I admit that I am new to the lever action world, but for the life of me I can't get the thing to take a round. Caliber is .45-70.
This is as far as they go in, then the rim catches. If I uncock the lever a bit they will go in the rest of the way, but then they slide backwards after the cover door closes.
I really hope this is me and not the gun. I do have a Marlin 336 and have no problem loading. Does anybody have any ideas before I contact Marlin to send it in?