TNVC Re-Introduces The Famed PVS-4 NV Scope

This is an announcement from TNVC regarding the availability of their version of the PVS-4 Night Vision scope.

In our continuing effort to bring economical HIGH quality AND US built NV to the market…

The legendary PVS-4 Night Vision Weapon Sight is one of the most prolific night vision scopes ever made. Originally designed by Optic Electronic Corporation of Dallas in 1975, it was adopted by the U.S. Military in 1978 and served through 2008. That is an incredibly long time for a night vision device! The reason is that it is hard to beat, even by today’s standards. The PVS-4 utilizes a catadipotic lens system that gathers a tremendous amount of light. This provides incredibly clean and clear images, even in a Gen2 configuration.

The TNV/PVS-4 is our version of this classic weapon sight. We start off with a completely refurbished and refinished original PVS-4 housing/optical system. There are no more PVS-4?s being built, so anything available today is going to be “used.” However, these units are meticulously refurbished and upgraded. Parts are replaced and the entire system is just like new. The original systems were manufactured by Varo (Litton). We use new/unissued L3 MX-9644/UV Gen3 image intensifier tubes for the best possible resolution in their class. The reticle is fully adjustable for windage and elevation and features the standard M-16 pattern. This reticle features a range-estimator and a three-point cross hair that provides an aiming point for close range, 200m, and 400m.

The mounting interface on the TNV/PVS-4 has been upgraded from the original design. M1913 Picatinny Rail was not around in 1975, so the original PVS-4 was attached to weapons using proprietary brackets and mounts. Today’s modular weapon platforms feature much easier attachment methods. The TNV/PVS-4 has an excellent LaRue Tactical OEM LT100 quick detach mount. This incredibly solid mount allows users to add or remove the scope from standard M1913 rail without losing their zero.

Our TNV/PVS-4 also features an upgraded power supply. It runs off the ubiquitous CR123A 3-Volt Battery. This helps with commonality of batteries in the field since the majority of electronic devices use this power supply. It will also run off the old military button battery.


7 Responses to “TNVC Re-Introduces The Famed PVS-4 NV Scope”

  1. Paul says:

    I think the first time I saw that optic was on Low Light’s rifle!

  2. Ralph says:

    These and the TVS-5s are still in service somewhat. I have a bunch of both. Getting parts is another story

  3. Mike says:

    Despite the weight and size, I love these things. Good job

  4. Bushman says:

    Great idea.
    Catadioptric optical system is cheaper than lenses, more lightweight and compact, adsorbing much less IR light than lenses.

  5. Patrick says:

    I would pay money not to ever have to use that thing again! Ha! Man, I hate that sight. Good on TNVC for expanding and upgrading but no way for me!

  6. Stefan S. says:

    Flashback to Berlin in 1988. It was a “SGT’s time” favorite!

  7. Thanks guys. This is part of our on-going effort to bring some affordable TRUE quality US made NV rifle scopes to the market.