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What's going on with this AO on this scope?

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So I acquired an older Simmons 6.5-20 model 1074 that is one of the older Japanese ones. It's got really clear glass, but the AO is a bit weird on it. It seems really tight and if you try to turn it, you can see that it turns the outer lock ring with it. It's like this ring locks the AO from turning. If you loosen this ring, then you can adjust the AO freely and then lock it back down. I've never seen an AO like this. Is it supposed to be designed like this, or is something going on with it? Here are a couple of pictures of what I'm talking about.

Here is what it looks like,

Here is how I'm talking about taking that ring off. However, you don't have to take it all of the way off, I just did to use for an example. You can just loosen it.

I'm wondering if on this older scope if it's designed as a lock ring and functioning properly, or if it's not supposed to be all the way tight, and just glued there and the glue has just worn? How is this supposed to work?
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: March/25/2012 at 20:14
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Dont know sorry.  Looks like something a drop of locktite would help though.
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