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    Rat, that is very impressive! Thanks for sharing.
    regards from Germany

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    Yes amazing Rat

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    Just picked up this one. Not sure how rare or unusual it is, but I haven't seen many.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AR_Shorty View Post
    Just picked up this one. Not sure how rare or unusual it is, but I haven't seen many.
    Great find. Yours is black right ? I have its HA brother.

    You may need to inlarge the image as its on the back row.
    WTB: Surefire -6, Z44 Bezels with logo’s ? Any logo, early Z44 bezel's new condition Blk or HA,and anything rare Surefire

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    Mine is also HA...the photo just makes it look black.

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    I have a question(for Rat) about the number of flats on the E2e and E1e. Are the 2 flat models more desireable and more valuable? Also, how do you feel about the narrow flats vs. the wide flats E2e? I looked for answers to these questions in other threads, but to no avail.
    Last edited by cody12; 04-15-2018 at 11:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat View Post
    Great find. Yours is black right ? I have its HA brother.

    You may need to inlarge the image as its on the back row.
    So much Surefire goodness in one place! Well done, sir! Well done indeed.

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    Did anyone see this 3P on everyone's favorite auction site? I am certain it will go for way more than I can afford but I was wondering if anyone knows the story behind it. I've never seen the VLER logo on the head before.


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    I didn't know they made green ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsa View Post
    I didn't know they made green ones.
    Yes, and red too .... IIRC, those were done for a SureFire Christmas promotional campaign many years ago

    EDIT - here's the reference link ...

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...re-3P-Upgrades
    Last edited by archimedes; 09-02-2018 at 09:15 AM.
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    That's really neat looking, and smooth too. My 3p has knurling on thle bezel.

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    Wow, very cool info! Archie, how that heck did you remember that link from 7+ years ago? I wish I had that kind of memory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiftdT4R View Post
    Wow, very cool info! Archie, how that heck did you remember that link from 7+ years ago? I wish I had that kind of memory!
    Hahaha ...
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    Speaking of rare SFs, I loved those limited edition Abel speckled trout designs from years ago. I don’t recall anymore details, but the colored anodizing was quite attractive. But I almost (but not quite) bought it when one came up for sale here.

    I just found found this thread which had a photo:

    http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/...ishy-Surefires

    Anybody here remember them?
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    I remember them...they look amazing! I can just imagine how they look in person.

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    Yeah, there were truly gorgeous. I regret not having bought one now.
    It is better to buy a beautiful, expensive, custom flashlight than to curse the darkness.

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    here's a couple of items i've found.

    the 1st one is an old 6p body, but the grip is pretty strange...it is not an add-on, it is fixed to the body.



    the 2nd one, well i have no idea what it is...found it in a bunch of sf parts. finish and threads fit perfectly with other old sf i have.
    that pin rotates but not freely, maybe it is some incomplete mount...but then what are those inner electronics for?







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    alright...found 3 batteries and a Chinese bulb, put all together and tested.
    and that mistery part seems to be...

    A STROBO WITH DIMMER!

    at least that's what it seems.
    when the flashlight is on, it is always in strobe mode (i can hear a little "tictictictic" inside it) and the little swivel regulates the output; pretty cool since i got no idea they've ever produced something like that back in the days. i really would like to know more about it but maybe it's better to open a new thread.
    a couple more of pics for you



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    My only one SureFires, just this one~



    Start another road of no return...

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    Well if you can only own one Surefire that's a heck of a choice. Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFABRICATA View Post
    I've been wondering how many strange and unusual Surefires are out there floating around that need to be brought to the light...

    If you have any Surefires that have Laser Etching/Engravings or Lack there of, or Strange Colors, Darpa models, PROTOTYPES, Old and forgotten models, Flaws that slipped through Quality Control, or any SF light that you think should be posted that meets a like description. That includes Porcupines, Low serial numbers(even though they don't go in any particular order) and Anything Else UNUSUAL

    Please post em.....
    The 6P is probably SureFire's most common light. Nothing strange or unusual about them. But what's going on with this old round body? Was this made on a Friday when the workers just couldn't wait to head out to Happy Hour?

    Off-center markings



    Pitted aluminum body. Those aren't dents, in addition to the exposed exterior they also exist on the part covered by the head. Plus there is ano on the rough parts.


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    A D3 Defender






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    Quote Originally Posted by kamagong View Post
    A D3 Defender


    Very cool. I haven't seen one of those in a long time.

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    Soon to be mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamagong View Post
    The 6P is probably SureFire's most common light. Nothing strange or unusual about them. But what's going on with this old round body? Was this made on a Friday when the workers just couldn't wait to head out to Happy Hour?

    Off-center markings



    Pitted aluminum body. Those aren't dents, in addition to the exposed exterior they also exist on the part covered by the head. Plus there is ano on the rough parts.

    PK once told me that often times flawed items were discarded into a trash can and workers would pluck the flawed parts out and build a light from them before that big auction site was conceived. Later he said many were sold at said big auction site.

    He said later flawed parts and pieces were destroyed to prevent sub-par lights from getting out to the public.
    Last edited by bykfixer; 03-08-2019 at 07:30 PM.
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    Makes sense. A credible origin story for this light, given that it came from SF's backyard.

    Despite the cosmetics, this light works perfectly. With an M61WLL in it, she gives off an old-school vibe. It's one of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stk10767 View Post
    Found in my tool chest recently.





    Do all 6P's have the model on the tail cap? I have one w/o any model number, but with the etching on the back of it.

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    Is that light blue, or is it the lighting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baabootoo View Post
    Do all 6P's have the model on the tail cap? I have one w/o any model number, but with the etching on the back of it.
    No, some don't. It all depends on the model year. I've never been able to find a definitive guide as to the labeling changes and years. I do know some of the earliest have a smooth switch cover instead of the later knurled design.

    Quote Originally Posted by kamagong View Post
    Is that light blue, or is it the lighting?
    Looks like their standard blue to me. I don't know that they made a light blue. I've also seen silver, red, and purple in the Classic model. Very tough to find! I passed on a blue one a few years back and I'm still kicking myself.

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    Blackbird13 has a photo of this on the first page of this thread, but this is my contribution. According to Paul Kim (I e-mailed him after purchasing this) only a handful were actually ever produced!

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