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don't throw away your mag lites

Discussion in 'Other Carrying Devices' started by mtwarden, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. zev

    zev Loaded Pockets

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    Hah!

    I just hacked off my first piece of mag-metal! Used the vice grips to hold the tiny end-cap in place while I clumsily hacksawed away!

    Good times! Hardly any blood.

    Now I just need to figure out a good way to cap the end, and a logical method of loading a $20 and 3 small pills.
     
  2. Andy Wayne

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    How about epoxy putty?
     
  3. mtwarden

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    the little caps I posted in the first pic seal very tightly on a AAA light, the ultimate would be a threaded, o-ringed cap- but that might defeat the purpose of a cheap, easy container :)
     
  4. Boy SureFire

    Boy SureFire May The Bridges I Burn Light The Way

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    Dremel? It only took me 60 seconds to lop the head off, and sand the excess bits off...A little a bit of touch up with sandpaper to smooth out the roughs, and we're ready to cap it.
     
  5. Rquagliata

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    I know this is an old thread, but what a great idea. I have a few old maglites I'm going to enjoy destroying :evilgrin:
     
  6. Wooden Foot

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    I'm going to try and maybe seal mine up with the trusty ol' tig welder. If I get the time this week.
     
  7. scottz0369

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    I've been wondering what to do with my old maglites.....nice thread.
     
  8. jacktheclipper

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    Your old Mag Solitaire is a graet storage device for a AAA battery for your iTP A3

    Or your Maratac or nextorch..;D
     
  9. FreestyleAssassin

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    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY TOO LATE!

    Damnit....
     
  10. jp2515

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    I still have my original 3D incandescent laying around somewhere. Did get a 3C XP-G modded by a fellow over at CPF, gives even the new MAG LED a run for their money.
     
  11. yonsson

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    Great thread! Simple and smart
     
  12. Stutoffee

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    Great Idea, but I think Maglites are too "nice" to cut up.
    Lets be honest, there are much better lightsaround these days, but it wasnt so long ago that practically EVERYONE owned a Mag or Mini-Maglite.
    I think I'll keep my 3-4 intact (some have been upgraded with Nite-Ize LEDS anyway) & instead buy the cheap & cheerful copies that can be bought for £1 each at your local "Poundworld".
     
  13. OutbacKamper

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    I did not see this posted so far, so here goes: If you happen to have an old rechargeable MagLite, the main body is threaded at both ends (once you remove the head/switch assembly). Any D cell end cap will fit at either end. See the lower tube in this photo:
    Cheers
    Mark
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  14. Stationery Traffic

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    That's a very nice idea; I have a couple of knackered AA Mini Maglites which have missing springs/bulbs etc. I thought of converting one into a battery caddy for my Nitecore.

    (I've still got one working AA Mini Maglite, which I'll be keeping as backup.)
     
  15. Cold Flame
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    Brilliant ideas everyone. I have an old mag light that I think I will repurpose with just such an idea. It's a C-cell though, but I am sure I can find something to store/stash in it that requires a bit more size...
     
  16. mzil

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    In my car I store my Leatherman Wave in one of these super cheap, very unreliable, flashlights (the yellow one, and a bit beat up):
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    The purpose is theft prevention. I figure a crook breaking into my car will know these flashlights are junk, cheap, and unreliable, and of course not think to open it to see if it is actually a secret storage case, especially once shaking it to feel it indeed has two "D cells" shaking around inside [*thunk, thunk*], so it feels like the right weight, yet doesn't work cause its junk or the batteries are dead! He'll drop it and move on. Who would steal a broken/dead, cheap, unreliable, plastic flashlight?

    Cracking the front lens, scuffing up the sides, and dipping it in mud can make it even less appealing.
     
  17. brianwhynot

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    Mzil, you are brilliant. I've got a couple that my kids mangled that are going to be my new car stashes :)
     
  18. kertap75

    kertap75 EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    The trick is makeing sure the wife doesn't throw them away when she cleans the car.....
     
  19. brianwhynot

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    Never happen. She'd have to clean out the car first.
     
  20. Inner Prop

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    Do they provide any sort of water resistance?