Trying to cleanup an old model 73 for a friend. This little .22 was her late husbands and has sentimental value. Pretty beat up but its time to get her son into shooting. Upon cleaning it up I noticed that the firing pin (in the center???) is ALWAYS poking out of the face of the bolt. Whether cocked or not it is always poking out.
The firing pin has good pressure and springs back fine when pressure is applied. I would think that there should be some mechanism that would lock the pin back until the hammer falls. Any one have experience or knowledge of this action?