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    I searched for something like this on a C3, didn't find it. I am mainly curious how many of these are out there, there are surely more rare than the C2. Both of mine are HA, I have a beater that I got off the marketplace #A017614 and new in the package one which after weeks of searching the net must be the last one in the world. It is #A018756 I'm just curious if the newer ones got over 20000 or not but then again I am unSure of the way Surefires serial numbers work or if they really mean much in the end.

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    Updated List:

    3 Flats:

    A000765 HA-Natural 3-Flats ampdude
    A000794 HA-Natural Older 3-flats Rat

    A001389 HA-Natural Older 3-flats Espionage Studio *Sold to a lucky eBay buyer for a heck of a deal (slightly bitter about it too haha)
    A001751 BK 3 Flats hron61
    A003058 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats angelofwar
    A003509 BK Older 3-Flats Rat

    A004752 3 flats HA with patent #s jamesmtl514
    A004161 HA-Natural 3-Flats no patent #s jamesmtl514
    A005152 BK 'crosshairs' Older 3-flats Kestrel
    A006217 Old logo 3 flat HA uhsodium
    A006983 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats Rat
    A007432 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats Rat
    A008599 HA-Natural 3-Flats ampdude
    A008625 HA-Hatural 3-Flats (with patent #'s on C3 Centurion Side) Espionage Studio
    A008752 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats StriderTB

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    4 Flats:

    A009667 BK 4 flats JCD
    A015154 HA Natural 4-Flats 880arm
    A016133 HA Natural 4-Flats MBentz
    A016981 BK Newer 4-Flats
    jamesmtl514
    A017699 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats Flea Bag
    A017929 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats Petersen
    A018073 BK Newer 4-Flats 880arm
    A018411 4 flats black jamesmtl514
    A018756 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats Espionage Studio
    A020166 HA 4 flats JCD
    A020293 HA Natural Newer 4-Flats ampdude
    A020398 HA Natural 4-flats socom1970
    A020693 HA Natural Newer 4-Flats Kestrel
    A020905 HA Natural Newer 4-Flats DocHolliday1
    A021035 BK Newer 4-Flats hron61
    A021365 BK Newer 4-Flats Rat

    A022756 BK Newer 4-Flats Principia
    A023245 HA Natural Newer 4-Flats “now coated white” Rat
    A025029 HA Natural Newer 4-Flats JoeAsheville
    A025394 HA Natural Newer 4-Flats tobrien
    A025413 HA New logo ganymede
    A025504 BK New Logo 4-Flats Paladin
    A025537 C3-BK 4 flats New Logo Benchiew

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    4 Flats (not a 0 before serial #):

    A13757 HA-Natural 4-Flats Incoherent
    A16123 C3-BK four flats JCD
    A16654 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats Flea Bag
    A17510 BK Newer 4-Flats angelofwar
    A17900 BK Newer 4-Flats Mike 208
    A18117 BK DUQ

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    Rat's crazy B serial # C3:

    B62582 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats Rat

    Last edited by Espionage Studio; 08-31-2014 at 08:49 AM. Reason: Added to the list again.

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    I bought a black C3 when LaPoliceGear was closing them out. Don't know the s/n as the light hasn't been opened yet. It was tossed into my closet for long term storage as I already have too many "user" lights laying around.

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    My two C3's"

    Older 3-Flats HA-nat: A003058
    New 4-Flats Black: A17510

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    I'll add mine to the list:

    A003058 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats (angelofwar)
    A16654 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Flea Bag)
    A17510 Black Newer 4-Flats (angelofwar)
    A017614 HA-Natural ??? (EspionageStudio)
    A017699 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Flea Bag)
    A018756 HA-Natural ??? (EspionageStudio)
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    Good luck, even straightforward SF runs can have have pretty confusing serial #'s, and the C3's have been produced for quite a while.

    Older 3-flats -BK
    A005152

    4-flats -BK
    A016981

    4-flats -HA
    A020693

    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin View Post
    I bought a black C3 when LaPoliceGear was closing them out. Don't know the s/n as the light hasn't been opened yet. It was tossed into my closet for long term storage as I already have too many "user" lights laying around.
    I'm curious if these closeout C3's had the newest SF logo (very recent style, not the main/popular logo style you see the most of) - the 9P closeouts that I purchased from LAPG had the updated logo.
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    You guys are lucky to have the old 3-flat models! I'm quite envious indeed. I'm now down to only one C3. I sold the user and opened up the new one because it deserved to be free. If either Kestrel or angleofwar could post a photo or two of those old school ones I'd be thrilled. I searched harder than I have ever searched for anything, I'd say a week of scouring web sites, calling stores and I found the last Natural HA C3 to be found by mere mortals and dropped a full $139 on it but I love it so! I'm still very curious who has the newest latest serial number, must be someone with a newer one than mine?

