So here again a great capsule in a shabby housing: there is some decoloration in the grey plastic and the standard cracks with this model which have been filled with 2-component filler. These cracks do not weaken the construction: they appear because the grey plastic was moulded over a zinc- cast core that holds the connector and shields the signal. Zinc and plastic expand at different rates so most of the first series md421 show that defect.
This one has no serial number but judging from what was left of the connector it was one of the first ten thousand. A stand adapter is not included.For a stand adapter i suggest a cheap chinese one - as shown in the first picture. The sennheiser stand adapter i do not like it in any case should not be used with this mic. You may return this microphone within two weeks after receipt. If you do not want it for any other reason you will have to pay. The item "Sennheiser md 421 old logo, early type of capsule smooth sound xlr connector" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Microphones & Wireless Systems". The seller is "microphone_solutions" and is located in Frankfurt. This item can be shipped worldwide.