Show your Rare/Unusual SureFires - Part 2

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And now, for something a little different.

My one of a kind Porcupine Kroma . . . Xrayed!!!! Unfortunately the scan is low res. Did not know that when my friend scanned it.

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Does a "2-flats" 6P count as rare or unusual?







I had never seen a 6P like this before, so I snatched it up when the opportunity presented itself. It reminds me of a D2. I have no idea how rare it is. Judging from the Lexan hex bezel and the lock-out tailcap with two witness marks, it looks like it is a very early post-round body 6P. The body has two flats, and each flat has an oval milled into it, with "Surefire 6P" without patent numbers etched within the ovals. The ovals, as well as the logo, are longer on the 2-flats version than on the current version.

Does anyone else have one?

Edit: Here is a picture (second pic in linked post) of one in part one of this very thread. Are there any others?
 
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Does a "2-flats" 6P count as rare or unusual?

I had never seen a 6P like this before, so I snatched it up when the opportunity presented itself. It reminds me of a D2. I have no idea how rare it is. Judging from the Lexan hex bezel and the lock-out tailcap with two witness marks, it looks like it is a very early post-round body 6P. The body has two flats, and each flat has an oval milled into it, with "Surefire 6P" without patent numbers etched within the ovals. The ovals, as well as the logo, is longer on the 2-flats version than on the current version.

Does anyone else have one?

Edit: Here is a picture (second pic in linked post) of one in part one of this very thread. Are there any others?


Hi JCD
Looks like a very nice 6P good score I like it. I would say an early version 6P in that condition is hard to find these days so I would call it a rare find . I have come across one awhile ago but it was beaten up so I was not interested in it as I only collect mint or very good condition lights.

Yours looks like it's in good shape :naughty:

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Some new members in the collection :

You have some cool new members. I really like that E1e at the front :naughty:

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Hi JCD
Looks like a very nice 6P good score I like it. I would say an early version 6P in that condition is hard to find these days so I would call it a rare find . I have come across one awhile ago but it was beaten up so I was not interested in it as I only collect mint or very good condition lights.

Yours looks like it's in good shape :naughty:

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Thanks. I have a soft spot for the 6P, since my first Surefire was a 6R (used without extender). Right now, I have at least one nice, though not mint, example of each of four distinct bodies (not counting different tailcaps, bezels, finishes, or logos) that Surefire have used on the 6P over the years.
 

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. . . I know it has D2 on the box but I always thought these early Cross-hair ones are just called DEFENDER :confused: Maybe you can help here 880arm . . .

Rat, I have been doing some research and I would say you were on the right track. I found the following from SureFire while doing some research . . .

D2 Defender™ and the D3 Guardian™ are common sense evolutions of our classic 6P and 9P, these tools take personal defense lights to the next level. They feature a stainless steel pocket clip and lock out tailcap which disables the light from activating during transport, storage and operations, all integrated seamlessly into an attractive new body style.

It looks like the sequence went something like this . . .

1) Both lights were introduced and were sold marked with their Defender and Guardian names
2) The D3 was renamed as Defender, requiring a change to the markings to include the model (D2 Defender, D3 Defender)
3) The product name, Defender, was dropped from the product markings leaving only the model, as on the P and Z series lights.

I'm still trying to nail down the approximate dates of these changes as well as the reason for the D3 losing its Guardian name. I'm particularly curious as to whether or not this was done to free up the name for use on the M6, then referred to as Magnum, or if there was another reason.

If anyone is interested, the web archives at the Internet WayBack Machine are an awesome resource for finding past information. I have been looking at some of these so long my eyes are getting crossed! :huh:
 

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My recent acquisition. The M6 Magnumtlight. Bold letter SURE+FIRE. Serial no: A00093.Just beautiful.

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Side by side to another cool M6.

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Enjoy.
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My recent acquisition. The M6 Magnumtlight. Bold letter SURE+FIRE. Serial no: A00093.Just beautiful.
Enjoy.
LJ

Congratulations LJ you now have the complete set of M6 spelling errors. The new one looks mighty fine :thumbsup:
One day I hope to find myself a set. One thing I have found with collecting Surefire lights is one needs to be very patient.

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Rat, I have been doing some research and I would say you were on the right track. I found the following from SureFire while doing some research . . .

It looks like the sequence went something like this . . .

1) Both lights were introduced and were sold marked with their Defender and Guardian names
2) The D3 was renamed as Defender, requiring a change to the markings to include the model (D2 Defender, D3 Defender)
3) The product name, Defender, was dropped from the product markings leaving only the model, as on the P and Z series lights.

I'm still trying to nail down the approximate dates of these changes as well as the reason for the D3 losing its Guardian name. I'm particularly curious as to whether or not this was done to free up the name for use on the M6, then referred to as Magnum, or if there was another reason.

If anyone is interested, the web archives at the Internet WayBack Machine are an awesome resource for finding past information. I have been looking at some of these so long my eyes are getting crossed! :huh:



Thanks for all that info I will be spending sometime on that website I am sure :thumbsup:

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Congratulations LightJunk, that is really nice, and rare!

Very nice M6. That was a great find!

agreed, it looks great!

Congratulations LJ you now have the complete set of M6 spelling errors. The new one looks mighty fine :thumbsup:
One day I hope to find myself a set. One thing I have found with collecting Surefire lights is one needs to be very patient.

:wave:

Super nice find. Congrats bud!

Thanks Guys. My search for M6s' is finally over :)
 
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