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All -- I managed to score of couple of J models with AAA logos on the barrel (I'm a sucker for that kinda thing, pics in a couple of days) -- sadly, both are a bit rougher than described on the auction site, but the prices were low enough that I don't feel misused . . . .

Both have cap jewels that are raised enough from the cap to allow the clips rotate freely, though the jewels themselves don't move --

I know I can substitute any black J cap, but if there's a way to tighten up the jewel/cap interface, that's be great . . . .


thanks!


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The early J jewels were threadded. If your lucky they will just screw back down. If they arent threadded, you can do a quick fix with a tiny drop of super glue gel under the clip then another under the jewel to hold everything down.



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Sir -- thanks for the reply -- it's not a transitional, which means no threads on the jewel (I was holding my breath while checking, and crossing fingers, too!).

I"m considering removing the cap liner and seeing if I can't seat the jewel using my 5-ton hydraulic press (joing, really) . . . . I may just remove the liner and see if I can't gently seat the jewel just a hair (which is really all it needs) . . .

I hate to glue to poor dear, but am willing to do so, if it comes to that.

THanks again, and enjoy the New Year celebration, no matter it's form!

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Super glue is sort of permanat....

I'd suggest a bit of clear mono-fish line, fish knot it and clip tight, and melt the knot with a hot needle to the under top of the clip....That way when you fianlly get around to reparing it properly, it can be done, with no big SUPER GLUE problem.

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you might also try using a piece of wide rubber band to get some grip on the surface of the jewel.  As well using a hair dryer to heat it up if someone else used a sealant on the thread- I twisted off a Vac jewel because the last person had glued the threads!

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