NI-AL-Bronze and 464 Naval Brass HDS going on sale...

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Just keep in mind that they will change the beam profile, unless you make the hole larger. Or if they have them where they won't block the front
 

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True enough! I primarily use my HDS for more close up stuff out to maybe 50ft so I use dc-fix and diffuse the beam anyways so I guess I forgot about that. I got a pair of these not too long ago and the opening is as it has been, narrowing the opening. Thanks!
 

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The beam really doesn’t change at all. The front cap doesn’t block the lens at all. The tail cap has a smaller hole.
 

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Just got back from walking the dog with this beauty and wondered how the patina had developed on other Bronze Rotaries.

 
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Mine is completely dark in all recessed areas, but all the high areas are naturally polished from constant usage and it's apparent that it's being used every day. Just looked and noticed I've got paint on it, which I'll clean off tomorrow, if I get around to it.
 

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Pictures! Mine is fairly dark but still has a few shiny areas. Love this one out of all to date special metal runs. I'll take photo now in the daylight.

Mine is completely dark in all recessed areas, but all the high areas are naturally polished from constant usage and it's apparent that it's being used every day. Just looked and noticed I've got paint on it, which I'll clean off tomorrow, if I get around to it.
 

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The Bronze Looks cool, with patina and dark, and also shiny bright like it is made a few days ago... But sometimes there is one in the WTS section.

The bronze Rotary is extremely heavy. Even if the knurling is not perfect I like the Bronze Rotary a lot.

I’ve only seen one before iirc. I am a big fan of bronze so hope that there comes one for sale.
 

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Pictures! Mine is fairly dark but still has a few shiny areas. Love this one out of all to date special metal runs. I'll take photo now in the daylight.
I used to post pictures all the time way back before the photo pail fiasco. I'll try one of the other apps later today maybe.
Yours sure looks great, but because of daily usage mine refuses to develop any patina other than in the recessed areas where there's never any contact with anything else.
 
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The bronze Rotary is extremely heavy. Even if the knurling is not perfect I like the Bronze Rotary a lot.
It's my daily user, and has been ever since it showed up in the mail. I gave both Henry and Dan so much grief trying to get a run of titanium and then bronze, that I'm ever grateful they finally did this run for us.
 

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I used to post pictures all the time way back before the photo pail fiasco. I'll try one of the other apps later today maybe.
Yours sure looks great, but because of daily usage mine refuses to develop any patina other than in the recessed areas where there's never any contact with anything else.

Cheers Kaichu. If it helps I use Flickr for posting photos now.

I always use my Bronze for outside but in the house I use my Brass so I suppose that gets fondled a bit more.
 

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It's my daily user, and has been ever since it showed up in the mail. I gave both Henry and Dan so much grief trying to get a run of titanium and then bronze, that I'm ever grateful they finally did this run for us.

Thank you for giving them so much grief.
 

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The bronze Rotary is extremely heavy. Even if the knurling is not perfect I like the Bronze Rotary a lot.

It is heavy but lighter than the Brass but I also like it a lot, to be honest I think I like the Bronze slightly more than the Titanium which I did not think I would.
 

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It is heavy but lighter than the Brass but I also like it a lot, to be honest I think I like the Bronze slightly more than the Titanium which I did not think I would.

Bronze is way better, you should sell that crappy titanium. ; )
 
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