Model 70 Combat Commander?
Yesterday I picked up a new re-coil spring and fireing pin spring. So I took her down to change them and figured, while I'm at it I'll go through the whole piece and give it a good cleaning and lube. So I get to the safety and it would not budge. I had to put it into some soft jaws in my vice and had to smack it quite hard to remove it. Now I have never taken it down before. I bought it used some 15 years ago and just started shooting her this winter. It has an extended beaver tail and it never worked. I can pull the trigger and the hammer would drop without the beavertail pushed in. So I cleaned it and lubed it. Assembly was ok every part went back together with ease. Without the slide assembled, to my surprise the beavertail safety worked. After re-assembleing the entire gun, it is the same as before. Can someone give me an idea as to what the past owner did not do? Your help as always would be greatly appreciated.