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    Evilgrin07 EXTREMELY Rare Lights... Let's See Them!

    I know that some of us possess some extremely rare lights. One-of-a-kinds, one of 10, one of 100, etc. KI, rare HDS, rare McGizmo, rare SureFire, etc. Beta lights, "thank you" gifts from friends in the industry, limited production run lights, etc.

    I thought it would be fun to see a thread dedicated to the rarest of the rare. Let's say the rules are:

    - Must be 100 or fewer ever made
    - Must share pictures and thoughts
    - What is the story behind the light?

    Thank you!
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    Default Re: EXTREMELY Rare Lights... Let's See Them!

    Here's 2 of mine:

    - On the left a diamond-coated Drake. IIRC, there are only 4 of them "in the wild". One is in Modamag's personal collection, my good friend the Vegan has the other one, and I don't know who's got the last one.

    - To the right a custom CR2 light made by Larry (tvodrd). This one's a bit of an oddity. It has an Li-14430 head (if you don't know which famous light this is, you're missing out on a major piece of CPF) and a custom cut-down and bored Arc AA battery tube. Larry made only 2 of those (CY has the other one). I built a "shortstacked" sammie for it, and put a 2-stage switch in there (CY's has 3 stages). The optic is custom & cut-down. I put a load of pure blue GID material behind it, so it glows like mad.



    I also have a custom greenLED Qiii that rscanady made for me, and a PVC light that Master Milky sent me.
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    Purple SureFire A2. Around 8 or 10 made. At least 2 of these now live in the UK - one for me and one for Size15s One of my most prized lights, if not the most.

    A20580 Curse SOLD to AuroraLite
    A20581 ???
    A20582 ???
    A20583 ???
    A20584 ???
    A20585 madox-01 SOLD to ErikMack
    A20586 Curse
    A20587 Size15's.
    A20588 Blahblahblah
    A20589 Tempest UK

    So there are 6 of them that CPF knows about. It's a pretty safe assumption that the four "???" also represent purple A2s, but you never quite know.



    Orange SureFire C2. I've never seen another one of these. It would surprise me if there really is only one of these out there, but I'm just not aware of others.



    As for the stories behind them...there isn't much to say. SureFire have developed the strange habit of sending me colourful models when I order regular versions...

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    Evilgrin07 Re: EXTREMELY Rare Lights... Let's See Them!

    Here are the few rarer lights I own:



    from left to right:
    1 of 20 stainless steel Mr.Bulk Dragonhearts
    1 of 40 anodized aluminum Gatlight V2
    1 of 9 black smoke chrome plated aluminum Mr.Bulk Dragonhearts. About 60 or 70 aluminum dragonhearts were produced. Lips offered a plating service and before these were actually build Mr.Bulk sent them over to Lips for the plating. When they returned, Mr.Bulk built them and sent them off to their new owners. 9 of them received the black smoke chrome coating, which is very hard to capture in pictures. Not to be confused with the black HA dragonhearts.



    from left to right:
    This would be an ordinary Orb Raw, but the fellow messerforum.net member I was lucky enough to snatch it from custom machined the head. I really like it that way. Should be a one of a kind Orb Raw.
    1 of 8 Orb Raw TiAg, body made of titan while it´s head is made of sterling silver. Supposed to be only 8 in existance.
    1 of 28 Orb Raw Da made by Rob, issued with a nice certificate.



    again from left to right:
    chrome plated Orb Raw NS, I guess it is a one of a kind, at least I am not aware of any other chrome plated NS. Plating was done my Modamag.
    1 of 100 Gatlight V3 Tuxedo (serial numbers 201-300, while 1 bis 200 were for the Ti models)
    Desert camoflage CR2Ion, supposed to be only two of them in existance. Can´t tell much about it since I bought it again from a messerforum.net member. Again pretty hard to capture, looks pretty cool in person.

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    Another one of "Larry's Custom Creations"!

    -I didn't know what to call it, so "LarryLight + McR-38 reflector + ARC-LS twisty tailcap" = "LLMcRARC"-

    "1 of 1"
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    Thank you everyone! This is EXACTLY what I was hoping for.

    Sigman, that is such a great light and before today I didn't even know about it.

    Eric42, love the MR Bulks, and Im so itching for an Orb Da.

    Tempest UK, I was hoping you would chime in with your special lights. What a collection.

    Now, let's get EricMack, AreWeThereYetDad, McGizmo, ChipWillis, Carpe Diem, DaFabricata, Size15s, etc. to chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest UK View Post
    As for the stories behind them...there isn't much to say. SureFire have developed the strange habit of sending me colourful models when I order regular versions...

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    1) PD 27LT Proto 1 of 4
    2) 27LT Proto 1 of 3 or 4?
    3) Lunasol 27/Atwood 1 of 2
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    Much like the orange C2, I have no idea if there are any more of these, but I haven't seen any. 6P-OD with PK logo on the bezel:



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    Here are a couple of unique Ti lights:



    On the bottom is TB's "Raptor." It's a one-off, with a Surefire Clicky clone, also in Ti.

    On top is a Lego consisting of a Ti Mirage_Man A1 clone, a TB 18650 tube modified by arewethereyetdad, griff and RPM. The tail is a TB Surefire Twisty clone.

