My wife just received a .25 Sterling Auto from her sister. I tore it down to clean it and noticed the safety was pulled out from the frame and it will not cock. It will load a cartridge into the chamber but will not cock or fire. I have checked and cannot seem to find a way to slide the safety back into the frame. I think this has to be the problem but I'm not sure as I'm kinda an amateur at this.
Does anyone know what could be wrong or where I could find an exploded view or owners manual showing the parts?
Thanks in advance, John
I could make a list of a bunch of guns i have, or "have", or wish I had. Why would one feel compelled to provide that infornation freely? Do you feel the need to show off? Is it some immature game of oneupsmanship?
I figured it out with the help of the pics. There's a flat spot on the safety pin that goes into the frame. It needs to be rotated until it slides in and locks. I took the slide off to be able to see it.
Thanks again, John
Same thing happened to me with my Sterling .22lr. Took a while to figure out.
I must say willfully armed's reply ain't half bad, I don't know why I've kept my Sterling, it's basically a single shot.
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