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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotonFanatic View Post
    While many of the lights made by CPF'er Katokichi were very limited production runs (he made them all on his own manual lathe), there are only one or two Titanium lights that he made. Fortunately, I managed to buy one of them a few years back, thanks to some help from a friend, and customer, in Japan, who graciously acted as intermediary and facilitated the deal(s).

    Here is photo of what could be the only two Ti pieces that Katokichi made:



    The one in the foreground is a CR2, the one in the back, which I own, is a CR123 light.

    And while not quite as rare, this custom anodized KI light is pretty wonderful--it has the best finish that I've ever seen on an anodized light. I think that only a handful were produced.

    Fasinating. What grade of Ti was used for the lights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jag808808 View Post
    Would you consider a McGizmo Ti LunaSol 27 an extremely rare light?


    How about a Ti LunaSol 27 with a McClicky switch? Would that be rare?


    What if all of that is in a Ti 2AA body?




    Or a PD converted to a clicky?










    Thank you CPF for taking ALL my money!!! LOL My ultimate EDC would not have been possible without the knowledge and support here from CPF! Mahalo Nui Loa! (thank you very much)

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    Slow down, for a second? If I may? How did you manage to turn that PD pack into a clickie??

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    The light on top is nothing to get exited about. Something I bought on ebay. Probably one of 300 million made. The lower one however is an Arc4 which in itself isn't rare but the battery tube that is attached is. It is a 2x123 tube. I believe it's one of about 12 made.


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    I posted this somewhere else, but might as well post here, since it's a one of a kind and it has a cool friendship story behind it:

    A gift from my friend rscanady, a modified Qiii:





    Even the body is green.


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    The PD and LunaSol series use the same body type. It is not just a clicky, but a 2AA clicky. I have large hands. It is difficult to press the PD switch without the light slipping out of my grip. The 2AA body did two things: 1. Extend the grip surface. 2. Use everyday common batteries. It is easy to do with a machinist friend!

    Aloha,

    jag

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    Slow down, for a second? If I may? How did you manage to turn that PD pack into a clickie??
    McG/TB Ti 2AA LunaSol 27, McLuxIII Ti-PD, Nitecore D10, SF RPM U2, G2, AspheriMag3D Q5, Uluapoundr P7, Fenix L2D Q5, LD20, EO1 blue, purple, Hawaiian Punch Monkey Fist Creator

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    This is a great thread!! Like a trip down memory lane.

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    only 5 where made...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby_pra View Post
    only 5 where made...
    Aww, it's adorable.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    Aww, it's adorable.
    My wife thinks so too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by toby_pra View Post
    My wife thinks so too...
    You know she's going to take it and claim it as her own.
    "The World is insane. With tiny spots of sanity, here and there... Not the other way around!" - John Cleese.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monocrom View Post
    You know she's going to take it and claim it as her own.
    It already is, i am afraid...

    She is stronger than me!

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    The Original Mclux1, not really an rare light in terms of looks and function. Just really old "museum" piece Don't know how long it will last, the LED is shifting. It was auction for funds to OceanPlanet run by Don's friend for sail around the globe races.





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    Think about it... a 2 stage light is all you need.

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    WOW a McLux...

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    Anyone ever hear of an "ACR model 101"?
    I think this light was made before alot of you were born!
    Early 70s, or even late 60s, it may be one of the first lithium battery lights sold to the public. Of course it's not an LED, but, get this--It still comes on--with the original batteries!! It doesn't seem to have been designed to be reuseable. There are two odd embossings on the bottom-"Normal turn on time may increase to 20 seconds" and--"On life-10-20 hours-Storage life-5 years" It's 47 mm dia.X 88mm long ( 1-7/8"X 3-1/2") Chromed PLASTIC!
    No, of course it's not bright, it comes on with a dull kind of "Habanero-Orange" glow.
    Too bad I can't seem to post a photo of it here. If someone could tell me how, I'll take a photo or two of it
    Hey--You said "rare"!
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    You use an image hosting site like http://imageshack.us/

    Just upload the pic, then copy and paste the code provided, and it will show up as a picture.

    I'd love to see your light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn a. View Post
    Anyone ever hear of an "ACR model 101"? ....
    There is a photo and more info in the Flashlight Museum.
    Retired engineer, author. Running Linux.

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    One word Wow.......these lights are just awesome.

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    Parnass,
    That's it! Thanks for the info.

    Toohotruk, Thanks for the posting info, I'll try to get a photo of the 39 year-old batteries heating the filament.
    Shawn

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    That would be cool!

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    above Superflashlight III new with Ostar SMT Led / below old Superflashlight III with LuxV Led






    two Granp Griffins and a not so rare Ti McClicky Pak / KL4 MC-E

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    Mega Micro SSC P7 Twisty / Superflashlight III Prototype Ostar 15Watt



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    Love those Mega Micro's. Definitely one of the best looking rare lights imo. Short and powerful, natural HA. Wish I would have picked one up.
    they mostly come out at night, mostly.
    my lights

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    Yes this is a real beauty...

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    Very nice!!!

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    Here are some quick and dirty shots of some of my rare ones:-











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    That Proton King1 is really awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by London Lad View Post
    DRROOOOLL... superb!
    Resistance is futile...

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    Definitely one the most rare and impressive SureFire collectables in the UK!

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    That thing is awesome!

    Beamshots are necessary!



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