Well after years of flawless service I've got a sticky problem with my Marlin 336 .30/30. It was made in 1955, pre safety button.
When cycling a fresh round the lever sticks at the end of it's full downward travel. After rattling the lever a bit it generally unsticks and loads a round. There appears to be no problem with the round being released from the magazine tube. I haven't taken it apart yet but that will be my next step, when I have the time!
Anybody got an idea what the problem might be please?