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I am in the process of putting back together a Kohlert Regent tenor saxophone and noticed that one of the palm keys (high D on an alto?) seems bent. I noticed this because the part of the key close to the pad rubs against the little metal walls that guide the key:

http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/nebula_3/media/2016-06-10 17.31.23_zpsk47zu1py.jpg.html

I also noticed that when I swivel the bottom part of the key (where the palm presses), the top part moves the other way. However, this is not the case when I shimmy the key back and forth along the rod (which seems to have some tiny looseness, but nothing as serious)

What is the best way to correct this?

Here are some more photos:
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Thank you!
 

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First step would be to get rid of the wobble and end play. Swedge the key so that it is tight on the hinge rod and between the posts. If it still wobbles on the rod after swedging, a new rod will have to be made at the correct diameter. After that you can bend the key for proper clearance at the guide.
 
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