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Stuck Safety

Discussion in 'Sako Medium Actions' started by Hillcountry, Jan 11, 2018.

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  1. Hillcountry

    Hillcountry Well-Known Member

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    Finally had a chance to fire my new 1961 Sako DLX 243 and found that I could not budge the safety - yikes. Has anyone had this problem? Is there something that I am missing?

    Thanks to anyone who can assist

    HC

     

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    I would check your trigger adjustment. If you have the trigger too light, it can cause it to not allow the safety to engage and can also drop the firing pin when you close the bolt.
     
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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Ditto to what Kirk said. The Sako #4 trigger can not be safely adjusted to below around 2 lbs without affecting the safety function. There is no safe direction to point an unsafe rifle. It would behoove you to get this attended to before loading this rifle again!!!!!!
     
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    Thanks - taking to gunsmith
     
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    Check the stock on the right side, forward and below the trigger - this is where lipstick is your friend. You may have contact that prevents the safety from moving. On the bottom is the arm that rotates, if it's contacting, it's stuck. I've seen used rifles where people have ground or files off the tab that slides into the recess in the bolt, which is what makes the gun be on "fire" for the bolt to operate.
     
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    Thanks Greyfox, I don’t think I’m qualified for that procedure so I dropped the gun off at local gun smith hope he doesn’t drop or ding it. He says he can fix it - I pray
     
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    extreme petrified gunk
     
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    Sounds just like what is paralyzing our government today.

    rick
     
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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA! HAHAHA! Oh damn! If I laugh any harder, I'll have an aneurism... Hahahahahahahaha!

    Thank you Rick! Holy cow!
     
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    Perfectly put... Couldn't agree more!
     

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