The Swedish military flashlight is one of the more interesting military surplus products that have come through the Keepshooting.com warehouses in recent memory. As noted, all flashlights are brand new, unissued Swedish military surplus. They even come in their original packaging. As such, you need not worry about faulty wiring, blown circuits, water damage or any other malfunctions that could keep you from enjoying the product.
Formally, known as the ficklampa 3, or "torch 3," the Swedish military flashlight is a standard issue piece of equipment for the Swedish army. It is housed within a plastic case that measures approximately 4.25 inches, by 2.5 inches by 1.5 inches. It is powered by two standard C cell batteries and includes a spare bulb within the case.
Upon receiving your flashlight, you are likely to notice the presence of three slide levers located on the front of the case. These levers are attached to two lenses and a shade, each of which is capable of manipulating the light emitted from the bulb. There is one red lens, one green lens and one blackout shade. The blackout shade is designed to obscure the light emitted from the bulb. Additionally, there is a leather strap affixed to the rear of the case that measures approximately 1.5 inches wide. Aside from providing a belt loop, this leather strap also features a button loop at each end that makes attaching the flashlight to a jacket very simple.
The most interesting feature found on the Swedish military flashlight, however, is the on-off switch. I know that sounds odd, but hear me out. The on-off switch on the Swedish military flashlight is not just a fully-on, fully-off switch, though it does provide that function. It also serves as a push button on-off switch, meaning that it can be used as a signaling device. By turning the switch a half turn, you are able to send out a series of pulsing lights in Morse code.
Lost in the woods? Good thing you have got your Swedish military flashlight handy. Send out a distress call and wait for help. Just pray that the bears have yet to pick up on Morse code. This flashlight is great for:
- Survival kits
- Much more…
Grab yours today for the low price of $6.95.
You are likely to notice the "Three Crown" emblem on the rear of the case. The Three Crowns are a Swedish national emblem that can be found on any range of Swedish entities, from the Coat of Arms to the sweaters of the national men's ice hockey team. Where else have you seen the emblem? It is a prominent feature of the Mossberg logo.