RARE MAGLITES

Skier

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First... there are significant tint variations on ANY color run.

Second... in this thread look at the top pic, top row, 3rd from right. That should be 'jade green'.

Lime would be bottom pic, top row, 3rd from left AND bottom pic, bottom row, far left.
Nice collection and display scheme.
 
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Some ebay buyers are wrong by accident; some are wrong on purpose. To my eyes, yours was clearly lime. If the linked thread above doesn't convince them (or possibly the ebay dispute people, though I frankly doubt they're worth much), work to get the flashlight back and give them a refund.
 
LiftdT4R

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Some ebay buyers are wrong by accident; some are wrong on purpose. To my eyes, yours was clearly lime. If the linked thread above doesn't convince them (or possibly the ebay dispute people, though I frankly doubt they're worth much), work to get the flashlight back and give them a refund.
Ebay has gotten worse and worse. They never back the seller they'll take the buyers word always no matter how wrong they are. I only sell stuff on Facebook now and only take Friends & Family for payment. I still buy a ton of stuff on ebay though.

Hoping y'all can help me out with a light I acquired. I know it's 1981 3D but it has a re-chargeable end cap. I think it's one of the early Pharo-Tech or Luma-Tech conversions but it looks a little different than others I have seen. The serial number of the light dates to early 1981 just after the "Paten Pending" was removed when the patent was approved. I'm sure there would have been another piece with this that charged the light similar to the one in the picture below.

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sween1911

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Jay, that looks pretty cool! I guess that's an aftermarket non-Mag branded rechargeable solution?
 
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bykfixer

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Unfortunately I lost the contact info for Ed Torr and it doesn't seem like there's much written about the Qualtech products.

Another great score.
 
sween1911

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My widebody 6D Maglite (all digit serial) came in today.
  1. ® Bezel
  2. 499XXX serial
  3. Plastic switch retaining ring
Now my 3D (recently rebuilt with a switch from Don Keller!) and 4D have a big brother...

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Left to right 4D, 6D, 3D. Not a Panther-logo to be found.
The 4D and 3D both have "TM" bezels.
Kc2sRMY
 
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sween1911

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Is that a different reflector in the 6D?

Good eye. No, it's a regular reflector. They all have plastic Mag reflectors BUT I should mention the 4D on the left hand side has a light coat of crystal clear Krylon sputter for a smooth beam.
 
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Does the Krylon work pretty good?
Yup. That's one of my better examples. It's dicey, I have some that didn't turn out too well, so you risk ruining it. There's some threads on here about how to do it. Light coats, take your time, etc.
 
knucklegary

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Have you tried bead blast finishing at a very low psi?

Use recycled glass bead (fine dust) and just enough pressure to soften the smooth shiney finish. Keep nozzle rotating in a circular motion. Do Not hold in one spot. Even at lowest pressure plastic is soft and chrome finish will peel off. Steel reflectors work the best.
 
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Acrylite lenses from flashlight lens dot com clean up the beam very well without affecting throw much at all. It's a slightly diffused ultra clear polycarbonate lens.
I tried the sputter with clear engine paint versus the acrylite and the acylite left the sputtered reflector in the dust when it came to cleaning up filament shadow without affecting that Maglite bazooka beam.
If I recall they run about $10 shipped.
 
knucklegary

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Acrylic lens cost not much more than a can of spray paint..

The micro satin finish created by ultra fine glass powder applied at 5-8 psi removes artifacts while not reducing throw. Of course not everyone owns a blast cabinet, but they're easy to construct..

PK FL2LE has AR glass lens
 

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