I've bent small snap-rings / c-rings back into shape before but it's best to replace it. A hammer is not the right tool. I put it in a vise and used a small pair of pliers to gently bend the portion that is deformed back into shape.
Probably not a stock item at a bike shop but you may get lucky. Could also try hardware store.
As a last resort, you could try wrapping machinist wire around the groove where C-clip goes then twist ends together tightly with pliers. May get you out on the trail instead of waiting for a replacement.
OP Randum, you are tough on gear!
The clip is a back up in case the bolt should go loose. If you can reform it with pliers, hammer, rock, paper, scissors, whatever, and it clips on, that's cool.
Home Depot, Lowe's, all good but man, True Value has an awesome selection of hardware.
As long as it clips in, it's good.
It's a backup against the bolt backing out, so the surface area of the flat surface takes the tension in bolt release mode. As long as it stays in, move to other worries, like mastering Manuals.
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