my son and I took the 30-30 out to sight it in for 150 yds, (average distance around my tree stand to edge of woods) son went up stand first and I handed rifle up to him...when I got up there he was loading the rifle..well attempting anyways....he had the lever in the OPEN position and had actually managed to stick a shell in the magazine...ME not knowing he had already stuck one in, told him to close the lever before loading..he tried to but..you guessed it...couldn't...after 15 min working with it..removing the cap,spring and follower..i got shell out....
Now the action jams up even when empty..(dont want to open) hangs just when the bolt contacts the hammer..and as the shell enters the bore it jamms again..
so the question is this..what parts should i be looking at? this will be the first time I have completly took down a lever action so be kind..I do have a parts diagram to look at. and I have watches several vidios of the take down on u-tube...would rate my experience in this matter as ..BEGINNER..
or should I just bite the "Bullet" and take to a repair shop?
As I get Older, I have come to understand why our Founding Fathers chose our countrys motto to be "IN GOD WE TRUST", somehow they knew in the future WE would come to the point that WE COULD NO LONGER TRUST THE ONES WHO RUN IT!