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Leica-Fed (from a 1934 Couplex)
This camera was sold as a fake. In fact, the reality is more complex.
The mechanism (rounded rangefinder sensor; shape of the release spring), the shoe (inside guide), the belt (colour of the vulcanite) and the lens (serial number) denote a 1934 Leica II Couplex. The cover and the plate are from a Fed (or Zorki) camera.
My guess is that the original Leica was damaged and then repaired with FSU parts.
(Jacques M. collection)