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Sea Sniper enclosed track safety problem


New Member
Apr 8, 2019
New Zealand
I recently bought a Sea Sniper enclosed track rear handle gun, one of the last few made with the sliding safety mechanism. The safety works fine when the gun is not loaded but as soon as the rubbers are on the sliding safety is completely stuck.

Any ideas what would cause this? The trigger doesn't seem to move once loaded and I can't see any other force acting onto the sliding mechanism that would cause it to jam.

popgun pete

Well-Known Member
Jul 30, 2008
I am not familiar with the Sea Sniper safety, but for it to jam the trigger must be leaning on it when load is applied to the spear via the bands and the mechanism then moves slightly to take up the strain. On forward trigger mechanisms the sear lever under load pulls the trigger forwards and slightly away from any transverse safety sliding bar directly behind the trigger. With reverse trigger mechanisms the load from the sear lever also pushes the trigger forwards as it presses down on the top of the trigger above the trigger pivot pin and for the trigger to go back the other way the sear lever would have to tip the top of the trigger forwards which should not happen as that is what the gun does to shoot! Some photos would help, or a bit more info on the type of Sea Sniper gun as they made lots of different guns. Remember that safety devices must be "off" for the shaft relatch as otherwise the triggers push back on the safety bar or cam and prevent the relatch of the trigger mechanism.
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