RARE MAGLITES

TwiceFuzed

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My well used, but fairly uncommon 3AA mini maglite. I have had 2 of these, I lost the first right after I got it and bought another one soon after.
http://maglitehistory.blogspot.com/2018/07/2006-3aa-led-mini-maglite.html
There are a few of these NIB on eBay for $130-150 USD.
My local Walmart used to carry these. I'm not sure when I bought it, but the site I linked above says they might have been produced between 2003 and 2006? On 3 nimh rechargeables it is a pretty good light. I still carry it sometimes.
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LiftdT4R

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A Vari-Beam 5 Cell just popped up on the auction site. How rare are these?

Is it the black and silver one? If so they are a lot less desirable than the blue and silver ones. These are tough to tell if they were made by a dealer or done by an owner afterwards of spare parts. For instance I can make a 7C black Vari-beam with parts from one of my blue and silver ones and even though Mag never made it I could claim it as being very rare. I have a few of the black /silver ones and they're cool, I like them but they're not as sought after as the blue and silver ones. I've even seen folks make red and silver, silver and silver ones too.
 

Yates

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Could anyone explain why a letter serial 6C would be at 598xxx while some non letter serial 6C lights I've seen, are in the 616xxx - 619xxx number range.

Surely the last ones would be the letter serials, no?
 

Yates

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Not sure this belongs here, but a friend in Japan sent me some pics of his Maglite 16C.

Of course, it uses barrel extenders or whatever you want to call them, but this is a long light.

Base light is a 4C, total length 81.5 cm, and 150 lumens LED

Enjoy the pics!

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LiftdT4R

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Not sure this belongs here, but a friend in Japan sent me some pics of his Maglite 16C.

Of course, it uses barrel extenders or whatever you want to call them, but this is a long light.

Base light is a 4C, total length 81.5 cm, and 150 lumens LED

Enjoy the pics!

Very awesome!! That's 32" for those across the pond! The longest light I could every find was the BTL-26 Kel-Lite baton light. It has a spacer in it to knock it down to 5 cells but without it it would have been a 14C.
 

xxo

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Question for LiftdT4R (or anyone who knows), when did Mag start putting the raised Panther logo on the rubber switch covers?


My 3C xenon Mag I got recently has this but a 2D LED I got in 2019 does not.


BTW, I saw on your site that your 2020 C cell Mags have the new Maglite bazel marking while mine (purchased from Mag at the very end of 2020) has the old Mag-Lite marking. Mine has a serial in the C32860300 range.



Thanks!
 

bykfixer

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When I ordered a box of parts for the big head Maglites (52mm) it came with blank switch covers for D lights and (thinner) panther logo switch covers for C lights.

It was a repair kit Maglite used to sell dealers that had switches, lenses, reflectors etc.
 

din107

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Question for LiftdT4R (or anyone who knows), when did Mag start putting the raised Panther logo on the rubber switch covers?
My 3C xenon Mag I got recently has this but a 2D LED I got in 2019 does not.
Since 2001, when C-cells were modernized. These maglites have letter С in serial number and panther rubber button.
D-cell maglites always had rubber button without panther
 

xxo

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Since 2001, when C-cells were modernized. These maglites have letter С in serial number and panther rubber button.
D-cell maglites always had rubber button without panther


Thanks Din107, I guess my last C cell incan Mag must have been pre 2001 as I don't remember it having the panther and there is no panther on the ML aeries C cell light switch covers.
 

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