I found two body’s. I will se if I bore them. One alternative is to use 16650, maybe fit without any boring? Or bore for 17650 battery.
Do you think this battery is safe to unwrap? I have to press it in to the body. I guessing that the heat make the battery bigger also so it feels to tight.that is the perfect example why I hate the hex cap,
and simply dont understand what was the thinking behind switching to them.
An old round head light can slip out of your hand and land on concrete, on the rim, and will not be bent (at least almost not)
while that flimsy crap can be bent already when one is unlucky and has the light + a few hard other things, loose in a backpack
(that really happened to someone I recommended a 6 P as being "so robust")
in short: if You have a hex head, ALWAYS install a protection bezel ring
(they also once had other colors, metals + cheaper delrin ones in black and white ...)Purchase separately here or choose installed on any LEGO bezel, host or P60 flashlightwww.oveready.com
PS: I guess when getting the original bezel ring out + tapping while unscewing with a light hammer (+ when installing the full bezel ring), that head can get near round again ...
PPS: it helps greatly to improve the thermal path, if You warp copper/aluminium tape at the base of the insert. Really tight, so that it just barely fits in.
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PS: and sometimes the batteries have a label sticker, or a double layer of shrink warp (a labeled + a transparent outer one),
removing the outside often makes the difference when a battery does not fit
The two Surfire body’s also came with one G&B tail cap and bezel. Yesterday I received a cheep no name body from aliexpress to have one more complete light. The machining and anodising looks really nice. It’s also bored to 18,85 which should be ok for all 18650 batteries.I've been using the cheap 18650 6P replacement body for a while now and I'm really pleased with it. It has the same body style as the original 6P but is a little longer to accommodate the 18650 battery. The original Surefire parts fit the replacement body well and the body also works with the same suppliers Single Cell extender which is also bored to use 18mm cells.
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L-R Surefire 6P Classic, 6P Replacement 18650 body and Surefire 6P Original for comparison.
I forgot the picture. I’m just waiting for the new lens to arrive.I have decided not to bore them.
The edge around the bezel is really thin.
No problem to disassemble it because the original bezel ring in plastic is flexible. I think it will be harder to assemble the new one in steel. The bezel ring is purchased around 2010 from Oveready. Now I only need a new lens.