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For Sale - Flashlight Parts Bezels for HDS flashlights

desert.snake

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I plan to make a batch of bezels for HDS. 30-33 pieces of aluminum bronze С61900 and 20-23 pieces of beryllium copper C17200. Preliminary price $100 for Al and Ti, and $160 for beryllium. So far I only have a couple of bronze rods. It turned out to be difficult to find a turner who would agree to work with BeCu, and he is busy, so everything will be ready in 1.5-2.5 months. And I haven't decided yet how much to make with teeth, how many smooth ones and which ones to add tritium slots to. If anyone is interested, please write your wishes. Payment after all parts are created and ready to ship

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I found several pieces of titanium, so there will be titanium 4Al-3Mo-1V. It looks a little yellower than the one McGizmo uses
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Once I made a few pieces to try, it seemed to work out well. In the photo are old ones made of stainless steel and zirconium
 

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carrot

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Hey d.s, I'd like one in al bronze and all smooth. I may also be interested in another with trit slots.
 

aau007

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Questions.
1. Are the trit slots drilled through above the lens? Meaning can see them from the outside and the inside?
2. Where can I find curved trits? Or use a thinner straight to fit within and you get an indent?
 

desert.snake

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Questions.
1. Are the trit slots drilled through above the lens? Meaning can see them from the outside and the inside?
2. Where can I find curved trits? Or use a thinner straight to fit within and you get an indent?
Here slots for direct tritium 1.5 x 6 mm. There is a place for resin on the front to protect the tritium from impacts. Although, it's a good question, maybe it's worth deepening them another 0.1 mm so that there is even more metal on the corner of the tube

It is visible only from the outside, I didn't think about through slots, this is a great idea, but two-stage milling will greatly increase the price

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I have seen curved trits, they are made in Switzerland for watches - trigalight. For some designs this would be ideal, but very expensive. As far as I understand, they make curved ones to order, but the last time I asked them was before Covid

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I figured it might look something like this, it will be $60 more expensive + I must first check in reality how it will work out
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aau007

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Here slots for direct tritium 1.5 x 6 mm. There is a place for resin on the front to protect the tritium from impacts. Although, it's a good question, maybe it's worth deepening them another 0.1 mm so that there is even more metal on the corner of the tube

It is visible only from the outside, I didn't think about through slots, this is a great idea, but two-stage milling will greatly increase the price
If curved trits are so rare and expensive, I doubt many people would be interested. However, I feel the see thru trit slots is worth considering. To mitigate the cost, maybe 3 slots are enough? Besides, trits can be bright enough that 6 slots will be an overkill and creates too many edges when teethed. I think the see thru slots when not using trits can make special look from side when light spills out.

For 6 slots, my thinking will be 1.5x3mm or 4mm whichever one is more commonly available. I will then put 3 vials in and 3 empty for light spill. 😁
 

Kid9P

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See through trit slots are great.
It reminds me of the old Peu trit bezels for the older HDS/Novatacs.
 

aau007

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I'd be interested in Ti with teeth, depending on how the trit slots are offered.
 

desert.snake

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Yes, good question, I didn't answer for several days because I needed to know exactly what happened. Now everything has become clear, the microcircuit in the lathe machine has broken. To buy and receive it, you need to take quite a lot of steps, spread out over time. Therefore, unfortunately, the original time of about a month will not be met. And I still can't say when everything will be fixed and working :( It is because of such possible problems that I do not take money in advance of work
 
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