DIY borescope on a budget?


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RoyRogers
August 11, 2012, 11:30 PM
Does anyone have an idea for a way to make a borescope? There are nice ones available from Hawkeye, for instance as listed here,

http://www.gradientlens.com/Rigid-Borescopes/Hawkeye-Classic-Slim.aspx

but they're pricey at $1,500 and up for a 22" model that'll do a full-length rifle barrel, or at least good portion of one if it's an M1 Garand or Mosin 91/30.

There are more economical models, like this $175 unit by General Tool,

http://www.amazon.com/General-DCS300-Deluxe-Professional-Camera/dp/B002S0NNDQ/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344736661&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=%22general+instrument%22+scope

but they're more for trades like plumbing. I have one with a small-diameter head and cable that fits a .22 barrel and will focus close-up, but the resolution isn't fine enough for our purposes.

Given today's availability of electronic and optical components, it seems as though it might be possible to put together a DIY scope that does the trick, might not be fancy, but doesn't break the bank. Any ideas?

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chaser_2332
August 11, 2012, 11:38 PM
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August 11, 2012, 11:50 PM
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