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    Default The Eveready Captain

    I just found this old flash light, it's pretty neat looking. I'm thinking about making it a ROP-Lo. It's a 2D, metal silver light with ridges all the way down the body. Kinda looks like a light saber. Is ROP Lo the best idea for this light?

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    Default Re: The Eveready Captain

    I can't speak about all vintages, but mine from the late 70's has a plastic reflector and bulb holder. Might work for short runs, but if it has any sentimental value, I wouldn't risk it.

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    Default Re: The Eveready Captain

    Yeah, I'd say look at a drop-in PR base LED replacement rather than risk damaging it.

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    Default Re: The Eveready Captain

    Here is a link to a thread on how I modded a few Captains:
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=158873

    You can easily also install a 2-cell Magled module by removing the plastic bulb holder and installing the module with aluminum foil packed around it to hold it into the reflector.

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    Default Re: The Eveready Captain

    I don't what vintage my Captain is, but it has a metal reflector and glass lens. I'm running a RS KPR 112 on 2 18650s direct drive with a very ghetto battery holder (2 20 cc syringes cut to hold them). I'm planning on dropping in a ROP bulb but haven't gotten around to picking any up.

    It, along with a ROV Sportsman, will make a nice sleeper ROP.

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    I have an older Captain metal 3D light that was my father's. It has a very high quality reflector and throws a pencil beam half a block. I consider it a great vintage torch. I stuck a Krypton bulb in it... wow!
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    Yep, the Eveready Captains were nice flashlights !


    Which switch do you have ?


    A push-button, or a slider ?


    If it's a Slider, does it resemble a "boat" ?


    Please send us a photo or two, if you can.


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    Burgess, it has both a slider for constant on and a momentary button. It has held up well for it's age which is at least 30 years old. No rust or corrosion anywhere. I use this light around the house only as it's fairly unique and I don't want to trash it.
    Here's a pic.
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    Default Re: The Eveready Captain

    Quote Originally Posted by Burgess View Post
    Yep, the Eveready Captains were nice flashlights !
    Which switch do you have ?
    A push-button, or a slider ?
    If it's a Slider, does it resemble a "boat" ?
    No photos but a boat shaped slider with a round black monetary button in the center.

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    Hi Swagg,

    If you do use a magled drop-in, you might want to get a 1-inch prong fastener. Coil it to wrap around the dropin. You might need to use a tin-snips to shorten it. This will provide enough springiness to hold the magled in place. You will have direct contact between the batteries and the drop-in. You might be able to slip in a flat piece between the battery and the drop-in to avoid direct contact.

    Boxes of 100 1-inch prong fasteners are available for nominal cost from Staples.

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