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    Default M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    I don't know if anyone else has done this before. But I hated my m@g lite rolling off the table, I had this idea a while ago and was finally able to buy the stock to make this. My father in law cut it for me on his lathe. It is made out of a 2" stainless steel hex rod t-303 from onlinemetals.com.

    I don't know if anyone would be interested in something like this, if you are, let me know. This is a prototype and did not come out exactly the way I wanted. I wanted it a little thicker on top and without the circle on the back, but if anyone would want it thicker or thinner, I don't think that would be a problem. Since I had to get it cut on a lathe, it takes a while and I'm not sure how much I would be able to sell these for or if anyone would even be interested. I haven't done anything like this before. This is a prototype and could use some more detail. Does anyone know what would be the best way to get it to a mirror polish? And if anyone has any input on it, that would be great. Thanks everyone.

    So here goes some pic's.









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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    Great idea!

    I would suggest the following:

    Make the tailcap a little smaller so it's not so bulky

    What about modifying the head in a pattern like this Olight to prevent rolling?



    Nice work!

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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    Quote Originally Posted by chitoz28 View Post
    I don't know if anyone else has done this before.
    FM did one similar for the "C" mag
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=208294

    and cmacclel did one similar for the "D" Mag
    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...d.php?t=211695

    But yours is unique, looks just like a bolt! It could be a little lower profile, and thicker so the spring could recess, and have a little room for an extra bulb, or another battery

    Nice work!

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    I like it.
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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    Make one with a spike on the end...

    Very cool!

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    I love it!

    Give me a tritium slot and I am there!

    A little lower profile would help the pocket carry more.

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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    Thanks everyone for your input.
    aircraft800 - I think I will hallow them out more, it is kinda heavy, even for a m@g.
    grateful1 - How big/type of a spike?
    Sgt. LED - Where and what site slots for tritium, I was even thinking of some glow too, but you would need another light to charge it (because you know how we only carry one at a time).

    This one is about half an inch thick (past the threads) I guess I can go thicker or thinner if someone wants.
    Last edited by chitoz28; 11-26-2008 at 01:24 AM.
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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    Just 1 simple one in the middle of the butt would do well!

    BUT! Can you make these for the Minimag?

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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    Hey Sgt., I could make them for the minimag, would you want it in SS or Al?
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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    looks like something that's used to knock down doors or stuff..lol..would make a good battering ram
    nice work though...!

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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    A couple Al ones for a MiniM@g with a slot for a trit in the back would be nice.

    The spike on the big ones would be good for law enforcement officers to break windows. I have seen a similar design for just that purpose. I think it had a Ti spike in the center of the cap.

    I would like a couple M@g C sized if you decide to sell them. With a trit slot cut in them. Preferably in Al.
    2D M@G mod so far. Others in the wings. Just no time.

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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    put a zip tie around the end.

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    Looks just perfect

    I'll take one righ now, The thickest, bulkyest one that is humanly possible to make !!!!!

    Surface finish is not to be worried about at all, as it would be on a heavily worked and dinged light.
    Last edited by Raoul_Duke; 11-27-2008 at 09:18 PM.

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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    Quote Originally Posted by Aircraft800 View Post
    But yours is unique, looks just like a bolt! It could be a little lower profile, and thicker so the spring could recess, and have a little room for an extra bulb, or another battery

    Nice work!
    Nice Idea, A space inside a longer one for another D cell would be great!!! Perfect!!!!

    I'll take one of each

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    Default Re: M@g lite rolling off the table? Introducing the "Bolt Cap"

    FYI: Maglite makes accessory kits for both the mini-mag and D maglites that include a rubber anti-roll add on that goes on the head of the light:

    Amazon.com: Mag Instrument Inc AM2A016 Mini AA Flashlight Accessory Pack: Home Improvement

    Amazon.com: Mag Instrument ASXX376 Maglite Accessory Pack for D-Cell Maglite: Home Improvement

    Very inexpensive and you get red and blue filters too.

    Although it can be more fun inventing your own and making it exactly the way you want it.

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    You'll need a license to carry that!!




    ..and it will inevitably be banned in the People's Republic of California.
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