Thanks guys. I'll try the penetrating oil. If that doesn't get it then I'll try heating it. The heat is how I gotten them to open before though they were still very stiff at that time.
How bad do I want a Bandera. I love the way it cooks and really want to restore this one to health. It is dark now so I'll try to get pictures tomorrow and post them if I can. I really am ashamed of myself for letting it get to this point, but this forum has inspired me to restore it.
I am going to check out Academy too, though I haven't seen any of either in the stores for a couple years now. The problem with the other two listed is they are more expensive than the Bandera was. I know they are good, but I want to try restoring first. If I can't then I'll consider buying new.