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Mag-Lite 7C

BLF is probably the only place in the universe that can begin to appreciate the inner cartwheels of delight I experienced upon the arrival of a very special package this morning.  Four months ago, ruffles, and because of his vast generosity, henceforth knighted Sir ruffles, presented myself and I believe one other person (possibly 2) the opportunity to purchase a rare Mag-Lite 7C . . .

For those unable to appreciate the scope and scale of this, simply do an eBay search for 7C Mag-Lites and click completed/sold.  Scratched, beat-all-to-hell 7Cs are snapped up instantly for serious cash - when they are offered for sale, which is almost never.

This example is flawless.

The folks at Mag Instruments told ruffles this pristine specimen was manufactured in January, 1989 and was among a dozen he was lucky enough to buy from a camping store in the UK . . .

He believes they remained in storage for over 20 years.  ruffles posted a group shot of his original purchase on CPF . . .

(batteries shown for size - did not mix these in use)

Not sure which one is Foy's but I do believe this is the only dozen 7Cs you likely will ever see pictured together . . .

7C pictured with an early '90s 2C I bought on eBay a couple of years ago from a hillbilly in Tennessee.  That light arrived in its original, unopened package.  Several days passed before Foy gave up his attempt to leave it in its factory-sealed box, thus ending two decades of hibernation in the volunteer state.

7C (top) with a 6D.

After a minor redesign (early '90s?) Mag-Lite serial numbers have the cell size, how many cells and then a sequential number.  Lights made prior to this contain no cell size letter.  The above picture from top to bottom are the serial number for my new 7C prize, an early '90s 2C (no C prefix) and a current model 3C with its "C3" prefix.

Sir ruffles; Foy praises your generosity and applauds your giving back to the flashlight community.  The 7C Mag is among a handful of rare, vintage LEO lights I covet.  Now, if I could just find a decent Kel-Lite that didn't cost in the hundreds of dollars.

 

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WOW!!!

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Lucky bastard!!! I really want one of those clubs...

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Congratulationstoyoufoy! It is a hard to find piece of history.

And to Sir Ruffles - Very nice gesture.

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wow.

Would you mind keeping the wrong flashlight?
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Wow I never knew they made a 7C, that’s wicked cool. I am really glad you compared it the 6D because I am more than a little relieved it’s not quite as long as my 6D, size does matter when it comes to clubs. Thanks for sharing.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Awesome, is ruffles really a Scotsman? Hell, there’s many more UK blfer’s than I thought, we should organize a light meet, put some faces to names. :bigsmile:

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I don't even own 7 C-cells that are all the same . . .

Not sure if he's Scottish but he did move to the states from Scotland.  His typing has absolutely no accent so, hard to tell.

 

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Wow I never knew they made a 7C

Amazing – I never knew they made any C ! Still, I’m not sure I could edc it Wink

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… and thoroughly undeserving…

Foy, I’m glad you like the new club. To everyone else, I’m sorry my combination of greed/short supply kept me from doing a wider group deal.

And for the record, I’m Canadian, eh; currently in the sunshine of the Bay Area, but had been living in Scotland for a few years. Foy was very patient to wait so long for my shipping container to arrive from overseas.

(And I cringe at the promotion that’s about to follow, but here goes: I’m about to sell off a couple of these on CPFM. They’ll be at scary CPF prices, so be forewarned. If you want an email alerting you to the sale a week in advance, PM me here with your regular email address. It’ll just be the one note, blind copied so nobody else will see your email address and nothing else.)


 

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Talking about overcompensation..

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any plans for it?

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Ford Prefect wrote:
any plans for it?

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Foy wrote:
Sir ruffles; Foy praises your generosity and applauds your giving back to the flashlight community.  The 7C Mag is among a handful of rare, vintage LEO lights I covet.  Now, if I could just find a decent Kel-Lite that didn’t cost in the hundreds of dollars.

 

lovethescottishFoy

I do not know if it’s interesting for you, but in Italy they sell the 6D Mag-Lite for about $ 48. here

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I do not know if it’s interesting for you, but in Italy they sell the 6D Mag-Lite for about $ 48. “here”:http://www.bighunter.net/shop/dettaglioArticolo.seam?codiceArticolo=23.1...

