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    Today I received my 3 new Mag 2Ds. This means I at the moment have following colors of 2D:

    *black
    *gray
    *silver
    *copper
    *red
    *darkgreen
    *blue
    *midnight blue
    *purple 1
    *purple 2

    Both of the purples advertized as purple, but the first is to the bluish, and I think the second is "standard" purple.

    Even if these 10 colors make a very nice setup I of course wonder if there may be any more colors available of 2D. Anyone who knows, and in that case dealer?

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    Default Re: Maglite 2D collection

    I'm also collecting maglite 2D's I only have one shade of purple so would be interested to see the difference. Do you have any pics of your collection you could post?

    There are a couple more:

    -shimmer blue (light blue)
    -jade green link
    -lime green (I don't have this one but seen pics)

    Here's a pic of my collection:


    The gunmetal grey is from fivemega and you can find out more about the orange here. The rest are stock. left to right: shimmer blue, blue, midnight blue, purple, red, copper, grey, silver, jade green, dark green, black.
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    Default Re: Maglite 2D collection

    Seeing all these different colors of mag makes me wish the C cells came in just half of whats pictured above. As far as my favorite color, it's a hard choice between jade green and copper, though I think I would lean slightly towards jade green.
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    Nice collection monkeyboy!

    And thanks for the links!

    Are the most of them special editions from Maglite?
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    I've put the collection together quite recently, over the last couple of months. Just through google hunting really. I think maglite only release small batches of the unusual colours, so you just have to get lucky with finding old stock.

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    Thanks again for the tip monkeyboy!

    I just ordered a Jade green 2D as well as an Americana limited edition and Purple 2C, which I sought for long time!

    I received a message that the payment is sent.

    Edited: and recently I received a message that the package is shipped. Great service from Gutes!
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    Default Re: Maglite 2D collection

    I am looking around for threads showing good drop in LED options for the D cell mags, but have not found anything yet. I have a 2, 3 and 4 cell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrosteve View Post
    I am looking around for threads showing good drop in LED options for the D cell mags, but have not found anything yet. I have a 2, 3 and 4 cell.
    Take a look at the terralux drop ins. They are generally regarded as the best available and of much better quality than the typical DX junk floating around out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acrosteve View Post
    I am looking around for threads showing good drop in LED options for the D cell mags, but have not found anything yet. I have a 2, 3 and 4 cell.
    I have both the Terralux and the Malkoff dropins in 3D Mags. Both are significant upgrades but the Malkoff is way better. Pricier, too, but you get what you pay for.

    http://www.malkoffdevices.com/shop/d...db47489e6fc618
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    Thanks guys. But the Malkoff site is down for some reason.



    Oh, nice collection, btw.
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    Thanks again to monkeyboy for the tip! Today I received the package. Apart from the 11th color of 2D I also got Americana Collection and Purple 2C. These I have long time sought for but didn't find anywhere.

    The 2C purple I didn't consider for only collecting but to arm it with a Malkoff XP-G dropin. Unfortunately Malkoffs don't work in it, I discovered that it hasn't a "C" and the inner diameter is too wide for the Malkoff dropin. Therefore I placed a 6cell bulb and 3xCR123. When have been used to the modern LED-lights the brightness of a 6cell Mag isn't at all so impressive as one perceived it a few years ago, not even in a 2C sized host!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedpat View Post
    The 2C purple I didn't consider for only collecting but to arm it with a Malkoff XP-G dropin. Unfortunately Malkoffs don't work in it, I discovered that it hasn't a "C" and the inner diameter is too wide for the Malkoff dropin. Therefore I placed a 6cell bulb and 3xCR123. When have been used to the modern LED-lights the brightness of a 6cell Mag isn't at all so impressive as one perceived it a few years ago, not even in a 2C sized host!
    IIRC, there was some talk about this in an old thread. Some of the older purple Mag 2C's have a larger internal diameter and can fit 26mm cells without boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyboy View Post
    IIRC, there was some talk about this in an old thread. Some of the older purple Mag 2C's have a larger internal diameter and can fit 26mm cells without boring.
    I may try later with some aluminum foil to fill up the gap, maybe it will then work with Malkoff dropin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swedpat View Post
    I may try later with some aluminum foil to fill up the gap, maybe it will then work with Malkoff dropin.
    Go over to Britelumens.com ... Jo sells a copper sleeve for pre "C" Mags

    Strange thing about these Purple Mag 2Cs ... I brought one from Gutes as well but I also have a cutdown Purple Mag C
    that has a C at the front of the serial number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tx101 View Post
    Go over to Britelumens.com ... Jo sells a copper sleeve for pre "C" Mags

    Strange thing about these Purple Mag 2Cs ... I brought one from Gutes as well but I also have a cutdown Purple Mag C
    that has a C at the front of the serial number.
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    I would kill for an orange one!

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    Default Re: Maglite 2D collection

    I sell my 2D Copper.

    If somebody like, PM me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedywheelz123 View Post
    I would kill for an orange one!
    Really?! cos there's this guy I don't like....








    ...just kidding

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    I would do somthing illegal for an orange one!

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    Default Re: Maglite 2D collection

    I found a bronze color one new in blister packaging. (not copper) This was from the 1980's.

    Only one I have ever seen.
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    Hmm interesting. How does the colour compare to the regular copper? Is this darker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by monkeyboy View Post
    Hmm interesting. How does the colour compare to the regular copper? Is this darker?
    Copper is a darker color than bronze. Bronze hasn't been around for a while. They are quite rare in the 2AA size, and I've never seen one before in a 2D size. This photo (I'm terrible with the camera, sorry) shows standard copper (far left) and bronze with unknurled handle.
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    Default Re: Maglite 2D collection

    Today i got a 2D limegreen.Never saw one before.

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    Beautiful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizzlechest View Post
    Copper is a darker color than bronze. Bronze hasn't been around for a while. They are quite rare in the 2AA size, and I've never seen one before in a 2D size. This photo (I'm terrible with the camera, sorry) shows standard copper (far left) and bronze with unknurled handle.
    Interesting. I've never seen one before. Hang on to it, it's probably worth a lot of money.

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