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    Nice photos Guitar Guy, good job on cleaning it up, it looks great. Nice low serial number too.

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    Wow, very nice indeed. Did not see that was a "Paten Pending" C Cell before. Those are super rare. As far as I can tell only about the first 1,500 of each model was stamped "Paten Pending" because production started in the spring of 1981 and the Patent was approved August of 1981. That's a keeper for sure!! Let's see a pic of that full collection!

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    Thanks folks! I feel pretty lucky that both my 7D (Apr '81) and 7C (July '81) are "paten pending", and in pretty decent condition overall ... and went for pretty decent prices compared to what I've seen some more rough ones go for. I guess it's all about the timing of what comes up when you're ready & able to make the purchase.

    I'll try to get some group photos soon. I think I also have some more colored 2Cs since last time.

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    I recently picked up another Cabela's Light. This time it was a 2D. It's only the 3rd one I've ever seen. Another member here has another 2D and I also have a 5D. These lights were only made from late 1981 to early 1982 and were done as a custom order for Cabela's, a large US Sporting Goods Retailer. It's the only time Maglite put another company's name on the bezel. They were made from 2D to 5D similar to the Vari-Beams. 2Ds and 3Ds sold in the greatest numbers. I did a full post on my blog about them here: http://maglitehistory.blogspot.com/2...-5d-light.html





    The 5D came from the estate of a retired Cabela's executive. This 2D came from an inquiry on my blog. The owner ordered it from Cabela's catalog in the early 80s and used it for years for camping and outdoor adventures. As he got older he decided to part with it and found my blog. My blog helps me find out about more lights and gives me the opportunity to pick up and see some pretty rare lights.

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    I picked up a couple cool NIB Gold Solitaires the other day from everyone's favorite auction site. I always liked the Gold lights and they are very tough to find because Maglite only makes them every so often, usually for a special occasion. These Solitaires have the TM next to the panther logo meaning they are from 92 to 96. The package is marked 1993. They likely came out around the same time as my 1992 Gold 2D to celebrate the introduction of the panther logo and the redesign of the D cells. At $6 ea I couldn't pass them up. They may not be super desirable but they sure are rare like the rest of the gold lights.






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    Excellent score, LiftdT4r!

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    Nice Cabelaís light Jay is it stamped or laser bezel? Looks stamped. And nice solitaires I ordered 2 myself but seller must of increased price because mine were $9.99. I didnít realise they had TM on them, still waiting for them to arrive. Last time I looked there was still a few left.
    I am surprised that the 25year old energiser doesnít appear to have leaked.
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    Thanks guys!! The bezels on the Cabela's lights are stamped. I was super surprised to be able to buy a 2nd one. From what I heard there weren't very many produced before the partnership between Maglite and Cabela's went south and Cabela's was a mail order catalog only at the time.

    I made an offer for 2 on the Solitaires that's why I got them so cheap. The AAA looked perfect but I ditched the one I opened. If the other one leaks I'll cut it out of the package. I'm going to use the open one. They make perfect little lights for walking around the house at night without waking anyone up. I always have an Incan Solitaire on my nightstand.

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    So Lifted...when are we going to see an up to date photo of your Maglite collection?
    THRUNITE Archer1AV2|TiS|TH20|TN4A Hi...all in neutral white
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    Here's one from about a year or so ago I think I posted before. My collection has grown since then but not a whole lot. There are others here with much larger collections too. I always aspire to have a collection as awesome as ABTOMAT's one day. His couch pic is legendary!


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