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Photo courtesy Phil Sterrit
Model: C
Production Years: 1938-1939
Description:
50mm F3.5
Original "Brick" Rangefinder Argus
Notice there is no gear between the lens and the rangefinder
The Earliest of these had a "dual range" switch for 2 range (fast & slow) shutter speeds
 
 
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Model: C2
Production Years: 1938-1942
Description:
50mm F3.5
Similar to the C, but with the Rangefinder coupled to the lens with a gear and NO flash attachment holes on left end
 
 
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Model: C3
Production Years: 1939-1957
Description:
50mm F3.5
Similar to the C2, but with flash sync attachment holes on left end
 
 
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Photo courtesy of Jerry Vincent
Model: Standard C3
Production Years: 1958-1966
Description:
50mm F3.5
Accessory shoe, and other features constant throughout its production
Ten digit serial number stamped on the bottom of the camera.
 
 
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Photo courtesy of Bob Bowman
Model: Matchmatic C3
Production Years: 1958-1966
Description:
50mm F3.5
"Simplified" exposure system, to work only with Accessory Meter
Similar to the standard C3 but two tone leather
 
 
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Photo courtesy of Bill Savage
Model:  C3 Golden Shield
Production Years: 19?? - 19??
Description:
50mm F3.5
A special version of the Match Matic C3 - metallic front cover replaces the leather back and an orange lable replaces the argus logo.
 
 
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Photo courtesy of Phil Sterritt
Model:  C33
Production Years: 1959 - 1961
Description:
50mm F3.5 or F2.8
"Automated" C Model, used in conjunction with coupled, slip-on meter
Shown here with CM2 meter and accessory viewfinder