Can someone identify the maker of this flashlight body?

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I don't think we have a Custom section here anymore, unless I'm mistaken, so I thought this would be the place to post this. It's either brass or copper. Little bit of a patina, but they both get their own and I usually can't tell one from the other. I haven't done the spoon test on it yet. It's Surefire E-series compatible, 2AA/14500. Double o-ring on head end. Tail has spot for one, but it's missing. I think I've had this at least 15 years. I'm thinking Balrog? Maybe TNC Customs?
 

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It may be e-series compatible threads but double o-ring makes no sense to me. The e-series head screw down tight to a flat, unlike c-series that screw down "around" the body.

Reminds me more of a custom Mag AA body that would take a e series tail cap and magAA head/bezel.

check out this archived .link... ABTOMAT is right on the money... As usual
 
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letschat7

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So back in 2006 Surefires were rarer than hen's teeth as they say around here. You would read about them in gun magazines such as Guns & Ammo but no shop ever seemed to carry them. My friend's father had one but he also had an HK that was also made of unobtanium and a coin dealer in Ohio had a box for one which is probably still there on the shelf only empty.

Where did people get these before Walmart, Lowes, and Cabelas started carrying them?
 

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Pretty sure that'd a DSpeck UBH. It is designed for E-series heads but I can't remember the reason behind the two O-rings. I'm sure there are some old threads that still have the info. I used to have an aluminum one around 2006.
Oh yea! That's what it is. I should know since I have an aluminum Dspeck UBH kit around here somewhere. Thanks!!!!
 

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Pretty sure that'd a DSpeck UBH. It is designed for E-series heads but I can't remember the reason behind the two O-rings. I'm sure there are some old threads that still have the info. I used to have an aluminum one around 2006.
Looking at the web archive photos, maybe the double O-rings are meant for Arc heads? The photos shows the head covering both rings, unlike the SureFire and McGizmo heads.
 

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So back in 2006 Surefires were rarer than hen's teeth as they say around here. You would read about them in gun magazines such as Guns & Ammo but no shop ever seemed to carry them. My friend's father had one but he also had an HK that was also made of unobtanium and a coin dealer in Ohio had a box for one which is probably still there on the shelf only empty.

Where did people get these before Walmart, Lowes, and Cabelas started carrying them?
I think I ordered my first direct from Surefire back in 1999-2000. It was an E2-BK and a box or two of batteries.

There was internet back then too! Was so cool not to have to mail order stuff anymore. 😎
 
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