I have a Sempert & Krieghoff Neptun Standard drilling of the type with the rifle barrel cocker on the top tang. To ready the rifle barrel for firing the sliding cocker is moved forward. Once the rifle tumbler is cocked the slide springs back to its original position.

In Kulp's drilling book he writes that on his post war Neptun the cocker is moved forward to cock and back to uncock. Mine (made in 1937) doesn't work that way.

My question is: If I don't decide to fire the rifle barrel or want to uncock it, how do I do this? As I understand it (from reading the drilling edition of Der Waffenschmied) the safety on the left sidelock is only for the shot barrels. There must be a way to safe the rifle barrel once cocked.

Thanks for any information,

Roger


Edited by C. Roger Bleile (10/20/12 11:33 PM)
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