Agfa Ambi Silette - unusual shutter/wind problem
I took my Ambi Silette out for its first shoot with the 50, 90 and 35mm lenses in my bag.
Prior to heading out, I dry fired the camera multiple times to check the function and the shutter speeds, and everything looked, sounded and worked as it should.
With Tri X in place, I started firing away, only to find that the shutter button could be depressed all the way with no shutter release. After each depression, the button could not be depressed unless the film was advanced. Once the film was advanced, same issue again! So having run through half the film this way, I rewound and removed the film, and worked the camera with the back open. I then realized that what was happening was that when I depressed the shutter button, nothing happened; but when I wound the film on (to allow me to depress the shutter button again), the shutter fired as the wind lever returned to its resting position! I've never seen this issue with any of my old cameras, and I would be very grateful for any advice or assistance in remedying this problem. I don't want to spend a fortune on this, but given that I've invested in the full set of lenses, I'd really like to have this camera working.
Many thanks in advance for your assistance!