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    Great light and great story. It would be a crime to do anything to refurbish this relic. I love the way a well worn tool looks.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome... I love pics of beat up lights.



    Heres a pick of my original beat up AAA, too bad I lost it... I know it's somewhere around here..

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    Lookin good penguin. Or should i say lookin rough
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    It's funny. I have a Stinger that I carried on duty for about 2 years. I've since left the force and was thinking it needs a HAIII coating.

    Then it hit me the marks are "battle wounds" and should stay

    each has its own story

    Quote Originally Posted by TinderBox (UK)
    hello ABTOMAT.

    I would love to see that flashlight re-plated in black hal3 with a drop in led.

    It looks so unloved at the moment, for a light that`s given you good service.

    regards.

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    Hours after posting, the Arc AAA turned up! This light has been lost for ~6 months! Geez, I really missed it, It's been with me since 2003, still bright as ever although nothing compared to my Arc-P with CS LED... *sigh* brighter lights spoil me.
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    Glad that you found it. Dont ever get rid of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinderBox (UK)
    hello ABTOMAT.

    I would love to see that flashlight re-plated in black hal3 with a drop in led.

    It looks so unloved at the moment, for a light that`s given you good service.

    regards.
    I think the beat-up look is better. If he redid the finish, the light would lose much of the value it gets from the stories. Some lights we keep because they are nice, others because they survived.

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    I'll never refinish that light. It's in my collection along with its friends, most of which show their years (although none like that one) too. If I had a modern light that was all beat up I might HA3 it.
    Do something alone and it's weird, do it with others and it's a club.

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    Manzerick and ABTOMAT,

    Either one of you guys ever feel a little out of place when the flashlight was brand new? Kind of like it hadn't been seasoned yet?

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    that light has been in my pocket 24/7 for the last 2 years...



    chris

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    Here is a Minimag that I've had for over 10 years. I used this light for deer hunting for over 4 years. I did put a Nite-Ize led in it.

    Darrell
    Huntin fool from Georgia.

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    DaveA, how did you take off the lug off your AAA?
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    This is a shot of a Mag Solitaire (1 AAA cell) that I carried on my keyring for about six years ago or so until I bought an Arc AAA Standard to replace it. Obviously, the HA2 anodizing is poor in this application, but at least the underlying aluminum stands up over time. I never replaced the bulb, but it's so seriously under-driven that I don't think you'd ever need to buy a new one. This is a *very* dim light. Mag really needs to address the replacement of this light in their lineup.

    <edit>I've now replaced this and its successor, the Arc AAA with a Fenix L0D Q4 AAA-based LED. What a quantum jump in performance!!</edit>
    Last edited by PhotonBoy; 04-06-2009 at 09:08 AM.

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    Nice thread going on here with some interesting and well seasoned flashlights pictured.
    LUX'Ottica

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    Hello all. Here are my flashlights, one old and one new (as you might guess from the pictures). The clip is from metal and does not like to be in an alkali environment. I use it to peek into machines in our factory.



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    My EDC. MadMax Lite, SWOH.

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    Want to buy Tektite and Tekna lights and parts. PM me with what you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikon
    My EDC. MadMax Lite, SWOH.

    Green-blue Minimag...My favorite color

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    This is one of my semi everyday Flashlights. It was made by the Bond Company which is now the Winchester Company. This was made around 1950.





    Don’t judge a book by its cover is a great saying…



    This shell houses the ROP low lamp set up. This Flashlight has everything needed in it already, steel reflector, glass lens and high amperage switch. Nothing was needed but to install the Pelican lamp and a 6AA to 2D battery pack.

    I’ll include a picture with this compared to a standard Mag 2D when I find it. There is a big size difference.

    Here is the Bond ROP next to the Streamlight Excalibre 2D. I didn't find my Mag 2D but they're of equal size.



    Njoy…
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    Now thats what I call a 'stealth' light.

    Jeff
    Time to upgrade the dinosaurs, one at a time.

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    man y'all bunch of sickos!!!
    postin up pics of those poor worn out lights for others to gawk at....
    tsk tsk

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    Inspired by the guy dropping his A2; let's see your lights and their scars.

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    Only well-loved, often used, purposeful illumination tools that love their jobs and aren't afraid to get their knurling dirty!

    Here's my A2 to start us off

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    My Gladius:


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    This thread is really what we need. Wish I could find my camera.

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    @Deranged Coder

    Very impressed by your Gladius. Is the coating really bad or do you REALLY use it?
    I have always been somewhat appalled of the fascination and demand for HAIII etc when it comes to "proffesional lights". I mean, it's supposed to be used, how long it looks new shouldnt be a factor. Or does HA-coating add anything more to the light except it not being scratched so easily? Well, of course, that's just my opinion.

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    I do not treat the Gladius to any particularly tough usage (I am a city dweller) but it has been sitting in my cargo pants pocket every day since I bought it over a year ago and I do not baby it at all.

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    wow that is won well used gladius. i wish i could have taken a picture of my old u2 believe me it got used and i did not baby it.


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    I don't know what It is about my L1 that I EDC but it gets dropped ALOT but doesn't seem to get scratched, but it's got scratches all around the tip of the bezel.

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    Support your local flashlight builder.
    Buy American. Stop crying and start Buying.
    Flashlights are tools. Period.

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    This side faces outward when the light sits in the holster. The other side is perfect.



    And here's my P1, which hangs on a keyring on a Keyper:


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