    Natural HA 4-flats
    Serial# A018756

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    Back to 2 C3's now. Stoked to have hunted down a mint older 3-flats model, in the box! Think I might have the newer one bored now for user duty ;-)

    Updated List:
    A001389 HA-Natural Older 3-flats (Espionage Studio)
    A003058 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats (angelofwar)
    A005152 BK 'crosshairs' Older 3-flats (Kestrel)
    A16654 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Flea Bag)
    A016981 BK Newer 4-Flats (Kestrel)
    A17510 Black Newer 4-Flats (angelofwar)
    A017699 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Flea Bag)
    A018756 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Espionage Studio)
    A020693 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Kestrel)
    A025504 Bk New Logo 4-Flats (Paladin)
    Last edited by Espionage Studio; 09-27-2012 at 12:37 PM. Reason: Added to list

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    I would be curious as well, did Surefire make any C3's with the updated logo?

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    The C3-BK from the LaPoliceGear closeout has s/n A025504 with the new logo.

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    Thanks Paladin, curiosity satisfied. What were they selling for at closeout prices?

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    I have a 4 flats version with SR# A18117 in black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage Studio View Post
    Back to 2 C3's now. Stoked to have hunted down a mint older 3-flats model, in the box! Think I might have the newer one bored now for user duty ;-)

    Updated List:
    A001389 HA-Natural Older 3-flats (Espionage Studio)
    A003058 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats (angelofwar)
    A005152 BK 'crosshairs' Older 3-flats (Kestrel)
    A016654 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Flea Bag)
    A016981 BK Newer 4-Flats (Kestrel)
    A017510 Black Newer 4-Flats (angelofwar)
    A017699 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Flea Bag)
    A018756 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Espionage Studio)
    A020693 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats (Kestrel)
    Although well intentioned, your list is technically not accurate... My C3's number is written as "A16654" as in there are only 5 digits and same thing with AoW's "A17510". Just goes to show that SureFire's serial numbers really are all over the place.
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    Tried to fix it, I like accuracy but slipped up on that.

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    Hey I have a few to add.

    A000794 HA-Natural Older 3-flats
    A003509 BK Older 3-flat
    A006983 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats
    A007432 HA-Natural Older 3-Flats


    B62582 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats

    A021365 BK Newer 4-Flats
    A023245 HA-Natural Newer 4-Flats “now coated white”


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    Newer 4-flats black, #A17900.

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    I will add a couple, both 4 flats

    A015154 HA
    A018073 Black

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    Geeked out on the list a bit, keeping it near the top for easy access :-)

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    New logo HA A025413

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espionage Studio View Post
    Thanks Paladin, curiosity satisfied. What were they selling for at closeout prices?
    When I looked for the invoice I eventually remembered I bought the C3-BK from Midway for $54.99 on 10 June 2011. Also found the invoice showing an E2D for $59.99 which I used as a body donor for a KL4-BK to make an all black "L4".

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    Paladin, you got the crazy deal! I've had to drop about $150 for my 2 new C3's in 2012. Good score.

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    I think retail was over or around $150 apiece last I checked.
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    I've a 4-flat C3-HA with A13757 for serial number.

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    NAT without patent #s
    A004161
    Last edited by jamesmtl514; 11-12-2012 at 05:41 AM.
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    BK Newer 4-Flats (4 patents)
    #A022756

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    Quote Originally Posted by DUQ View Post
    I have a 4 flats version with SR# A18117 in black.
    Is mine not good enough for the list
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    Send him a PM, I'm sure he'll add it.
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    I have a 3 flats HA numbered A008752.

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    A000765 HA-Natural 3-Flats
    A008599 HA-Natural 3-Flats

    It will be interesting to establish when they transitioned from 3 flats to 4 flats. So far it appears somewhere between 8752 and 13757, that's a pretty big range though, I'm sure we can narrow it down.

    And I'd like to know if your C3 has crosshairs logo. So far that seems to be inclusive to early 3 flats C3-BK lights for some reason. I don't think I've ever heard of a C3-HA light with it.
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    A025537 C3-BK 4 flats New Logo

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