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    Stuck Lightforce T Handle Friction Nut

    Not strictly pure "Deer Stalking" equipment but I'm in need of some help please.

    I recently purchased a lightforce T handle off eBay that had not been used for some time and the (large black & round) friction nut that adjusts the tension on lamp movement is stuck solid.

    Plusgas, elbow grease and even gentle use of a pair of stillsons won't shift it.

    Any ideas please.

    Thanks in advance.
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    try pouring some boiling water on the nut.

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    can you try soaking it from above,

    if the T bar is stuck as well as the adjusting nut and the locking nut, try to remove the rubber invertid cup top side of the lamp and drop some oil in(do not use WD40 this will melt plastic),

    there is a lock nut that fits above the large nut so make sure you have it unsrewed as well or you will break the nut.

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    Attachment 45511 the top rubber is easy to move.

    the main locking nut is above the adjusting nut, this will not undue easy it its been locked with something, and as far as i am aware they are not easy to come by since the deben crud has hit the sales areas

    best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobjs View Post
    Attachment 45511 the top rubber is easy to move.

    the main locking nut is above the adjusting nut, this will not undue easy it its been locked with something, and as far as i am aware they are not easy to come by since the deben crud has hit the sales areas

    best of luck

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    Idiot (me, not you). I had forgotten about the lock nut - it hasn't got one.

    Back to the eBay seller I think.

    Thanks.

    Iain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyefor View Post
    Idiot (me, not you). I had forgotten about the lock nut - it hasn't got one.

    Back to the eBay seller I think.

    Thanks.

    Iain
    no bother Iain.

    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eyefor View Post
    Idiot (me, not you). I had forgotten about the lock nut - it hasn't got one.

    Back to the eBay seller I think.

    Thanks.

    Iain
    it maybe an older unit, they don't have the lock nut

    Al

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    ..the guy had lost the friction nut so he SUPERGLUED the nut to the body

    Dismantling result -

    Attachment 45766

    and

    Attachment 45767

    Would anyone know where I might find a replacement T handle body, friction nut and locknut please?

    Alternatively anyone got the whole handle (in working condition) for sale

    Thanks.

    PS I did get an apology and a refund from the seller.
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