$26 @ Walmart online

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I am sick , my C cell holy grail was a 6 cell , i gave up looking . 7 cell !!

I think the only option is to buy a tig welder lol.

Very nice , if you ever want to sell it …

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ruffles wrote:
... and thoroughly undeserving... Foy, I'm glad you like the new club. To everyone else, I'm sorry my combination of greed/short supply kept me from doing a wider group deal. And for the record, I'm Canadian, eh; currently in the sunshine of the Bay Area, but had been living in Scotland for a few years. Foy was +very+ patient to wait so long for my shipping container to arrive from overseas. (And I cringe at the promotion that's about to follow, but here goes: I'm about to sell off a couple of these on CPFM. They'll be at scary CPF prices, so be forewarned. If you want an email alerting you to the sale a week in advance, PM me here with your regular email address. It'll just be the one note, blind copied so nobody else will see your email address and nothing else.)

CPF!   Hey, don't feel bad, that's where the money is. It's where I take my lights if they don't sell here, LOL. Money pays the bills, nothing wrong in that.

 

@Foy - You are keeping it stock I imagine? How much does the light weigh without batteries in it? Just curious.

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I have one just like it.

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O-L is correct; no modding this guy.  Been meaning to buy a scale so, not sure . . .

 

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ps: Daym Justin, is that really 3 miles?

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Wow that is huge, never knew that they made such a thing. Thanks for the pictures!

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This sounds like a very rare light Foy. A nice addition to your collection. Did I see Mr Lumens frothing at the mouth when he asked if you were keeping it stock? Sealed

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Wow, you can use that as a cane. Not reffering to you Foy, or that you
would requiring assiatnce walkin

You can score the 6D on Amazon $27 shipped..Comes in a few colors to

 


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And The Highlander pulls the 7C(?) from his back scabbard to blind his opponent before beheading him. The Immortals’ EDC!

This is the first time I’ve seen a towel under one of your lights.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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I want one.

I want to own one to keep in the box for another 20 years.

Who KNOWS how much it’ll be worth then!

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Like so many others all I can say is WOW. Never knew they made such a thing plus it would make a great weapon.

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Foy,

I bought mine I believe around 1984 or 1985 so. I bought it for a security job.

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Foy wrote:

O-L is correct; no modding this guy.  Been meaning to buy a scale so, not sure . . .

 

Foy

ps: Daym Justin, is that really 3 miles?

 1.2 something. I messed up the photo in PSP (it's a testament to my ongoing dyslexia and a reminder).

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I bumped into a security guard that was telling all about his old 7 cell lights last year, but till now I’ve never seen larger than a 6 cell.
I own a late 80’s 5D cell maglite and a current 5D maglite.
There beasts, keep em safe and it’ll probably be worth a pretty penny in another 20 or 30 years.

I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
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ILF -

So, yours would be the same older version with no begining C in the serial number.  There are other differences as well.  The head o-ring on the older version rolls snug over the flashlight tube threads as you slide the head on before engaging the threads.  The tail cap is a little different too.

I wonder when they made the change?  I have a previous design 2C that came to me in an unopened factory box with a 1996 copyright, which means it could have been printed perhaps quite a few years after that.

I'm almost embarrassed that I find this interesting.

 

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I’m glad I’m not the only flashlight collector out there, I was beginning to think I was strange.
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Foy wrote:

ILF -

So, yours would be the same older version with no begining C in the serial number.  There are other differences as well.  The head o-ring on the older version rolls snug over the flashlight tube threads as you slide the head on before engaging the threads.  The tail cap is a little different too.

I wonder when they made the change?  I have a previous design 2C that came to me in an unopened factory box with a 1996 copyright, which means it could have been printed perhaps quite a few years after that.

I’m almost embarrassed that I find this interesting.

 

almostFoy

Here’s some pictures of mine. I was right at 20yrs old or so when I believe I bought this one. I may have been a little older.


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