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just found one of those in a box of stuff from an estate auction.
fair condition.was going to see how many 18650 could be packed into it and what led.
yes “restomodding“is alive and well.

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This was my favorite light when i was young. It was one hell of a thrower, and it had an adjustable focus switch.

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mine is a 60’s rayovac “sportsman”
still have it but the reflector has seen better days.
1965

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Mine was a red 2xAA maglite. Used it until leds came out and I somehow got the tailcap stuck.

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snakebite wrote:
just found one of those in a box of stuff from an estate auction.
fair condition.was going to see how many 18650 could be packed into it and what led.
yes “restomodding“is alive and well.
Blackdragon1230 wrote:

This was my favorite light when i was young. It was one hell of a thrower, and it had an adjustable focus switch.

OMG you found one…… your so lucky. Im hoping someday to find one. It wasnt the most practical light but if you needed power and distance it had it in spades for the time. Im not sure it couldent give some of todays throwers a run, not in overall brightness but in pure distance.

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snakebite wrote:
just found one of those in a box of stuff from an estate auction.
fair condition.was going to see how many 18650 could be packed into it and what led.
yes “restomodding“is alive and well.
Blackdragon1230 wrote:

This was my favorite light when i was young. It was one hell of a thrower, and it had an adjustable focus switch.


I have one of those from when I was a kid sitting in my box of random flashlight parts; my plan is pretty much the same as yours, convert it to Li-Ion and put in some sort of LED.

I want a cool white light about as much as I want Cool Ranch Soda.

 

"Gerecht pointed his light. Like us, he was carrying an eyeball-melting flashlight that carried for a long ways. Monster Hunters wanted all the lumens." --Larry Correia, Monster Hunter: Siege

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Herb Tarlek wrote:
snakebite wrote:
just found one of those in a box of stuff from an estate auction.
fair condition.was going to see how many 18650 could be packed into it and what led.
yes “restomodding“is alive and well.
Blackdragon1230 wrote:

This was my favorite light when i was young. It was one hell of a thrower, and it had an adjustable focus switch.


I have one of those from when I was a kid sitting in my box of random flashlight parts; my plan is pretty much the same as yours, convert it to Li-Ion and put in some sort of LED.

When you finish please share the pics, i think that would be awesome to see.

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My dad had several of these WW2 TL-122 surplus Army 90 deg. lights.
Unfortunately I played with them until I lost or broke all the pieces.
It might be nice to mod one.

WWII light

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