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Old 10-06-2018, 08:17 PM   #1
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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Spent many a night with those and a 6v battery pack of some kind.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:21 PM   #3
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Yep!!! walk a many miles with that thing on my head shot everything that would shine!! Lol
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:27 PM   #4
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Me and grandpa would frog gig with one of those back in the day.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:37 PM   #5
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Shot many a rabbit on nasty misty nights with one of those


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Old 10-06-2018, 08:39 PM   #6
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Wore them many a night coon hunting in the east Tx woods.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:40 PM   #7
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Spent many nights creeping around my parents back pasture with one of those and a 20 gauge double barrel. Still have that old double barrel, would probably trade straight up for that headlight
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:42 PM   #8
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Shot many a rabbit on nasty misty nights with one of those


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Yessir. Remember sliding it just a tad over on my forehead to keep the light On the target when taking the shot.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:56 PM   #9
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Remember them. Heck, I'm pretty sure I got one in my hunting rubber made storage box.
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Old 10-06-2018, 08:59 PM   #10
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Yep, I took the head band out and bent the ears down a little, then ran a hose clamp thru the slots and clamped it to my 22 rifle scope for beaver hunting. Still have the light, got it about 25 years ago.
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:02 PM   #11
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Them go way back
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:06 PM   #12
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Great device spent many years with one as a reading lamp in a blind and also in camp house, red , blue, yellow lenses
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:36 PM   #13
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:51 PM   #14
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I can go y'all one better. My first headlight was a carbide lamp. Put those little carbide chunks in it, fill it with water, and light 'er up. I graduated to the one in the OP, and thought I was real techy.......
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Old 10-06-2018, 09:56 PM   #15
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Lot of memories following my dad all night through the woods
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:03 PM   #16
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Great memories wearing one of those. Waste belt with the battery too. Lots of rabbits shot using that.
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:32 PM   #17
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AKA one-eyed beagle...
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:40 PM   #18
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used one to hunt rabbits with a .22 cal pellet rifle,,, dang that was fun
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Old 10-06-2018, 10:55 PM   #19
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I have spent many, many hours setting decoys in the light that those things casted. I hated them then and still do. I'm sure glad todays lights don't include a belt clip.
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Old 10-06-2018, 11:01 PM   #20
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I was probably only 11-12 years old with a 20 gauge single shot walking miles up and down a pipeline easement that ran next to my grandparents place shooting rabbits with a spot light, can’t imagine many kids that age doing that now. The worst part was finding a 6v battery, kinda like tearing the house apart looking for a 9v battery at 1am when the smoke detector battery goes low!

We lived in the country so you would have to go to “town” to get a 6v battery.
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Old 10-07-2018, 07:15 AM   #21
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Loaded a many burlap sack with bullfrog's wearing those.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:06 AM   #22
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Me and grandpa would frog gig with one of those back in the day.
I called mine a “frog gigging light”. The battery was mounted on your hip.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:20 AM   #23
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Like drycreek, I can remember coon hunting with a handheld carbide light.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:27 AM   #24
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Like drycreek, I can remember coon hunting with a handheld carbide light.
When did carbide lights start to phase out?
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:48 AM   #25
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Yep !!
Killed a many of rabbits using a modified head like that one in the picture. Mine use a 12 volt screw top battery and a 9 volt bulb. Always carried a few extra bulbs. Brings had a bunch of great memories .
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:19 AM   #26
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Oh yeah. PR13 bulb to start and when the battery started going down, switch to a PR3 and right back to bright again.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:45 AM   #27
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When did carbide lights start to phase out?
Not sure but I used to take the carbide and build bombs to kill fish in the creeks, and ponds. My uncles kept it in a big sealed glass container.
Never seen one used though, by the time I came around, everyone had wheat lights.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:51 AM   #28
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Not sure but I used to take the carbide and build bombs to kill fish in the creeks, and ponds. My uncles kept it in a big sealed glass container.
Never seen one used though, by the time I came around, everyone had wheat lights.
Me n my dad used to drop a little carbide down crawfish holes in the yard to kill 'em! If he dropped too much in and I stomped the hole to quick, it'd blow my foot up off the ground!!! Things we used to do!!!...
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:53 AM   #29
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Me, a Sears and Roebuck 410, and that exact light, circa 1975-1980, were a swamp rabbits(or anything with eyes)worst nightmare.....
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:55 AM   #30
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Me n my dad used to drop a little carbide down crawfish holes in the yard to kill 'em! If he dropped too much in and I stomped the hole to quick, it'd blow my foot up off the ground!!! Things we used to do!!!...
Good stuff .
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:28 AM   #31
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I still have mine that I got around 1960 and it still works. I have used it on many coon hunts and killin frogs around a tank.
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Old 10-08-2018, 11:26 AM   #32
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I still have a few Carbide lamps....used them on a elk hunt in the early 70's packing into a wilderness area....
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