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16671 No. 16671 ID: c550c6
Step 1: Acquire parts as follows;
Objective Lens $125
Blemished Gen 2 MX-10130 Tube $215
PVS-7 Body w/ wiring assembly and rear eye piece $366
Collimator $75
Screws and o-rings $21

Total: $802
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>> No. 16679 ID: c550c6
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Both in place
>> No. 16680 ID: c550c6
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And then attach the rear eyepiece with the 8 screws
>> No. 16681 ID: c550c6
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Step 4:
Place image intensifier tube in socket
>> No. 16682 ID: c550c6
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You will notice that there is only one correct way it can go in
>> No. 16683 ID: c550c6
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Step 5:
Install front objective lens
>> No. 16685 ID: c550c6
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The smaller o-ring goes in the smaller track (duh!)
>> No. 16686 ID: c550c6
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Now, you will observe here that it is slightly crooked. The first attempt did not cross thread it, but actually the threads never met. The o-ring kept the threads from meeting and prevented the tube from being pushed far enough in to be powered on. With a second attempt it worked fine.
>> No. 16687 ID: c550c6
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YAYYY! Second generation blemishes! But for the price I won't complain.
>> No. 16688 ID: c550c6
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And looking outside with snow on the ground. I've never been good with taking pics through NV.
>> No. 16689 ID: c550c6
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So, overall I ended up with:
a.) a beater NVG
b.) something I can sell for what I paid in the future
c.) a potential host for a Gen 3 tube in the future

>> No. 16701 ID: 2ed649
Might want to start shopping for an IR laser too. That would complete your set-up. They even make good PEQ-15 clones now.

Unlike your nods, this one won't really wear out from use, so it will work for when you upgrade.


I'm sure there are cheaper options out there.
>> No. 16724 ID: e649f7
I have nothing to add, just wanted to say it's a cool build.
>> No. 16769 ID: 83dc20
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I got some more tubes in today. At the price I won't complain for them being Omni III tubes. I'll post some more pics later.
>> No. 16778 ID: 5ff4a9
Where does one find these miscellaneous parts?
>> No. 16779 ID: bd2e16
Do tell.
>> No. 16782 ID: 5f423f
This is relevant to my interests. I would also like to know how to do this and obtain these components.
Between ITAR and the weak Syrupdollar, nightvision is a pipedream for me at this point.
>> No. 16783 ID: bd9939
Don't want to add to scarcity, but color me way interested in this too.

Your step by step pictures are a huge help, but is there a detailed guide that helps one understand the function of what he's screwing into what and the consequences for fucking up said sequence?
>> No. 16789 ID: c550c6

There are Gen 2 NVGs that are legally exportable from the US.

I don't have a detailed guideline, I just did it from experience with my other PVS-7 that I had to send in to get some wires soldered.
>> No. 16794 ID: 582fb3

If you want night vision tubes w/o the hassle of ITAR then your best bet would be DEP Photonis which is pretty much a merger of both the French and Dutch electro optics industry. They provide tubes to the Chinese and Russians too. Since they're the only game in town besides Uncle Sugar their tubes will be priced accordingly but the XD4 is a solid Gen II tube. The XR5 isn't (on paper) the equivalent of the latest Omni VII or whatever intensifiers but I wouldn't discount them either. Naturally both can be throw in whatever NVD setup- either PVS14 type monocular, a fancy ANVIS dual tube which will set you back at least 5 to 6 grand or even the PVS7 or LUCIEs where it's two eyepieces running through the single tube. Keep in mind hunting with them generally runs afoul of the law in a lot of places unless the area you live sez it's kosher for pest control.
>> No. 16810 ID: 5f423f
As I understand it, it is acceptable up here to use on wildlife that is not a game animal with a designated season etc...

But regardless, my desire to get this is for the Feral Dindu Apocalypse rather than shooting prairie dogs or some shit.
>> No. 16872 ID: dd78be
Newcon Optic is out of Canada, their sets use either Photonis Gen 2 SHP or Russian Gen2/3 tubes and they sell just tubes.
The Russian tubes may or may not be economical but they come in every common size (Including PVS-7, and MX10160/ANVIS/PVS-14 size)
>> No. 16873 ID: dd78be
Ah same place I snagged an MX-10160 ANVIS with a very minor blem (acceptable for service) tube for sub $900, still 215 is pretty good for a blem tube, PVS-7 tubes have dropped in price pretty nicely so the prospect of finding a non blem for under $600 is likely.

Also for builders out there I feel the need to point out Wolverine tactical, it was tremendous resource for PVS-14 parts for my build.

