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    Default Re: Teething pains - Aligning the Finderscope



    All of these models using a o-ring as a pivot point work the same.
    Place the o-ring around the center of the tube, push it through the finder bracket (eyepiece end first) until the o-ring is just inside the front of the bracket.

    If your is a completely different style, find a picture of it online and post the link to the image.
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    Default Re: Teething pains - Aligning the Finderscope

    Is this your finder? That's what I find when I google the model number.

    The O-ring sits external to the finderscope and internal to the front of the mounting ring, forming the front support for the finder. The ring supports the O-ring, which supports the front end of the finder. Because it is rubber, it can flex slightly in place, allowing the finder to pivot in the O-ring as the screws at the rear are adjusted.

    Fron the instructions you were provided, it sounds like the intended installation procedure is to place the O-ring onto the finder scope in the groove, and then insert the finder+O-ring into the mounting ring, with the O-ring inside the front ring.
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    Default Re: Teething pains - Aligning the Finderscope

    The O-ring is a snug fit. I had to use a wooden popsicle stick to gently work it into the front of the main tube. a little vaseline helped . Bill
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