We have seen a lot of posts discussing broken door handles, but none that seem close enough to our situation. Our '78 Argosy handle went out on us right after we bought it. I think I can see what's wrong with it but I'm not 100% sure. The insides seem to be fine (the key turns the lock and you can feel and hear it clicking/it latches when shut), it truly looks to be exactly what meets the eye: as if the small pins that hold the rod in place have rusted out and no longer move the latch when the handle is pulled. Someone tell me, is this true?
It seems as though I just need to drill out the old rusted pins that are still there but not functioning, and put some new pins in?
We're open to installing a deadbolt if we can get instructions on exactly how.
Any insight will be greatly appreciated! We are moving into it in less than two weeks and will need a short term solution if a permanent one isn't quickly attainable. Thanks in advance!