I have a Savage Model 12 VLP SS in 300 wsm
the gun is around 4 years old now, never any problems very accurate, I like it a lot.
I shot it today, fired one shot, then when putting another in, noticed that the safety was not working.
the rifle did not discharge or anything like that, but the safety would not go into the safety position, where the bolt cannot move.
if the safety is in the middle position, i can close the bolt and put it into the furthest back position, full safe, but once i move the safety to furthest forward position, the fire position, i am unable to move the safety back again.
I shot the rifle Thursday evening, and had 0 problems it functioned perfectly.
what would be causing this?
upon further inspection, the rod that holds the trigger into the action is bent, i am not sure how or why that happened, but it is straight and where it goes through the spring for the bolt release lever, that is bent from that point to the retaining head end.
could this be causing that? I am unsure
has anyone experienced anything like this, or know why it would happen?
thanks in advance