I'm not sure if some of the questions & answers here will help you but it's worth a look.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/ ... ripod.html
i did a google search looking for YouTube videos - no luck
all I found was some posts on a few blogs saying it was glued on and that you have to drill it out and if the binos were a few years old it was even harder as the glue had hardened up.
Not the best at gull ID but i'll give it a try. […]
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Thanks for sharing these great photos!