It has been almost 20 years since I had a Superposed, but I recently acquired a nice shooter ('62 Belgium 12 ga. 28" LTRK Lightning) and the safety is not behaving as I remember. Of course, me remembering anything correctly at this point is an occasion for uproarious hilarity on the part of my grandsons--who think they're putting one over on the old fart when they insist that my VA benefits were earned in the Spanish-American War--but I digress.... Now where was I...? Oh, right. I seem to remember that the safety reset to the "safe" position automatically when I opened (or closed?) the action, whether I had fired a shell, dry fired, or just pushed the safety off and left it there before working the action.
The reason I ask is, that this new-to-me Superposed does not function that way at all. The safety does not reset to "safe" when I work the action. I pulled the stock, and the receiver has been very well cleaned sometime in the recent past (probably no more than 10-20 shells fired since cleaning) and the previous owner denies all knowledge of any such disassembly and cleaning. He doth protest rather more than necessary.
Anyway, is my memory faulty, or did someone leave out a part upon reassembly? The only schematics I can find on-line are grainy and too coarse to be much help. Any ideas what might have been left out or reassembled incorrectly? Thanks.