I'm a new owner of a Savage 24-D series P, in .22 lr over 20 gauge. I was very excited to pick up from my FFL. When I got it home and inspected the operation I encountered a problem. I cock the hammer back, then fire, and the hammer is nowhere close to striking either firing pin regardless of which the hammer selector is set to. Now I haven't tried to fire any live ammunition, but I don't need a PhD in gun science to realize that the hammer HAS to strike the firing pin in order to go boom. It seems a lot like there is a hammer block safety engaged, but I don't see one anywhere on the firearm and can't find any mention of one no matter how I phrase it to Google. There is a sizable bar that seems to be impeding the hammer but it only matches up location-wise with an assembly pin, no cross-bolt safety sort of mechanism. I'm not familiar with these firearms other than handling at gun shops. As far as I know there is just a release lever, a hammer with barrel selector switch, and a trigger. The hammer does cock all the way rearward. Does any experienced member here have any ideas? I'll try and attach a couple pics to show what I'm talking about. Thanks in advance.