you could've said you were a long time lurker (or had an old account and lost your password) and we'd believe you with an M-series collection like that
GUYS !!! This is my latest finding (that metal detector investment was a real-deal)...
Unfortunately, it does show some "character"... bezel has few dings and edge grinding and tailcap looks like it survived a drop from few feet directly on it... at least the body is in pristine condition, no dings and a beautiful matching OD color...
Wow, great lights you guys. I sure enjoy seeing those uniquely marks ones too! Here's a few of my Millenniums...
The 2nd from the left, with blank side, began life as a SF Catalog model, subsequently owned by CPF members Mcgizmo, Kiessling, Team Member and now mine. The third from the right used to be owned by member, Illum. I've forgotten where the Crosshair badged one came from but maybe he'll chime in and remind me. I have papers attached to each light but am missing the info for that particular one.
Nice find the three flats M2 is one of my fav’s.
Did you really find it with a metal detector? Or are you joking ?
If you are for real what’s the chances of a Surefire fanatic finding a rare Surefire M2 out with he’s detector amazing luck.
The body being in pristine condition is a bonus. You will find a ribbed bezel if you keep your eyes out. One only sold last week on MP with the non Hot logo version. Also being a high serial number for a 3 flats A14696 the tailcap would be a www.surefire tailcap so you should find one of those as well with some luck. The trick will be matching the HA that early HA is a hard one to find.
At least it's not a low number as they have the Laser products tailcaps. They almost never turn up I have given up looking.
Still it's a nice 3 flats M2 good find.
SF must've changed the M1 slightly in its days. the M1 in the pic I posted earlier in this thread has four 'slots' for grip rings. My M1 as y'all could see came without grip rings. No biggie, I just got some replacement ones for free from Surefire, but they sent five and I looked at the product page and there are five on their photo.
this is pretty cool though, it means my M1 (A00773) is pretty old I guess. When did these come out anyways? early 2000s?
Good observation never noticed that before.
They first appear in the 2001 catalogue but I do not have the 2000 so I do not really know.
The old school M1 was the 3DL I will post a pic later I have a mint one in my collection.
I just checked my early serial number M1 and it also has 4 slots and my high serial number M1 still with the old logo has 5 slots.
So as far as collecting goes looks like there is three versions of the M1 to collect.
1. Early 4 slots
2. Old logo 5 slots
3. New logo 5 slots
Good find tobrian
thank you for your feedback
That's some good detective work on the three styles. I'm even more proud of this M1 now