Mine works normally when only dry-fired. The problem comes when you cock it and then apply the safety. Taking the safety off causes the unwanted hammer fall.EngProf, thanks for the tip. Dry firing in the store revealed no bad habits, so I hope it hold through. Anybody have a source for Savage Serial Numbers, this one is a pretty early one, S/N 130xx
One of those is on my list along with the K38 Masterpiece and K22, both with 6" barrels. Whether I ever hunt them down is another question. My problem is that a man can't have too many shotguns . . .