Good news. At lunch today (I work 2 Miles from my house)Was able to easily remove the projo with the brass rod and hammer. The problem with the cylinder closing was powder got under the ejector face keeping the ejector from going all the way in. 2 seconds with a toothbrush and the cylinder closes. Now I have to clean it well........there is powder frigging everywhere!!!! I'll clean it up tonight incant stand having it all full of powder. May do a full take down to be sure it's all out of the internals. What a mess.....when I opened the cylinder and hit the ejector rod after the squib powder fell out everywhere.