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Can a zoom lever on a pair of binoculars be repaired

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A 2 part epoxy adhesive would be the best bet to glue it back on

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SOURCE: I have a pair of 25x100 Orion binoculars. The

It depends on what exactly is broken. Low temperature silver brazing can fix a fatigue failure of a bracket. You should contact Orion and ask them to quote repair cost.
Orion Telescopes & Binoculars
Returns Department
89 Hangar Way
Watsonville, CA 95076
Or take it back to the dealer where it was purchased. If it is still under warranty, take your receipt as well. You may get a new binocular in exchange.

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