1434 Jackson Equip Springs Online Auction, May 13, 2021- the purpose of the beehive spring on a rivet gun is to retain the rivet set during use ,1434 Jackson Equip Springs Online Auction, May 13, 2021. Listing ID#: 389329. 1998 Photos - Click To View. Sale Location. Albuquerque, NM 87107. Sale Dates and Times SALE IS COMPLETED. Bidding Starts: Thursday May 13. Bidding Ends: Thursday May 13.Rivet Gun Notes and Riveting Tips - EAA1/2/1993· That is because the driving end of the set will have a cup-like depression that conforms to and fits over the rivet head shape and size to be driven. To retain a rivet set in the rivet gun, a coiled retainer spring is screwed onto the end of the gun. There are two types.