Converting a real Graflex


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Well, I'm finally getting around to converting a vintage Graflex 3 Cell flash handle into a lightsaber, and need a few pointers. I have the Blastec kit, and have decided on an ESB minus the second red button. [my own version if you will] mainly because I like the ESB grips, D ring, and circuit board better.

Now, all the online reference I can find have the clamp facing the bottom of the flashgun. orienting the midsection in the 3:00 o clock direction as oppose to the 9:00 o clock as it is now. On this still working vintage Graflex, the clamp lever is facing the head of the gun. So, am I suppose to reverse the clamp? Also, where should I start with the T grip material, is there an orientation that is most preferred, or just as long as it is equally spaced? Also, the D ring, it needs to be oriented so that when hanging by the D ring, the top of the flashgun is pointing away from the body?

Any tips would be appreciated.



Probe Droid

Master Member
Ya gotta reverse the lever. Remove top and bottom tube portions from the clamp. Squeeze the rail grips (where the bubble strip goes) together and the pin will pop out a bit. Once the square piece of the pin is out, just turn it around. Reattach the tube, and you're done. :thumbsup