H&R Gamester 16GA Safety is not working
I have an H&R gamester 16GA I just picked up for $100, I may or may not have gotten a good deal, but the gun is in overall great shape, minus one major problem with the safety mechanism.
I was cleaning an tested the safety on the trigger pull, and turns out if I pull just hard enough the pin fires.
I gutted it apart and cleaned and seen if I could maybe realign /tighted etc... or see what may be the cause, and I can't see much but safety sliding bracket (the L shaped one that slides back and forth) that I presume stops the trigger from pressing up on unknown to me mechanisms... I see part of this L bracket looks either ground down, or maybe simply worn, which I presume doesn't stop the trigger, and has a slight gap just big enough to set off when the trigger is pulled. Even with the safety firmly in "Safe" side. The trigger seems to virtually not move very much, and a slightly firm squeeze will engage the firing of the pin. (Trigger moves like 1/32 of an inch it seems.)
Not sure what this would take to make it safer, If there is a simple fix or not, or maybe I need to find these parts (hopefully in good condition) and replace them.
Is anyone out there familiar with this issue? I understand there was a recall at one point? Related to this?
Any help and guidance would be awesome, prior to any accidents with the lack of "Safety" mechanism happening when I take this thing out to shoot.
Pardon my lack of terminology, as I'm not a gun smith, and just learning about these.