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    Default Found: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    I'm looking for an old Surefire 6P Bored for 18650 - the type with the round bezel, line knurling on the head, and the tail marked "Laser Products Fountain Valley CA, SureFire 6P."

    Let me know if you've got one of these old guys around in good condition you'd like to sell.

    Cheers,
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    Last edited by Norm; 02-23-2012 at 12:59 PM.

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    Default Re: WTB: Surefire 6P Original



    This subforum is just for Custom stuff. You will need to repost this ad in the WTB section of the MP.
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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    My apologies nbp, and thanks for pointing it out - I definitely missed that finer point. If it is pre-bored would that make it custom? 'Cause that would be terrific .

    In fact I'm looking for a Surefire 6P to use as a host with 18650s, so bored to 18mm would be perfect, although this is also something I could do myself here.

    If this thread needs to be closed, please confirm and I will happily oblige.
    Last edited by Norm; 02-03-2012 at 09:38 PM.

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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    I've edited you title and the body of your thread, it now fits comfortable within the custom fourum - Norm

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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    Rock on, thank you Norm. Friendly community around here .

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    Your best bet is probably going to be buying one and having it bored; they are few and far between in the unmodded state so what you are looking for is a rarity!
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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    You only might have luck on flea markets, or E-Bay, or ...
    + have the original been bored for 18650.

    other possibility:
    get a model at oveready and choose the head with the hex removed.
    Or one of the mooddolar bodies + P60 adapter + hex removed head
    That way You get something comparable without the ugly hex "anti-roll device"

    (+ choose McKlicky switch immediately)

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    Member Donn has an original 6P for sale over at the Market Place every once-in-a-while. I tried searching his threads, but that function has been disabled. Perhaps you could send him a e-mail @


    And yes, you'er probably going to need to have it bored, don't think you'er going to find one already done.


    Best of luck with your search,

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    Thanks for all the great suggestions. I don't mind boring it myself, but in keeping with the custom forum here I'm looking for it bored. Email sent to Donn as well - thanks Chauncey.

    Have a great weekend all!

    Cheers,
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    Hi Neighbor David,

    You're welcome. Here's one I sold to Donn last year. Depending on if there's enough wall thickness to allow for boring to 1800 size, I don't think you'll want to run a high lumen producing drop-in for extended periods. The light would become hot pretty fast.

    Time to head outside and do some more clean-up from the ice storm.

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    Ice storm!?! We've had three days of the most glorious sun in Seattle.

    That's a gem of a 6P there, and may be the same one Donn mentioned by email. Let's save that beauty for a collector, not a modder like myself . I'm more likely looking for one that's seen a little carry and wear for the project I have in mind.

    Best wishes in Washington Chance! If you ever need help with batteries/chargers hit me up, that's my area of expertise.

    Cheers,
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    Hi David,

    Yes, the ice storm from last month. I'm still in the process of removing the debris. 3,000 pounds so far, and at least two more full-size pickup truck loads to go.
    Everything I'm hauling away is too small for firewood, just branches.....



    The most painful loss was a Bloodgood Japanese Maple my wife and I planted 19 years ago. It was pulverized by a huge falling branch.

    Thanks for the heads-up on batteries. I'll keep you in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by write2dgray View Post
    I'm more likely looking for one that's seen a little carry and wear for the project I have in mind.
    I may have something, shoot me a PM if you're still looking.

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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    looking for an old Surefire 6P Bored for 18650 - the type with the round bezel, line knurling on the head, and the tail marked "Laser Products Fountain Valley CA, SureFire 6P."
    As others have said this may be a challenge to find. I've worked on a lot of 6P's and have seen only one. When you find "the original" version grab it quickly.
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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Gardiner View Post
    Hi David,

    Yes, the ice storm from last month. I'm still in the process of removing the debris. 3,000 pounds so far, and at least two more full-size pickup truck loads to go.
    Everything I'm hauling away is too small for firewood, just branches.....



    The most painful loss was a Bloodgood Japanese Maple my wife and I planted 19 years ago. It was pulverized by a huge falling branch.

    Thanks for the heads-up on batteries. I'll keep you in mind.

    ~ Chance
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    I didn't know these old soldiers were in demand. I think this one meets your description except for condition. It spent a lot of time as a duty light from 1993-2003. Just sits in my gun bag for range use now. Your post has inspired me to look at some updates for it.




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    Quote Originally Posted by rhowell309 View Post
    look at some updates for it.
    * nailbender Led-Insert
    * oveready end cap with McKlicky switch

    --> no boring: 17650 Li-Ion
    --> w. boring: 18650 battery

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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    Light bump here (pun intended) - Happy President's day and let me know if anyone's got one of these old 6Ps collecting dust that needs a new home .

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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    Well, if you're goanna use it as a user light why not just settle for a new 6P bored host available on overready or on bugsy's cpfmp thread?

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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I'm patient, so I'm sure I'll find one and I like the old style and class on the round bodies. The plan is to bore it and likely cerakote it, so it doesn't have to be particularly pretty .

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    always keep in mind, that the boring to 18650 has the chance of a complete failure of the body
    (the remaining sidewall is about 0.1-0.2 mm thick at the thinnest part)


    other (safer and nicer) possibility to get to a "comparable" light:

    moddoolar diamondback 18650 body,
    diamondback tailcap w. McKlicky
    C interface (= P60 adapter)
    smoothie bezel (with the ugly hex removed)
    (+ bezel ring which is a must for the new, flimsy lip construction SF bezels)

    depending on the cost of the "original" version (+ boring + the coloring), the oveready parts might be more expensive, but the light is much more rugged.

    PS: the removing of anodizing + cerakoting will make the knurling much less agressive and slippery

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    Wow - thanks a million for the great suggestions and tips here! I'm not opposed to risk and a chance of failure, but cerakotes affect on the grip of the knurling is not something I'd considered.

    I'd looked at some of the other options mentioned and appreciate you bringing those up, I'll keep this in mind.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: WTB: Bored Surefire 6P Original

    Found a gem on CPFM, so I'll close this one down. Thanks again for all the sound advice and I'll definitely refer back here.

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