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Is there anything special about 2C Mags without a C in the serial number (other than that they are older ones)?
A color other than black might spark some additional interest.
Not looking to sell it or anything, was just curious if the lack of a C in the serial (8-digit) was special.
It's Gray according to the insert. Model: S2C096.
Apparently the Malkoff Mag Drop-ins won't work with it, but I wasn't planning on using them in this one anyway.
I contacted Mag Instruments, and asked if any were intentionally put into production this way, and the representative said "All of our 2d Maglites do have a serial number, also they have Maglite on the Head assembly." So it is possible this light may be one of a kind. And at the very least it is ultra rare.
If anyone is interested I have listed this light for sale on ebay. The auction ends next saturday.
Btw I like that 4 AA minimag. I have considered extensions, but that solid piece is even better. Thanks for sharing.
You'll see many parts and upgrades listed as being compatible with one or the other. Including Malkoff drop ins.
Toohotruk's response below clarified things.
Last edited by Black Rose; 02-06-2010 at 11:42 PM.
No problem. The reason I know this, is I bought a newer pewter 2C a year or so ago, hoping to mix the parts around, like swapping the head and tailcap from my older black 2C with the body and bezel of the new pewter. This combo produces a surprisingly classy looking pair of lights, but unfortunately, not an option with those two lights due to the change in o-ring position. I wound up buying another new 2C (black), and making the swap.
MiniMag Collectors' Thread if you want rarities and rainbows.
Trees don't grow on money either.
I have a 7c I'm guessing that its rare since I can't find bulbs for it. and looking over the forums. does anyone know where to get lights or know how much its worth I'm kinda curious
It is fairly rare. There will be replacement stock lamps for it, not sure what they are, but there will be one somewhere here on CPF.
I have bought a few 7C mags here on CPF, so have some old threads I could link you to for rough market value.
If you ever look to sell it please ensure you let me know. I will (would) take it!!
I would be willing to give 200 if you are interested email@example.com
I have read that a 6 cell bulb will work fine, will give 200. for it
hey whats happening, any way you would sell one of your 6C cell lights or anyone that still stocks them? thanks -firstname.lastname@example.org
A truly unique MAG-LITE Bezel that left the factory with the engraving up side down. You don't see these very often.
"there goes one of God's own prototypes. too strange to live, too rare to die" -Hunter S. Thompson
Cool, where did you find that upside down bezel?
Now THAT is very rare and very cool!!!
I picked up this ex New Zealand Government issue maglite not to long ago. Never seen one with Varebeam on it.
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What is with having C or D in the serial number? How does not having it make the Maglite more valuable?
Also, I might be receiving three brand new sealed 5C's and a green 3C soon. If there anyone here that might have an interest in them?
Here are my two "rare" maglites.
Just your average 6D (are these worth anything?) I picked this up a few months ago MISP at a local hardware store. Should prolly get a malkoff for it.
This one, I posted in the General threads. Im trying to find out how old it is. It is a 2xAA Mini-Mag. anno is worn as you can see. But more importantly look at the bezel. the information is stamped on rather than laser etched.
Last edited by Solscud007; 06-27-2010 at 10:00 AM.
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Where can i get a 7C or/and a 7D?
Please don't hate me for being lucky.
(I'd understand if you hate me for being greedy, though.)
This is a dozen 7c Maglites that have been sitting in someone's warehouse for probably 25 years. Serial numbers range from 70039282 to 70041157, mostly 7004xxxx. Other than one that has a 2mm nick in the ano, these are mint. I can't say as much for the packaging, though, as it's generally falling apart. For scale, a Shiningbeam S-mini and a Tiablo A9.
The answer to your next question is, "No, I cleaned them out." So I won't bother telling you where they came from. Unless your really care, that is. I will say that it was a plain old google search that popped up "shopping results". (I didn't believe it, but pinged the place anyway. Apparently, they actually existed.)
A couple of these are allocated to worthy homes already. I'll keep the nicked one forever and sell some every once in a while. The first two will probably be going around November to the Marketplace (out of respect for the community) at at a fair price. (Not free; not outrageous compared to some recent sales.) If you want advance notice of the Marketplace posting, send me a PM with your regular email address (not a CPF handle). I'll try (no guarantees! emails get lost, after all) to send a blind mailing about a week before I put them up. (Blind mailing means nobody else will see your email address.) If you want notification of future sales as well as this one, say so in the PM; otherwise you'll only get one note from me.
Questions? Hate mail?
Last edited by borrower; 07-18-2012 at 10:38 AM.
A heartfelt CONGRATS to you!! I love finds like these!