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    Hi guys,

    I recently bought a Moore and Wright 0-300mm depth micrometer. Not in too bad shape for the price. I have however noticed that the barrel runs eccentric to the body, it’s just enough for one side of the barrel to touch the body when revolving.


    Is this somthing I can correct or will I end up making it worse?

    Any advice or previous experience would be appreciated 👍🏼

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    I don't have an M&W mic so I'm going by other designs I do have. Thimbles are often seated on a taper at the end of the screw. You might just remove the screw and thimble, clean things up and reassemble to see what you've got.

    And I suppose if cleaning hasn't fixed it and you do the shade tree mechanic version of mic repair, just shim the correct side with with a handy short hair.

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    Yer, it’s pretty much that design from what I see, thanks for the input

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke.kerbey View Post
    Hi guys,

    I recently bought a Moore and Wright 0-300mm depth micrometer. Not in too bad shape for the price. I have however noticed that the barrel runs eccentric to the body, it’s just enough for one side of the barrel to touch the body when revolving.


    Is this somthing I can correct or will I end up making it worse?

    Any advice or previous experience would be appreciated 👍🏼
    Luke, find the high side, and give it a small tap with a small brass hammer.

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    Yer, I’d rather not egg the thinwall thimble. Thanks for the advice though


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