2C or 2D with twist on/off switch on rear (seen on Rat Patrol)

lumen aeternum

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Never seen a twist switch on the rear. Not a push button. The British Sgt character used this light, so its probably a 1960's light unless someone in props did a really good job. Not an angle head.
 

alpg88

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Almost any tailcap can work as a twist switch. Not to mention some surefires use twist tail switches, but they also have a button there too but not a clicky one.
If you are talking about a movie, than it is up to director/writer preference, anything goes, even bullets that fly in circles.
 

Flynn's Arcade

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I wonder if the prop department had any of the BrightStar switch less lights from the 1940's war production years?

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lumen aeternum

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So they did exist! The examples on that site go up to the 1940's. The one in the show was metallic with I think some black pinstriping from front to back. Wonder when they stopped making them.

alpg88 - I don't think they wrote any business for handling the flashlight, they just wanted a closeup of a tattoo on a dead guy. And the 1960's were about 30 years before the clicky was invented. I'm not sure that vintage C/D lights can be "locked out" by partially unscrewing the tail - not without risking it falling off.
 

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