- Mar 29, 2017
I used to have a Surefire M3 and since either lost or sold it. I cannot remember either, however what happened to all of them?
Irony is, I am assuming that I sold it (mistakes were made). I will perhaps be on the hunt again. I felt like it had the perfect beam and the nice thing was you could drop LED towers in them.I have them all. And you'll have to fight me in a steel cage to get any of them back!!!!
I found one on the bay thats in almost brand new shape. The only downfall is that they left some cheap 123s in it and one of them exploded at the end cap. Nothing a brush with vinegar cannot fix. (its how I fixed my E2LAA).
Sometimes it can be. Never was a huge deal to me.Oh idk. With SF bulbs the beam is anything but perfect. Oblong horribly.
That's odd, they only made around 8 quadrillion MN10's for the military contracts. And Lumen's Factory is another option.
I thought it was odd myself. I mean the outside of the light is solid and looks brand new. However inside you can see the cook marks where the 3rd battery got hot and exploded. Unless it caught fire. I have never had cr123s do that, but I also only use surefire or streamlight branded batteries.That’s a pretty rare to happen.
Sorry to hear about the condition of the light that you received. It sounds like it was probably left on and forgotten about to the point that one of the cells reversed its charge and vented with flame. In any event, sound like your making it a worthwhile tool once again with the addition of the McClicky. Best of luck.I thought it was odd myself. I mean the outside of the light is solid and looks brand new. However inside you can see the cook marks where the 3rd battery got hot and exploded. Unless it caught fire. I have never had cr123s do that, but I also only use surefire or streamlight branded batteries.
I just picked up a Z2 with the same problem. The tail cap was in sad shape. I put in a clicky mod to replace all the parts. The P60 still worked but was covered in corrosion so I tossed it away. I didn't know we had the same corrosion problems with the newer batteries.So I got the M3 in the mail and it shows that one of the lithium cells got so hot it burst and cooked in the inside of the tailcap. I have never seen that before. I was able to clear out a lot of the gunk with a borescrubber and some light vinegar. I even found out that the original MN10 bulb was not burnt out and still works like its supposed to. I am gonna gut the tailcap and install a mcclicky set up.