The spring loaded pin is stuck with some sort of debris. The hot water may work, some sort of solvent may work.
Basically you need to work on getting the spring loaded pin to move.
Feel free to smack the **** out of the sight block as suggested to loosen it up. You aren't going to hurt it, it's not a 1911.
Oh, and you want the muzzle unsupported so it can "ring". The idea is to vibrate the pin to loosen it.
Put some masking tape over it if you are worried about the "finish".
Sorry, I have a bunch of these (mostly built by Jim Fuller at Rifle Dynamics) and I treat them all like "Biker Chicks" rather than "Prom Queens".