The clip's lanyard attachment point was added shortly after the E-Series was introduced so if your one doesn't have it, it is an early example...
I don't have data on when the change was made however;Reading the entirety of the first thread, I'm a little confused regarding my retro E1.
So no lanyard attachment point = early example, but a S/N of A04849, which doesn't seem early to me? (I do know that the pictured tailcap is the somewhat later LO twistie, I have the original tailcap as well)
Reading CPF, I have gotten that impression in only a general sense. Thanks for the info, I appreciate it.Serial numbers can only reliably differentiate one from the next. They are a very poor indication of date of birth (manufacture/assembly/shipping etc)
3) I have pre-production samples of SureFires with serial numbers both in the high-hundreds, and in the low thousands that I was sent for field-testing months before the products were released.
Serial numbers can only reliably differentiate one from the next. They are a very poor indication of date of birth (manufacture/assembly/shipping etc)
Its something I've wondered about. For example: Does this mean there are xxxx other samples out there in the hands for various field-testing groups?You've mentioned this before but I frequently forget this fact and try to logically line things up at times based on the SN. It's very interesting to me that SF would produce pre-production samples with serial numbers in the low thousands but I suppose they have their reasons.
Yes, the emitter isn't exactly stock.Kestrel, I really like your early e-series with numbered head and cross-hairs. I too would agree that it's a very early light even though it's a nearly 5K serial. I remember buying that exact same model on my lunch hour back when it was first introduced. I see yours has the distinction of being Milky-fied.