Servicing one is pretty simple. You need to clamp the main body and unscrew the non-piston end if memory serves. Easier if you have the right tool but not impossible without.
Sounds positive - I'll give it a try, hopefully nothing internally is knackered, it's definitely out oil as it's dry as a parrot. I don't know much about how it operates so hopefully no seals are shot
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