So I'm trying to remove the bunny ears pin on a Vintage Graflex I just picked up, and the darn thing won't budge. I got the pin tapped out with a hammer and an eyeglass screwdriver, and it moved enough that it's through the first bracket on the body, but it won't move past that point no matter what I do. (It's moved like 1/8"). This occurs right where it would pass through the bunny ears, and it simply won't start moving into the tube that holds the bunny ears in place. It's like it's corroded, but the rest of the hilt is in such good condition that I'm beginning to doubt this.
I know people say to tap this out with a hammer, but I've done everything I can with the hammer without destroying the Graflex. I'd like to preserve the pin, if possible, so drilling through it is kinda out too. Does anyone else have any suggestions? I've tried prying it out, I've tried pulling it with a needlenose plyers, and I've hit it about as hard as I can with the hammer, with no further result. I'm about at the end of my rope here - any suggestions would be appreciated.