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  1. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Ebay has gotten worse and worse. They never back the seller they'll take the buyers word always no matter how wrong they are. I only sell stuff on Facebook now and only take Friends & Family for payment. I still buy a ton of stuff on ebay though. Hoping y'all can help me out with a light I...
  2. LiftdT4R

    The vintage California cop light company thread

    I would love to copy and share as I have a high resolution scanner at work. Can the mods or anyone chime in to let me know if this is allowable here? I can post them in this thread. What do you mean? I certainly like push button switches a lot better than slide switches. The slide switches I...
  3. LiftdT4R

    The vintage California cop light company thread

    Here are another couple of items I've been meaning to share for a while. They are a very rare 1968 1st Gen Kel-Lite and Don Keller's Manual of Defensive Tactics. The 1968 Kel-Lites were the very first ones produced and the very beginning of the aluminum cop lights. (Although this may be...
  4. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    I was big into know tying for a while. I did a bunch of lanyards on some Surefires and Maglites. It can be a little frustrating sometimes but very rewarding. I wouldn't mind seeing that one again! I think you posted it a while back. A treasure for sure because I think those ML25 incans were...
  5. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Very cool!!! I love to see these old lights still in service. I have a similar 2D that I use to go out to get wood for my stove. I love it because I can sling it under my arm when I pickup wood. You can't do that with smaller lights. Love the lanyard too! Did you tie it yourself?
  6. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    I haven't posted in a long time because I've been so busy with work, my home remodel, and general family stuff but I've got some old lights I never posted and some new ones I found. This one I got a while back but never posted. It is the oldest Maglite I've seen. It is a 2D, serial #422. I...
  7. LiftdT4R

    The vintage California cop light company thread

    Thanks!! These lights are fun little projects. I wish some of them lasted a little longer because after they're done I might use them to walk the dogs for a night or two and then they go on my display shelf for a long long time. At least the Baton Lights have a stainless steel face cap. It's...
  8. LiftdT4R

    The vintage California cop light company thread

    I've been after a Kel-Lite Baton Light forever and specifically an BTL-26, the longest flashlight ever made* at 26"! They come up for sale only once every few years and they go for big $$$. Well I was able to score a non-working one. There are some fantastic deals to be had on non-working lights...
  9. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    I bought different ones on Amazon. None are great but some were decent. You’re right, no one makes an excellent warm drop in but some of them weren’t awful if that makes any sense.
  10. LiftdT4R

    The vintage California cop light company thread

    That's crazy! I talked to Don earlier this week to get parts for this light and to restock on some of my Maglite spares. I don't know what I'll do when he's gone because he's such a wealth of knowledge for these lights and basically the only supplier of Kel-Lite parts. There won't really be...
  11. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Thanks!! I’ve been sooooo busy with work the last couple years I haven’t been on much but I’ve been doing lots of light restorations and modifications. Interesting! They date to 2017 with that serial. I thought all of those special finish runs were done in Mags hey day in the early 2000s. All...
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    The vintage California cop light company thread

    I haven't been in this thread for a while because I've been mostly restoring old Maglites but........................ I finally had some time to work on a Kel-Lite and it's a very special one I've been after for a while. Can anyone guess what it is? The light had cardboard C cells stuck in it...
  13. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Thanks dude!! But I'm also kind of mad because I think you just cost me $50! 😁I am pretty sure these are NOS based on the logo and they do look like legit Midnight Blue. Any chance you know the serial number? I'm curious how these date. Thanks!!
  14. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Awesome!! Got any pics of the midnight blue light? Does it have the old logo or the new one? Can you tell the difference between that and the standard blue?
  15. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    I cruise Maglite's website from time to time to see what incan lights they've discontinued and what new offerings they have. These 2D Midnight Blue lights popped up a couple days ago. For those who don't know Midnight Blue was a special finish they did in the early 2000s for retailers that sold...
  16. LiftdT4R

    AA MiniMag Collection - Part 4

    Hey, thanks so much! I'd love to add a good condition 84 model to my collection. I'll shoot you a PM. Thanks!! I think it is brown. Love these old lights. I always see a couple that surprise me.
  17. LiftdT4R

    AA MiniMag Collection - Part 4

    Can anyone help me with the color of this 1984 Mini Maglite I recently acquired? It looks either brown or like a wine color? I love collecting these stamped (rolled) bezel1984 lights. Even though Maglite only made them for a year I've seen a surprising amount of finishes on them. Here are...
  18. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Here's a few nice lights I came across recently. Not super rare but some that you don't see very often. I love these old lights in different finishes. From top to bottom they are: 1987 to 1989 Stamped R Bezel 4D in Silver. I've seen a bunch of 2D silver lights in this era but never a 4D so I...
  19. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Yes, they were done by a few jewelers in Maglite's early days but they were not an official Maglite product. I think they were done in the UK. The used the Solitaire internals. I don't believe they were branded. I don't own one but once every few years they seems to come up for sale.
  20. LiftdT4R

    RARE MAGLITES

    Haven't been on in a while but I must say those are some very nice lights. I still read through this whole thread from the first page sometimes. I have some new finds I've been meaning to post. Nothing earth shattering but some interesting old lights.

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