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Hi  everyone!

I know that there are already discussions on this subject and I followed them to do the vertical alignment procedure on my m9, but I saw that nobody had my problems, so I ask you some advice, maybe someone has had my same experience and can help me.

This is what I did:
I removed the red Leica dot, I dropped a drop of acetone on the adjustment mechanism of the vertical alignment and after a while I inserted the special tool into the hole trying to pivot and move the mechanism.

I have not seen any drops of glue on the mechanism or anything that looks like glue.

However, I noticed that the instrument was not gripped at any point and therefore, rotating the instrument, the vertical alignment mechanism did not seem to move in any direction.

After some time applying more force I noticed a great vertical misalignment. Trying to recover, I could not move the patch anymore.

I ask you if it ever happened to you or if I did something wrong.

thank you

Marco

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