Originally Posted by lpmaster
You can try carefully super gluing a small Allen into the eye cover screw.
For the French it might be loctited in there just heat it up as hot as you can get it a hair dryer should work then use a strap wrench or worst case scenario, vice grips/wrench/vice using a leather belt or similar to protect the feedneck
Wow. That superglue trick is brilliant. Thank you so much.
As for the feedneck, I was afraid it might be loctite. However, I did not know it reacted to heat like that. I'll give it a try when I get back from the field tomorrow.
Thanks for the help.
Edit: do you know if the eye screw is the same as the newer DM's?