Jim Lager - Leica HistorianJim Lager is widely considered the best Leica historian ever, having authored arguably the best selection of Leica history books ever written. RFF is very fortunate to have access to his amazing Leica knowledge.
Verified/confirmed units fetch pretty steep collector prices. What did you pay? If it was a bargain, the price probably goes a long ways towards telling you if it has been faked or not....there are no "deals/finds" in these anymore.
At least the "creator" didn't use some silly Russian copy.