If you would like another method of shipping please let us know, we would be happy to recalculate shipping costs for your needs
Just an FYI with USPS ground shipping. Their delivery date is just an estimate, so if you need to make sure the item is shipped on a specific date you will need to advise us of this. Here is the outline from the USPS website on estimated deliveries:

"Before you assume that your mailpiece is delayed or possibly lost, it pays to check the delivery standards for the mail class being used to send the mailpiece. Delivery time varies from one class of mail to another. It may be possible that the mailpiece is still in transit and is not lost or delayed depending on what class of mail is being used and how long ago it was mailed. The following chart outlines the delivery standards for various mail classes and indicates how long you should wait before you contact customer assistance with a concern:"

MAIL CLASS DELIVERY STANDARD
CONTACT CUSTOMER SERVICE AFTER:
First-Class Mail®
2-3 days (not guaranteed)
5 or more Days from the date of mailing

Priority Mail®
2-3 days (not guaranteed)
5 or more Days from the date of mailing

Priority Mail Express™
1-2 days (guaranteed)
Guaranteed Delivery Date/Time Missed

Standard Post®
2-8 days* (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

Media Mail™
2-8 days* (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

Bound Printed Matter
2-8 days* (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

Standard (Direct) Mail
3-10 days (not guaranteed)
14 or more Days from the date of mailing

We have had issues with the USPS ground taking 3 or more days past the estimated date. Once the package leaves our office, we have no control over the shipping time, unless it is shipped priority express (which will be a significant change in shipping price of course). You will need to take into consideration weather depending on the location in the US.


Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Please look pictures over carefully, or ask any questions you have prior to purchase. These are vintage items remember, they are not going to be perfect. We do however always acquire items that are in the best of condition that it can be for it's era. If you are not completely satisfied at all with your item, please contact us within 5 days of receipt of item to discuss options for return. Thank you!

Additional policies

PLEASE CHECK ALL PICTURES PRIOR TO PURCHASE. THESE ITEMS ARE VINTAGE, WE DO OUR BEST TO FIND ITEMS WITH AS LITTLE TO NO DAMAGE AS POSSIBLE. WE TAKE UP CLOSE PICTURES OF ANY FLAWS AND DESCRIBE WHAT WE CAN ABOUT CONDITION. ONCE PURCHASED, WE CANNOT ISSUE ANY REFUNDS. PLEASE ASK ALL QUESTIONS PRIOR TO PURCHASE.