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  • 7 C cell light repair needed

    I had a 7 C cell Maglight I bought years ago at the KS Coliseum gun show. Great light. No longer manufactured.

    I bought some C cell batteries and put them in the Maglight. After a short while the cells in the package all leaked. TRied to remove the cells from the Maglight. No go.
    Removed all the parts from the flashlight and trided to use a wood dowel and a hammer to remove the cells.

    Returning the light to Maglight for repir means they will replace the 7 cell light with a similar current model.

    Anybody know someone who repairs Maglights?
    The people think the Constitution protects their rights; But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
    If your religion says suicide and murder are wrong; Aren't you doing both if you are not prepared to defend your life and the lives of others?
    I am not a lawyer, but I have personal opinions.

  • #2
    I remember those. Had one for a while, it came in handy a few times. Worked good as a take-down device several times. Come up behind the bad guy when he's getting obstreperous, slip it between his legs, turn it crossways, and it makes a great handle to help assist him gently face-down to the ground. Stopped several fights that way. Mine got stolen by a former co-worker (I say 'stolen', but he actually 'borrowed' it and didn't bother to return it).

    Hope you can find somebody to fix it. Ace2
    Sometimes the term 'Idiot' is a description and not an insult.

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    • #3
      Jim, post over on https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php , there are lots of flashlight "mechanics" over there that I'm sure can help you out.
      http://youtu.be/ei8OK4WdoW0
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4CuH...e=channel_page
      http://www.stoppingpower.net/comment...tervention.asp
      http://youtu.be/wXwPtP-KDNk
      https://youtu.be/Iy71umadb6k

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Goodtime Charlie View Post
        Jim, post over on https://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/forum.php , there are lots of flashlight "mechanics" over there that I'm sure can help you out.
        Thanks. Will do. It is a handy diameter and the length makes it a good defensive and even offensive weapon.

        I remember when Wichita PD was allowed to carry Maglights. Some drunk started a fight and the officer used a Mglight to end teh fight.

        One broken arm. A Law suit the City lost. City Council banned officers carrying metal flasjlights
        The people think the Constitution protects their rights; But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
        If your religion says suicide and murder are wrong; Aren't you doing both if you are not prepared to defend your life and the lives of others?
        I am not a lawyer, but I have personal opinions.

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        • #5
          Well, obviously there was a need for Sensible Flashlight Control.

          BITD, one of our guys was working traffic control at a highway wreck. A car full of boisterous youths disregarded his instructions to stop and wait for other traffic, and almost ran over some people at the scene. Our hero threw his Maglite at the car (not normal or trained response to such a situation), and it hit the rear window, breaking through and sticking in the glass. As I recall, it was shining backwards from the car, which made it easy for us to spot and stop them. Tough lights. Ace2
          Sometimes the term 'Idiot' is a description and not an insult.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ace View Post
            Well, obviously there was a need for Sensible Flashlight Control.

            BITD, one of our guys was working traffic control at a highway wreck. A car full of boisterous youths disregarded his instructions to stop and wait for other traffic, and almost ran over some people at the scene. Our hero threw his Maglite at the car (not normal or trained response to such a situation), and it hit the rear window, breaking through and sticking in the glass. As I recall, it was shining backwards from the car, which made it easy for us to spot and stop them. Tough lights. Ace2
            Bwahahaha! Now that there is funny!
            http://youtu.be/ei8OK4WdoW0
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4CuH...e=channel_page
            http://www.stoppingpower.net/comment...tervention.asp
            http://youtu.be/wXwPtP-KDNk
            https://youtu.be/Iy71umadb6k

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            • #7
              And compared to SUREFIRE and others they are not too expensive. I've got a 3 C cell LED from Wall-Mart that wasn't high dollar. Very bright, many option for what the switch does. But 7 cells makes a better blocker or weapon.
              The people think the Constitution protects their rights; But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
              If your religion says suicide and murder are wrong; Aren't you doing both if you are not prepared to defend your life and the lives of others?
              I am not a lawyer, but I have personal opinions.

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              • #8
                Jim, did you find someone to help you out with your Maggie?
                http://youtu.be/ei8OK4WdoW0
                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4CuH...e=channel_page
                http://www.stoppingpower.net/comment...tervention.asp
                http://youtu.be/wXwPtP-KDNk
                https://youtu.be/Iy71umadb6k

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Goodtime Charlie View Post
                  Jim, did you find someone to help you out with your Maggie?
                  No, I've been busy recovering from an infection and foot surgery. The good news is the infection is gone and I'll be able to put my left sock on easier once the surgery is all healed. The bad news I'm broke. Anybody interested in buying a good hand-made knife? See post in Buy/Sell trade.

                  The flashlight is way down the list.
                  The people think the Constitution protects their rights; But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
                  If your religion says suicide and murder are wrong; Aren't you doing both if you are not prepared to defend your life and the lives of others?
                  I am not a lawyer, but I have personal opinions.

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                  • #10
                    Good to hear you are on the mend. Sorry to hear you are broke, I know what that is like. Good luck on selling your knife. I understand the shift in priorities, if you don't have your health, you have nothing. Get well soon, and good luck getting your Maggie fixed up, I'm sure there is someone out there that can fix it right up for you.
                    http://youtu.be/ei8OK4WdoW0
                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4CuH...e=channel_page
                    http://www.stoppingpower.net/comment...tervention.asp
                    http://youtu.be/wXwPtP-KDNk
                    https://youtu.be/Iy71umadb6k

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Goodtime Charlie View Post
                      Good to hear you are on the mend. Sorry to hear you are broke, I know what that is like. Good luck on selling your knife. I understand the shift in priorities, if you don't have your health, you have nothing. Get well soon, and good luck getting your Maggie fixed up, I'm sure there is someone out there that can fix it right up for you.
                      Thanks for the thoughts. Maybe somebody will come close to the asking price on the knife.

                      Maybe I'll sell the 7 C cell Maglite, I have all the pieces. $25 Anybody? Buhler, Buhler?
                      The people think the Constitution protects their rights; But government sees it as an obstacle to be overcome.
                      If your religion says suicide and murder are wrong; Aren't you doing both if you are not prepared to defend your life and the lives of others?
                      I am not a lawyer, but I have personal opinions.

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