I purchased my new Saint-Victor B5 less than a year ago new. The dust cover would not close even after pushing heavily. I did not notice this until after getting home with my new gun. I contacted Springfield and was told they would simply hit the cover with an armorer's hammer several times to close the cover and loosen up. They indicated I could do the same thing so as not to need to ship back to Springfield. I have a rubber mallet. I covered the dust cover with a cloth and tried repeatedly to hit the cover. It will close when hit by the mallet but not with simple hand pressure. I really hate hitting my new rifle with a mallet and don't really want to ship back to Springfield unless that is my only option. Of course, I do not want to damage my rifle. Any ideas?