    These two lights carry the only C-series Ti tail caps TB has ever made. I've never seen C-series caps in Ti from anyone else, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donn_ View Post
    Here are a couple of unique Ti lights:



    On the bottom is TB's "Raptor." It's a one-off, with a Surefire Clicky clone, also in Ti.

    On top is a Lego consisting of a Ti Mirage_Man A1 clone, a TB 18650 tube modified by arewethereyetdad, griff and RPM. The tail is a TB Surefire Twisty clone.

    These two lights carry the only C-series Ti tail caps TB has ever made. I've never seen C-series caps in Ti from anyone else, either.
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    McGizmo Lunasol27 Cx2 ALTiN 1 of 1

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    Ok, I'm joking with this first one, but here it is anyway:


    Or, this Arc AAA from the last day of production (old company):



    Or how about these green lug Arc AA's, which according to PG are two of "less than a dozen."
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    This is the only pic I have handy. It's an X bin LuxV ArcMania KI one CR2 (obviously underdriven ). I'm pretty sure it's the only one.



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    Quote Originally Posted by powernoodle View Post
    Ok, I'm joking with this first one, but here it is anyway:
    Is that your render? Looks like Art Center style. But your Bat Signal is lop-sided and the ellipses are crooked. but the rendering on the light itself is decent.
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    very very nice and rare lights guys....!

    I will post later some of mine

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    Great thread guys!

    I've wanted to see a Larry Light in person for quite a while now. I think he lives within 15-20 minutes of me...I know there's at least one nearby. Anyone heard from him lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solscud007 View Post
    Is that your render?
    No - I find it much more efficient to steal things off of the internet.

    The lights, however, are mine.

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    The "Golden Dragon" McLux Set. 1 of 1.
    Made by McGizmo for me and never left my home. It is al with a TiN coating, the PR head is a X-bin LuxV and the Standard head an R2 binned LuxI.
    It has a custom clip with "Golden Dragon" hand engraved.
    A very prized possession.




    Blue Aleph1; about a dozen were made.




    This 1 of 1 prototype by McGizmo is the predecessor of the LunaSol lights with a LuxV in the center and a switching collar.
    It is about 5 years old and some really cool CPF history. I got it in one of Don's garage auctions.




    The one in the back, the so-calles C2/M2-Cyan-Mod, is the world's second LuxV torch. A Cyan torch. Reral history.
    I got it in a CPF auction in the good old days ... it was the day I joined CPF. I joined for this one and because Don told me so




    McLuxIII-T ... Don't first ti light. 37 were build. Or something like that.






    The RedEye, a one-off by McGizmo. It is a SF E3e prototype modded by Don with 7 x Rebel LEDs and a red center rebel for color rendition. It is a true regulated 2-stage upon rotating the head. The coolest light I have.




    SF proto ICE head by PK. There are some of those floating around here.




    Larry's CR2-II. Another CPF legend. I won a huge raffle once ... and got this light. Unbelievable luck. Germany scored all two of them that were raffled.


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    I'm in awe of your collection Bernie. Even just the e3e head/body without the internals, but with them, wow.

    Blue aleph, CR2-II, aaand an Ice bezel?
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    What is a Cyan torch?
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    It is amodded SF that produces Cyan light at 480nm. The first LuxV LEDs were colored. The white came later. So our first LuxV torches, you know, the ones that could go above 100 lumens at 5 Watts ... those were colored, too.
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    On top is a McLux III-T-S maybe the only one by Don. Don upgraded this to a Seoul after a little begging er asking nicely and on the bottom a Mr. Bulk smooth lioncub in chrome.


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    Evilgrin07 Re: EXTREMELY Rare Lights... Let's See Them!

    A couple:

    Titanium Ra Twisty Tr-85 (1 of 5 made):




    Prototype Novatac 120P (1 of 8 or so made, still has beta owners manual, beta clip):



    Some that got away:

    Ti S27 Cx2 (I think something like 36 were made, and this one was AlTiN coated by modamag, body bead blasted and head left with standard finish, probably one-of-a-kind):



    This one also show my mule... 1 of 5 (I think) with a red trit:

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    Shelby has the only proto-type "ICE" bezel I've seen. bernie's, like mine is a regular PK "ICE" bezel. It's not technically an "ICE" bezel unless it is etched with "ICE". It's a bezel leftover from the production run of ICE flashlights SureFire made exclusively for ICE.

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    Novatac 120-PB 1 of 5




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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    Shelby has the only proto-type "ICE" bezel I've seen.
    I've seen another one out there. For some reason that I can't recall I turned down the chance to get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Size15's View Post
    Shelby has the only proto-type "ICE" bezel I've seen. bernie's, like mine is a regular PK "ICE" bezel. It's not technically an "ICE" bezel unless it is etched with "ICE". It's a bezel leftover from the production run of ICE flashlights SureFire made exclusively for ICE.

    Thanks for the clarification. I was wondering about it not saying ICE. Oh Mr.Chan and his wares. At least the Purple Inspector like he has is easily found for sale online, just can't pony that up for a UV light.
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    Great thread. Keep em coming!

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