Help Iowegan. I was going through the IBOK for the ruger Mk II and when I got to the part about safety check, I realized mine does not work properly. I bought this Mk II in 1989 when I was fourteen. I did not realize you were supposed to be able to put it on safe before a round was chambered. For nearly twenty years I have shot this gun by the tens of thousands and always inserted a magazine, pulled back the bolt ears, let it slam forward and chamber a round, and then put the safety on. When checking the safety operation, I realized mine is not capable of being put into safe until the bolt has been cycled. However, the safety does keep the gun from firing. Should I be concerned? Or should I keep shooting it for another twenty years the way it is?