New U.S. Military Surplus Radiation Detector

Item # WX2-75831

Loading...
  • Google+
  • Pinterest
Details & Specs

High radiation level? 717 Portable Detector Tells the real story.

No guesswork with this working Model 717 Radiation Detector. It determines radioactive contamination levels from a possible nuclear disaster. Every bomb shelter should have one.

In fact, this unit has a removable bottom panel with a spool of cable you can place outside your bomb shelter with the gauge instrument inside to read radiation levels from underground.

Built-in mode selector. Uses a single D battery (not included). Measures 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 7"h., weighs 4 lbs.

Condition: brand new, but may have some shelf-wear due to long-term storage.

!!! Limited Quantities !!!

Reviews
New U.S. Military Surplus Radiation Detector is rated 4.0513 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New and In the Box This unit was made in 1964 by Victoreen Instrument Co. in Cleveland, OH. It came to me new in the original box and in pristine condition, with two operator's manuals and even a "D" size Eveready "9 Lives" battery that showed no corrosion after all this time. I live outside the 10 mile evacuation radius for the North Anna nuclear power station, but with a large enough accident and the right winds....you get the picture. Needless to say I haven't used it and hope not to need it. For nostalgia buffs, the battery sold originally for 20 cents.
Date published: 2015-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Radiation detector Received item before estimated delivery date. Was indeed brand new. Quite pleased. Hope I never have to use it.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Measures only high radiation levels This is a 50 year old device that measures high levels of gamma radiation such as after a nuclear bomb. Not usable for less than 1 rad/hr which is a more typical level encountered in the environment. I returned it as it would not suit my needs.
Date published: 2014-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Appears to work but not calibrated. So we either have to return it or try to get it calibrated somewhere else...
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Missing knobs, Could not open cable compartment, did not explain the complications involved in setting up and calibrating the meter.
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This model of radiation detector is mostly a cool prop since it is not capable of reading low doses of radiation. This is a device that is designed for CD officers to detect high levels of radiation following a nuclear blast. The designed is very high quality and a great testament to the Cold War but is not a good tool for checking radiation levels around your average American home.
Date published: 2014-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from i did not receve a operating manual withe the detector
Date published: 2014-03-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Defective. Being returned.
Date published: 2014-03-02
  • 2015-07-28T07:26CST
  • bvseo_cps, prod_bvrr, vn_cps_3.1.5
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_39
  • loc_en_US, sid_75831, PRD, sort_mostRecent
  • clientName_sportmansguide
Q & A
<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1460278"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Does This unit have a instruction manual ? I see your other unit does not. What types of Radiation does this unit Detect ? How does the Display read ?boba </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: boba</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1719398"> This item does come with an instruction manual. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-03-23</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--><ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">2015-07-28T10:48CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_cps, prod_bvqa, vn_cps_3.1.5</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_75831, PRD, sort_recentAnswersFirst</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_sportmansguide</li></ul><!--end-bvseo-questions--><!--BVSEO|dz:Main_Site-en_US|sdk:v1.0.7.0-n|msg:timer 62ms -->
Articles & Tips

You May Also Like

Join or Renew The Sportsman’s Guide Buyer’s Club® Today!

$29.99 per year   • Save up to 10% on purchases every day.
Join Renew More Info