Well, during my every other week cleaning of my trusty Merkur Progress I applied too much pressure in a downward direction (after correctly unscrewing the cap) and the bottom toggle has slipped out of the handle.
Visible is a metal clamp that sits around the shaft in the recess between the dial and the surround.
Now the thing is I cannot get the handle back inside the shaft with the ring attached as shown, the handle without the ring slides back into the shaft and secures the cap of the razor just fine, but it is a complete pain in the neck when changing blades as the bottom slider falls right out. The razor still shaves perfectly, I just do not want to damage a part I cannot easily get.
Suffice to say I am hopeless with my hands (if you had not already guessed) and I am unsure how to fix this issue, I have not attempted forcing the shaft back in with too much pressure as I am afraid I will distend/fatigue the ring and it will be useless.
If someone can fix my beloved progress, I will pay for postage both ways and make it worth your while.
Any help appreciated, sorry to be a pain in the neck with this too