Everything is metal and glass. Keeping this picture bigger as I think this is cool. I love that knurled retainer ring made for hands and no tools. It was correctly set when I unscrewed it and nested back to position when I put it back on. This made examining the lens a pleasure. NICE lens in spite of some small coating marks. Considering my intent to dispose of this scope, the lens was not removed or cleaned.
Another step up was the dew shield threading. Two of the other scopes were stuck. The two other shields that did come off had far less threading. This 5VTE dew shield came off and went on very nicely.
I mic'd all 4 tubes for wall thickness. The 5VTE is the thickest wall. Consider how substantial the finish damage is. This is the ugliest most abused tube and it has absolutely no dents or dings. This is ideal for a strip, light touch up, and paint.
I used to have a bag labeled 5VTE parts but haven't seen it for along time. I think it was scavenged for parts but I'll do a quick look around and include if found. This matches nothing I have and is too incomplete to bother restoring on this end. It is f r e e with stipulation that receiver already has one and can appreciate the parts. Don't pm me if you don't have one, send a picture, better yet strut your stuff here. It ALL stays together, receiver can toss stuff, not me. I won't be stuck with bits impossible to pass on or bother with, all or nothing, u cover shipping, no regular pypl.
Edited by apfever, 21 May 2021 - 10:58 AM.