hi - new guy here - i have had the rifle below for nearly 40 years. i have recently aquired a magazine for it - at least it fits. i was led to believe it is a savage 23aa - it is stamped
whitte hdwe co.
st. louis, mo
as i said, i thought it was a savage 23aa & the clip fits - but the firing pin looks different - and that's where i'm having my problem.
the firing pin does not retract far enough to allow the round to slide all the way up through the ejector(s) and feed properly into the breech - it comes in at too high of an angle. i took the bolt apart, completely cleaned, buffed, shined & lubed everything thinking that might help - but no go. any ideas from the experts? pics below.