RARE MAGLITES

bykfixer

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 9, 2015
Messages
20,202
Location
John 3:16
IMG_0420.jpeg

My buddy over at Monster Joe's truck & towing sent me this nip 1985 promo light recently.

IMG_0421.jpeg

The early logo

IMG_0422.jpeg

Laser etched TM

These old minimags were indeed a work of art that works. Operation is so smooth compared to modern twisty lights. The manufacturing was so precise and detailed you can feel the difference.

Thanks Joe, please tell Winston Wolf hello for me.
 

willrx

Enlightened
Joined
Jan 27, 2007
Messages
779
Location
Atlanta, Ga
View attachment 47873
My buddy over at Monster Joe's truck & towing sent me this nip 1985 promo light recently.

View attachment 47874
The early logo

View attachment 47875
Laser etched TM

These old minimags were indeed a work of art that works. Operation is so smooth compared to modern twisty lights. The manufacturing was so precise and detailed you can feel the difference.

Thanks Joe, please tell Winston Wolf hello for me.
Love that! Thank you.
 

Monocrom

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
19,538
Location
NYC
OMG! I can't believe how much they want for them! Is their BIN price really "in the ballpark"? $150-$160?!!!!!
Sadly, price of everything has gone up.
Happy with my 7C Maglite.... and happy that I bought it just a few years back when prices weren't outrageous.
 

turbodog

Flashaholic
Joined
Jun 23, 2003
Messages
6,425
Location
central time
Item #

266383221125
275988789736

And a pricey 4 cell incan, NIB

314765274400

Apparently, the "C" incans are toast.

 
Last edited:

aznsx

Flashlight Enthusiast
Joined
Apr 24, 2015
Messages
1,564
Location
Phoenix, AZ USA
That is like saying a 350 small block is better than a 454 big block. :unsure:
If one drives in straight lines, they'd likely prefer the big block. I prefer / drive roads that are anything but straight, so the small block would be a no-brainer for me. The weight difference makes this an entirely subjective thing. Size and weight of flashlights matters very much to me too. PERSPECTIVE......something akin to 'subjective', just spelled differently. Don't forget, they're both very important. Everything's about an individual's priorities and tradeoffs, whether cars or flashlights.
 

Alone In The Dark

Newly Enlightened
Joined
Jun 5, 2012
Messages
134
Location
USA
If one drives in straight lines, they'd likely prefer the big block. I prefer / drive roads that are anything but straight, so the small block would be a no-brainer for me. The weight difference makes this an entirely subjective thing. Size and weight of flashlights matters very much to me too. PERSPECTIVE......something akin to 'subjective', just spelled differently. Don't forget, they're both very important. Everything's about an individual's priorities and tradeoffs, whether cars or flashlights.

LOL! I wholeheartedly agree with you. My small block vs big block comment was a joke. Was that really not obvious?
 

Monocrom

Flashaholic
Joined
Aug 27, 2006
Messages
19,538
Location
NYC
C vs. D?
I wear large size gloves. So the Cs feel much more comfortable in my hand than the Ds.
 
Top