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I've discussed that subject before, and you all insisted that i have to unscrew it.

Now I have this marine band, you have to see to believe!

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Here's a folder containing all the photos that you may want to see

there's no screws on this one, it has rivets, where you have a machine pressing down on the plate and securing it in its place.

Anyway, I tried unscrewing it, and one of the rivets fell off, you can see that in the pictures, and therefore I cannot take the plate off, I could break it but will never be able to reassemble it. (no music shop sells marine band harmonica in my county) This one is a Marine Band made by Hohner N 1896 key of C.

How do you clean this one? I just had to ask the question again, and please don't vote it up, it's kinda the same as the other one, I don't want any reputation. I just had to ask it, because I received no direct answer to the other question, everyone suggested to unscrew it, but now as you see in the pictures, there's no screws.

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I don't want to reopen a closed question and it is unethical to unaccept the accepted answer, it was a good one but now i need different answers, new situation –  Fischer Dec 20 '13 at 19:33
Picture is so out of focus as to not be helpful. –  Dave Dec 20 '13 at 19:43
@Dave I updated the post –  Fischer Dec 20 '13 at 20:08
According to a friend who has played marine band for many years, all that he's owned have screws, so this could be a rare model.The rivets could be drilled out and others put in after, but it may be worth checking its value first. –  Tim Jan 1 '14 at 12:46
From the photo with the best focus, it looks like it's possible that it's not a rivet, just a screw head that has broken off. –  Hannele Jan 20 '14 at 4:30

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Take the [not rivets] pins out, clean, then put them back.

Old herings super 20 were like that too, using rivets. I had a lot of them and you can just take them out and back without any problem several times. They are long they will still work.

If you don't take the cover, you can't clean it properly. It's like trying to cook eggs without breaking them.

Don't be afraid. Your harmonica will survive.

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So they're not rivets, they're pins? –  slim Jan 20 '14 at 8:35
yes, they are pins –  Please let me out Jan 20 '14 at 9:12
Cant do so, I tried talking one off but i couldn't put it back. Do i have to use a hammer? it won't stick to its place –  Fischer Jan 20 '14 at 12:46
youtube.com/watch?v=mTnDYos5doI - raise a little before using a knife –  Please let me out Jan 20 '14 at 13:31

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