I am perplexed. Wal Mart, 4 cell "D" Maglite = $21.84. This comes with 1 bulb installed, and 1 bulb in the tail cap. Replacement bulb for said Maglite = $18.72.
After coming to the conclusion that it is more cost effective to buy a whole new Maglite than to buy replacement bulbs, now I have leftover bodies.
Anyone else notice this?
Any ideas as to what to do with them?
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November 20, 2007, 11:47 PM
Scope tubes? Find end caps, and make waterproof high strength storage tubes?
November 21, 2007, 12:29 AM
I made a silencer from one. I ought to find my digital camera and take a picture.
Yes, I filed the Form 1.
November 21, 2007, 12:59 AM
On the form 1, do you need the CLEO sig?
Mine does not sign off.Unless you are one of his coke dealers
November 21, 2007, 01:22 AM
Stick of dynamite and a Zippo, with some duct tape over the open end. File 'em away in a box marked "Zombies." You'll thank me later. :D
November 21, 2007, 01:34 AM
Mot45acp - make a TX trust with Quicken WillMaker and you don't need CLEO signature, or fingerprints, or a photo. It's what I did, only not in TX obviously.
November 21, 2007, 09:16 AM
Maglight replacement xenon bulbs are under $5, so I'm confused about your post.
I have purchased the replacement LED lamp module for $19, but that will last for thousands of hours of operation, unlike the xenon lamp, and extend the life of the batteries as well. That sounds like a pretty great deal to get an Al body flashlight with an unbreakable lamp that lasts thousands of hours of run time that can also serve as a baton. All for under $20.
You can also send them to our own Blackbear for conversion to super powered "light saber"-like flashlights for a fraction of the price of the Surfires.
November 21, 2007, 10:25 AM
hmm... i'd maybe gut it out to make a quick survival/fire starting kit. w/ the o-rings intact, should still be waterproof.
I'd liken it to one of those bogus survival knives i got when i was 8 yrs old w/ all the crap stuffed in the handle... this would just be on a larger scale.
Hmm.. what to put in:
- fire steel/flint
- small fishing kit
- waterproof matches
- area maps rolled up in plastic bag/laminated
- probably could fit a small blade/multi tool
- small flashlight
Wow... this is kinda cool. i may have to go play around with this.
November 21, 2007, 10:27 AM
Standard Maglight bulbs are crap. Low output, short runtime.
Convert them to modern "Cree" LEDs. You get a LOT more light and a LOT more runtime.
You could also "hotwire" them and get a handheld spotlight with enough power to start fires. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCrwelQUTMc
Check out CandlePowerForums.com
November 21, 2007, 01:50 PM
November 22, 2007, 05:32 PM
I always thought it would be cool to drill a bunch of holes in the head, and epoxy nails into the holes so the points were facing outwards. Kind of like a modern-day mace.
November 22, 2007, 05:51 PM
I just bought the Mag-Light 3-watt L.E.D. conversion bulbs for two of mine.
$18.00 ea. is cheaper then $38.00 ea. the way I cyphered it.