you are sure you are pulling just on the rewind knob?
Originally Posted by starcade design
Don't mean to beat a dead horse or insult -- but if yu are pulling on that ring below it with the asa numbers, you are not going to get anywhere. Lift the handle of the rewind knob, the think you unfold to rewind,, push the safety lock back and pull up just on the handle/crank of the rewind knob. the whole knob should come up, back should pop open.
if that don't work, sorry, may need a repair shop. essex highly recommended.