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I have an excellent condition 1884 Trapdoor question on the buffington sight the knob will not move I have read somewhere that it may be pinned, how can I tell if it is pinned do I have to remove the sight to find out,I would hate to do any damage to it as it looks like it came straight from the factory.
Most likely dryed oil and gunk or rust between the sliding plates. Almost every one I have run across was stiff or did not move. Soak it in Krol or some penrtrating oil for a day or so then try to move the nobs. Can do on the rifle, better to remove it, just two screws .
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