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    Default *SOLD OUT* SF Z-57 Mod

    Edit March 7 2006
    SOLD OUT

    EDIT 2005 Nov 22 JST
    Ready to ship


    Will PM the following people...

    with payment instructions soon.
    EDIT END



    EDIT 2005 Nov 07 JST
    CLosed,
    EDIT END

    EDIT 2005 Oct 26 JST
    Parts have been ordered.

    - Design: Very close to the piece on the right...
    ...but made with minor refinements and much more precision
    - Material: Black Delrin
    - Price: $US 3.5 each + $US2.0 Ordinary Airmail anywhere in the world in a padded envelope.
    I do not intend to profit from this but do not want to make a loss either and reckon this will give
    me a little extra, no more than a few cups of coffee though
    - Shipping Target Date: Within 1 month. The machinist has his priorities and delays
    resulting from this is beyond my control.

    In order to keep the unit cost low, more than enough pieces have been ordered to cover
    those who initially showed interest. If some of you need more than you first stated,
    let me know. Please post your final order in this thread as I still cannot get accoustomed
    to the PMs with the new software (and the 100 messages limit!).

    Of course, new orders are welcome too.
    Anything can go wrong so I will not accept any payment until the parts are checked to
    work and are ready to ship.

    Thanks for your patience

    END EDIT



    EDIT
    After receiving more requests and enquiries I was prepared for, I am considering to ask a machine
    shop to CNC some of these from aluminum, and if possible Hard Anodized. Wait! Delrin seems a better idea after all.

    Prices are to be kept as low as possible and besides actual costs, I do not intend to profit from this.

    I need a rough idea of how many should be made, or if there is too little interest to go ahead with this project at all.
    Your input is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
    EDIT


    Replaced the stock retaining ring (seen in 1st pic) with a custom made tailguard.
    The ring prevents the light from accidentally switching on, but makes it difficult to activate unless you use the tip of your index finger. Brass adds weight too, but looks rather nice

    Last edited by nekomane; 03-06-2006 at 06:10 PM. Reason: SOLD OUT Thanks

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    Default Re: Surefire Z-57 Mod

    Nekomane,

    I too do like this mod a lot, though I am not a brass fan, but this particular mod somewhat remedy the non-candle-able or accidental turn-on issue of common E series SF lights. Cool!
    Dummy Reference Guide to Minimag mod

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    Default Re: Surefire Z-57 Mod

    Nice nekomane! Could the same thing be made from a grey plastic like Delrin?

    Jon
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    Default Re: Surefire Z-57 Mod

    Very nice!

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    Default Re: Surefire Z-57 Mod

    Sorry for the late reply and thanks for your comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by StoneDog
    Nice nekomane! Could the same thing be made from a grey
    plastic like Delrin?
    Jon
    I don't have any black Delrin but may make a few (less than 5) when I find some. Quite busy now so no gurantees

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    Default Re: Surefire Z-57 Mod

    Quote Originally Posted by nekomane
    Replaced the stock retaining ring (seen in 1st pic) with a custom made tailguard.
    The ring prevents the light from accidentally switching on, but makes it difficult to activate unless you use the tip of your index finger. Brass adds weight too, but looks rather nice
    Hello nekomane,

    a really good idea! Simply ingeniously.

    I took so far the Clicky of the E2D. But your idea is substantially better.

    If you should manufacture a small series, I would be interested in two pieces from brass.

    Thanks

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    That looks GREAT !
    Nice idea, I may have to do that some time !

    What is the threading size?

    ~John

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    Godd idea HA HA. Candle mode of SF.

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    Default Re: Surefire Z-57 Mod

    jtice,

    The thread pitch is 28tpi. Due to my limited skills, I machine the thread OD to 18.80mm and fit and adjust for the ID

    BTW, just got some black Delrin

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    Default Re: Surefire Z-57 Mod



    I would definitely be interested in buying one of these if you make a run, either in brass or delrin. Man, I gotta get a lathe.

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