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You can re insert your pistons if you pull them out, with the old rings. The rings move around a lot. I once pulled the engine down after about 2 short runs from a rebuild (ie about 30mins running). The rings had moved all over the place from where they had been set. I posted a pic somewhere on this forum - of before/after.
The issue with running with known broken (or unknown) rings is they eventually damage the piston and the bore. If you search enough threads you will find pics.
If you don't have reason to suspect any ring damage, you can extract the cylinders and pistons intact - ie leave them as a unit.
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Alan
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