Astra Cub .22 short REASSEMBLY!!
I got an Astra Cub .22 short pistol from my dad years ago and found it in a drawer today. I decided to clean and lubricate it since it probably had never been done. It came apart easily per the instruction booklet and I wiped it down and oiled it and started reassembly. That's where the trouble began. I tried for at least 3 hours to reassemble it before I decided to ask for help. The problem is that the slide won't move back far enough to get the barrel screwed in to place. I tried without installing the spring assembly just see if that was hang the slide up. It went back but of course that didn't do any good. Am I missing a step or what? If it weren't for the sentimental value I'd have trashed it. So if I cant reassemble it I'll just put it back in the box in pieces I guess. I'd appreciate what ever advice is out there. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!