Rayovac Flashlight - 2 Cell "Sportsman" with Plate Logo on Barrell 7-1/8" MOL (c. 1965)
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Rayovac 2 Cell   Rayovac 2 Cell "Sportsman" with Plate Logo on Barrell 7-1/8" MOL




Value: $5.00
Manufacturer: Rayovac
Mfgr. Model #: N/A
Circa: 1965
Battery: 2D
Style: Standard 2 Cell



Online Since: 8/16/2005
FM Reference #: RA00084
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  FLASHHEAD
GOTTA ADMIT..I LOVE THESE OLDER LIGHTS FOR COLLECTING AN HISTORY...BUT WHAT THERE DOING WITH THE NEWER LIGHTS AN L.E.D.S IS SIMPLY AMAZING...I GOT A NEW 5 WATT L.E.D. FLASHLIGHT THATS SOLAR RECHARGEABLE AN CRANK AN BATTERIES...HOW CAN YOU BEAT THAT?? BUT ILL ALWAYS LOVE THE OLD LIGHTS FOR NOSTALIC VALUE..
Oct 4, 2010 - 4:06 PM
  cjstuff
The 2-D version of this light takes a standard PR2, or, if you want to go with a brighter Krypton bulb, a KPR-102.
Oct 3, 2010 - 10:37 PM
  Tom
I would like to know what light bulb fits my Rayovac 2-cell "Sportsman" with Plate Logoon barrel7-1/8" MOL
Sep 30, 2010 - 5:34 PM
  Christopher
Does anybody know where I might find a diagram about putting one of these back together, I got one from a friend because it didn't work and I am refurbishing it now, but I want to make sure I put it back together correctly. If anyone could help that would be great.
Jun 6, 2010 - 1:11 PM
  cjstuff
Rayovac made flashlights for Sears under contract for many years. If you compare a Rayovac to its Sears Best counterpart, you may notice that the Rayovac plating is slightly better--at least, that's been my experience. Other than that, the lights are essentially identical.
Feb 12, 2010 - 11:51 PM
  joshua
I just found one just like this. but mine is a "sears best" i just found it at a goodwill for 99 cents in mint condition never used. i feel like im hold the greatest flashlight ever. its such a nice light for my vw camper. :)
Feb 12, 2010 - 11:00 PM
  Bill B.
I think the "orange peel" reflectors came out a bit later, though I may be
wrong. Krypton bulbs are good; halogen better, IF you can find one. I have two of these and one 3-cell, the remaining one of several I carried
while in USAF Security Police and two other 3-cells got broken on-duty.
Used it once to prevent having to shoot a local resident while on an off-
Base special detail. I was new, "in country" and didn't know much of the
language, so my flashlight beam caused the sneaking thief to jump up & run
off once he knew he'd been discovered. I wrote the details to Ray-o-Vac
some years ago and they sent me some recent light if they could use the
story in their Co. newsletter. Well, the light they sent me was made in
Malaysia and I had to toss it out years ago, while I still have the 2- and
3-cell ones "made in USA" decades ago.
Nov 7, 2009 - 3:13 PM
  cjstuff
Does anyone have one of these in the 2-C size that they'd be willing to sell for a reasonable price? My father-in-law carried the 2-c version of this light for 30+ years before losing it, and I'd like to find him another one. Curiously, I discovered that I don't have one in that size in my collection, and they haven't exactly been popping up on eBay. I'd be grateful for any help folks can offer!
Jul 31, 2009 - 5:16 PM
  cjstuff
This is probably my very favorite "working" flashlight, and I prefer it to more modern (and arguably more durable) designs. With a krypton bulb, it's incredibly bright.
Jul 31, 2009 - 5:14 PM
  Thomas M
Probably the world's most ubiquitous and successful flashlight. Did anyone NEVER have one of these? If you haven't seen one of these, you probably have never seen a flashlight, period. I have several in various conditions from brand-new-in-box to beater-in-tool-box. Funny that the Eveready Captain seemed to try to go head-to-head against this light (it's very similar), but this 40-year-old has never seen an Eveready Captain until a month ago when I bought one BNIB on eBay. Maybe the best things ARE made in Wisconsin!
With alkaline batteries and a krypton bulb upgrade (Rayovac, of course!), this light can hold its own against any 2D Mag-Lite.
Jul 2, 2007 - 11:46 PM
  Bob S.
Some of the "premium grade" versions of the Sportsman had "orange peel" reflectors. Based on the gold and black plate, this may be a premium grade.
Oct 1, 2006 - 11:20 PM


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