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Rivet gun needs put back together. rivet was stuck in gun and was broken down to remove rivet. gun was left without the spring being put back in. top hole on gun is stretched and bent backwards. is it worth saving?

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It could be that your rollers are wore out and let the drum fall down. If you stick your hands inside of the drum can you lift it up with your hands like maybe the drum is down lower then it should be? And do this while not running of course. lol See if there is any slop in the drum with your hand lifting up and down on the drum. See if you can also pull it forward any.

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