Also anyone bothered getting their shit purged or is it not worth it?
>> No. 16874 ID: dd78be
You planning on picking up an IR laser to go with your setup now?
>> No. 16875 ID: dd78be
>Been awhile since I perused the TNVC IR laser page
Wait how has the CQBL jumped to the $800 region??? When I picked one up it was in the sixes (when they were relatively new).
Even the Class 1 ATPIAL has jumped in price.

Has there been another cheap n' decent mono selling like hotcakes? I remember when the Gen2+SHP GT14's were sub 2k
>> No. 16876 ID: c550c6
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My first PVS-7 I did, the blemish isn't that bad and it's and either an Omni IV or V tube so it seemed worth it for $75 plus shipping.

>IR laser
>IR laser
>IR laser

Feast your eyes on my NIB PAQ-4C that I bought for $500 about 5 months ago and totally forgot to post about it
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Even came with the cleaning q-tips still in their original bag and the manual in pristine condition.
>> No. 16940 ID: d0041a
Very nice.
What's the deal with PAQ-4C's anyway? Did they come after PEQ-2's?
When I was in my unit went from PEQ-2's straight to peq-15's
What are the issues of the PEQ2 and PAQ in comparison and to the new Peq15/ATPIAL?
>> No. 16947 ID: c550c6
>What's the deal with PAQ-4C's anyway? Did they come after PEQ-


>What are the issues of the PEQ2 and PAQ in comparison and to the new Peq15/ATPIAL?

Less features, weighed more, took up more room on a rail, I would imagine cost to the Govt may have been less(?).
>> No. 16948 ID: c550c6
*more cost for PEQ-2 than a PEQ-15
>> No. 16961 ID: 08f745
Pac4 was purely a aim pointer, with remote and on-housing switch. Intended originally for standard M16 use. I think the C variant brought use of remote switches.

Peq-2 brought a more rugged combination IR laser/illumination aiming system. You had caps that you could use to either change pointer styles for identification of say, a squad leader's aim point for where you should be shooting, as well as multiple intensity and settings with regards to laser, laser+illuminator, or laser, laser+illuminator in non-eyesafe full power mode. You had adjustable focus for the illuminator and as it was aimable as well, you could tighten its beam down and use it as your aiming point if your primary laser broke or got occluded or something.

Things got cheaper once that shit was figured out, then the 15 came along and combined multiple features with even more modern technologies to facilitate what you have today.
>> No. 18248 ID: 4ff170
>>16677Where did you get the o-ring for the rear cover? I can't seem to find it anywhere.
>> No. 18249 ID: 6e1554
eBay. But after searching I'm having a hard time finding one there, or anywhere now.

Also I got 2 more PVS-7 bodies a few months ago for my 2 remaining tubes. One I'm going to give to my dad for his birthday. I'll post pics later.
>> No. 18251 ID: 4ff170
I did some further checking around, it turns out that TNVC carries it but it's not listed on their site. You'd have to call to order that part specifically. It's called a 'Main Housing O-Ring' and their price is $6.
>> No. 18252 ID: f5c3ed
I've seen it as "quad ring" before too.
>> No. 18254 ID: f5c3ed
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Pvs-7D bodies with B objective assemblies. $350 each complete on eBay. My dad is getting the one on the right.
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I'm also giving him my least blemished tube. It's only an OMNI III though so the gain isn't as good as my others. But where we live there's always eternal twilight to provide a good NV experience.
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Not bad at all. I really need to get me some more intensifiers for backups. My current setup is a PVS-7B, Rhino 2, riding on a Ops Core Fast Bump,and a TNVC Mohawk MK1 counterweight bag in Multicam Black.
>> No. 18257 ID: a1c484
What's your current tube?
>> No. 18258 ID: f5c3ed
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My dad couldn't have been happier. It's his 60th birthday today. He's a former DoD/Civilian Department of the Navy employee. He saw a MIRV test off the coast of Cuba in the early 80s. Currently works as a HVAC engineer.

(No batteries in PVS-7 in pic)
>> No. 18259 ID: 4ff170
MX-10130C/UV Gen 3
>> No. 18261 ID: 927128
Nice! I have a blemished tube from a PVS7 given to me by a friend in law enforcement. I've tried bidding on dead PVS7's and parts but the stateside sellers reject it for Customs teasons (itar). I keep trying anyways, hope to luck out eventually.
>> No. 18265 ID: f5c3ed
Where are you located? There are some Russian NV scopes that use MX10130 tubes. Not sure if we can get those in the US but maybe in Euroland.
>> No. 18284 ID: 3f1969
I'm in Canada.
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