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    Default Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Here are some pix of an early Surefire 6P for reference, at the request of a member, before I move this lamp along to a collector.

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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Thank you for reposting, nice photos.
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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Outstanding; love the pics thanks.

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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    I have a question about the bezel pictured above ....

    Are those ( three ? ) small set-screws there in the bezel ?

    Any chance of a macro-type close-up photo on those ?

    Thanks !

    EDIT - Also, what does the label on the lamp read ? Photos of that would also be of interest.
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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Linking up an interesting and related thread, here ...

    https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb...-Surefire-6-6C

    Now even more curious about the lamp, supposing it may be the stock OEM for this.
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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    How old is that lithium battery ?

    If you ask me, that thing is in horrible shape. No collectible value at all. I’ll gladly save you the embarrassment and take it off your hands for a small fee. I won’t charge you much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    I have a question about the bezel pictured above ....

    Are those ( three ? ) small set-screws there in the bezel ?

    Any chance of a macro-type close-up photo on those ?

    Thanks !

    EDIT - Also, what does the label on the lamp read ? Photos of that would also be of interest.
    They definitely are traces from impact crown screwsImageUploadedByCandlepowerforums1603024401.222592.jpg
    Last edited by altermann; 10-18-2020 at 06:33 AM.

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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    There are four equally spaced indentations on the exterior of the bezel... looking closer, they look like were left behind by set screws.

    The bulb doesn't appear to be anything special, label states "6V Lamp * Laser Products *P60"

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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Ok thanks. I'm guessing that might be a later vintage replacement lamp.
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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Shouldn’t have an R60 in it??
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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    TG the R60 went into the 6R light, which was the one with the extension and blue battery. It had a wee bit less output for slightly better runtime. (50 lumens instead of 65 or something similar).
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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Ok thanks. I'm guessing that might be a later vintage replacement lamp.
    If the Laser Systems labeled P60 module isn't correct for this vintage, what should be in it? I am not arguing, I am simply not finding anything that supports your "guess." Fill us in, we are all here to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by altermann View Post
    They definitely are traces from impact crown screwsImageUploadedByCandlepowerforums1603024401.222592.jpg
    Cool, I have one of those in those in the box of random parts... I don't remember ever installing it, but who knows... been a long time. Luckily, I have another round body bezel as well.

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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Quote Originally Posted by pro2 View Post
    If the Laser Systems labeled P60 module isn't correct for this vintage, what should be in it? I am not arguing, I am simply not finding anything that supports your "guess." Fill us in, we are all here to learn.
    According to the thread link I had already posted above, and the exact generation of this flashlight, that could possibly be the 6L / 6LF.

    CPF member @ampdude would know better than I.

    SureFire had a tendency (especially in the early days) of "overlapping" rolling changes in parts / tech / design / naming / labeling / packaging / etc.
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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    Quote Originally Posted by pro2 View Post
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    It looks like some of your paperwork references the 6LF replacement lamp, although (of course) there is no guarantee that is necessarily of the same "vintage" as the flashlight, and (as stated above) SF was known to "reuse" prior packaging and such with later "upgraded" models.
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    Default Re: Early Surefire 6P with packaging and DL223AC battery

    To add: it also mentions duracell batteries Arch. (7th photo down.) That is what made me think P60 not R60. PK once told me the 6R was aimed at police and rescue folks and the R60 gave them more runtime between charges. If you ever see an R60 versus a P60 you'll see throw is nearly identical for locating perps and injured people but the spill is noticeably less.
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