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Old Friday 26th July 2019, 18:53   #1
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How to fix loose hinge?

I have a Greenring 6x30 model that I really cherish. Just compared it in twilight to a roof 8x32 Zeiss FL, and the Leupold actually was brighter and looked sharper. Though at 6x vs 8x, there was a clear advantage of course. It also has a very comfortable feel thanks to the rounded smooth body.

Meanwhile, the hinge has loosened up a bit more that I prefer. So how can I tighten it without damaging the still pristine-looking body? I presume I'd need to remove the end lids to the hinge. But both seem to have been glued in? Any ideas how I could get them off anyway would be appreciated.
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Old Monday 29th July 2019, 09:57   #2
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These should be the same as our Savanna WP which means, as you've said, the end caps are glued in place. Our service technician says you just have to carefully prise the cap off the far end (nearest to the objective lenses) to reveal a bolt head which can then be tightened.

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These should be the same as our Savanna WP which means, as you've said, the end caps are glued in place. Our service technician says you just have to carefully prise the cap off the far end (nearest to the objective lenses) to reveal a bolt head which can then be tightened.

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Thank you so much, Pete! Really appreciate your help. At least I know now how to procede.
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These should be the same as our Savanna WP which means, as you've said, the end caps are glued in place. Our service technician says you just have to carefully prise the cap off the far end (nearest to the objective lenses) to reveal a bolt head which can then be tightened.

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Unfortunately, there is sufficient glue that had seeped into the cracks that the screw/bolt would not budge.
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