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Binoculars barrels won't stay in position, need tightening tool

Cabela's XT full-sized binoculars: the two halves do not stay in position when adjusted for eye-width. I think the problem is a screw-like part in the bridge,under a plastic, screw-in part with the serial number. This part, which has two holes on the outer, upper suface probably needs tightening. The problem I have is that a special tool to fit in the two holes is needed to turn the part. I can't turn it by inserting a small screw-driver into one of the holes. Where can I find the part to adjust the tension on the bridge mechanism that holds the two barrels of the binoculars in place?

Thank you.
Dan

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