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Old 11-01-2014, 10:46 AM
KimFella

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Originally Posted by ShootsAtSky View Post
It probably had some water or cleaning solvent get inside between the steel body and the brass or aluminum inner tube and the corrosion has them locked together. You're on the right track pushing from each end, but use a flash light to make sure there isn't an alignment tab or dimple on one side.

You might try turning a dowel to size, or a find or make a washer that just fits and tap against that. You might also be able to run the adjuster base screws back in and get it to break loose with some tapping on them.

Just be sure you know where the lenses are before you push or tap.

Bob
Thanks. I saw another of your photobucket photos showing a 'L' shaped keyway on the inner tube. If mine has the same thing I may have been trying to push it the wrong way. Or it is seized and has to be pushed - with your dowel - just a smidgeon to break the corrosion before it can be turned out of the lock. If mine is like yours then it will only push toward the eyepiece as the post/pin/dimple that mates with the keyway will prevent it going the other way.

Thanks again Bob

Mike K
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