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    The 75th anniverssary WW2 Veterans Commitee minimag arrived and it is nice.


    Shown outside the box.
    Came in a regular gift box in a nice matte olive drab color with a matte black tailcap.


    I was really impressed with the etching on the front end. Great detail not seen in the shrunken res photo.
    I hope they release other lights this color.
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    Very nice!! Score a T Shirt too?? I love the matte (stealth) finishes. I wish Maglite would have done them more on their full size lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bykfixer View Post
    The 75th anniverssary WW2 Veterans Commitee minimag arrived and it is nice....
    Very nice indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiftdT4R View Post
    Very nice!! Score a T Shirt too?? I love the matte (stealth) finishes. I wish Maglite would have done them more on their full size lights.
    They had a 30% off coupon for the light, which was about the same price as the t-shirt, so yeah I threw that in the cart too.
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    Scored an old police wide-body 4D Mag from the 80's-90's. The serial is in the 41-million range BUT it has the "TM" bezel. The 'bay listing says it was in a wrecked police car. I had one just like it, but it succumbed to leaky alkalines and I didn't have the patience or knowledge to clean it out way back then. I've always been on the lookout for another and this had all the attributes I wanted and plenty of street-character. Very happy with the score. When I asked the seller if it had the animal-head on the bezel, she said "I'm sorry it doesn't." and I was like "WOOHOO! No sorry necessary!" I bought my original 4D around 1991 and a friend bought his 3D in 1993 and we were weirded out that the barrel thickness had stepped down. I always wanted one of the original thick body lights again.

    Old logo, TM bezel with no panther-head (ram's head?)
    (newer model on the left)


    Thicker Barrel


    All-numerical Serial Number


    In keeping with the old-school spirit, I dug up 4 ancient Ni-cads that still actually charge and work to run the spare PR drop-in I have for this until I can source something befitting this light's awesomeness...



    Edit: I sent the serial # to Maglite and true to form, they responded promptly by email...

    "Your 4 D-cell Incandescent Maglite was manufactured on 05-19-1990"
    Last edited by sween1911; 07-10-2020 at 07:49 AM.
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    Then you would love my oldest mag. It's a 2d from approx 1985. Well used till about 2005 give or take. Bottom part of head is worn to silver due to sliding around on garage floors.
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    My old sprinkler pipe 4D from the mid 80's:




    used it heavily for about 20 years and it is still in use today loaded with soshine NiMH D cells and running a LED drop-in. Weighs a ton and feels like grabbing the wrong end of a baseball bat, but it has never failed me in spite of leaking alkaline batteries attempts to do it in.

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    Gotta love those old large body 4Ds. My old man carried a 4D for years and years. It's amazing to think that now because with all these small lights the 4D feels like a club!! I did a very similar restomod 4D a few years back. It's probably in this thread somewhere. It's a 1988 model, ~1 million serial with a Malkoff XM-L and A KAI SMO reflector. I still use it from time to time but the XM-L Malkoffs were just too bright for me




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