Howdy y'all. My '73 is having some trouble with the whole loading and operating bit. The brass cartridge loader (I don't even know what to call the thing) is not reciprocating properly when I work the lever. More specifically, it is not dropping back flush when after I lever it. Y'all got any ideas?
If it were mine I'd start by opening it up and having a look. First guess is it's filthy dirty and so gummed up it can't function. Second guess is a worn or broken pin or spring.
Could you post some pics?