Years ago I bought a 7 C cell Maglight. Some time ago I bought what I thought were "quality" cells. However they all appeared to leak and 6 are firmly stuck inside the tube.
Tried driving the batteries out. No luck.

Don't wnt to send the light to Maglight because they would just replace it with a current production similar light. I really like the 7 cell light.

Don't have a work shop. Have removed all the internal parts and head. Tried WD40 and even hot water.

Suggestions, Please

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