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Old Friday 9th September 2011, 16:52   #1
ChadHahn
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Tight Eyepiece on U.S. Navy Mk1 Mod 2 Binos

Yesterday I picked up a pair of Bausch & Lomb 1943 U.S. Navy 7X50 Mk 1 Mod 2 Binoculars. One eyepiece is tight but the other one is stuck. It looks like the previous owner used a pliers :( to try and get it loosened but to no avail. When I turn the eyepiece counter clockwise, it unscrews the whole eyepiece assembly.

What is the best way to loosen the eyepieces? I thought about a couple of drops of oil, but I don't want to get it on the objectives.

Thanks,

Chad
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Yesterday I picked up a pair of Bausch & Lomb 1943 U.S. Navy 7X50 Mk 1 Mod 2 Binoculars. One eyepiece is tight but the other one is stuck. It looks like the previous owner used a pliers :( to try and get it loosened but to no avail. When I turn the eyepiece counter clockwise, it unscrews the whole eyepiece assembly.

What is the best way to loosen the eyepieces? I thought about a couple of drops of oil, but I don't want to get it on the objectives.

Thanks,

Chad
Two frequent contributors to this forum, Simon S and LPT, have performed miraculous restorations on hundreds of binoculars, including wartime B&L 7x50s. You should send them PMs with your question.
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