Make sure the lever is in the closed position when loading.
Hi, took friend to range to shoot Henry Big Boy H006M for first time. While I was fiddling with a Marlin, he shot 8 rounds of 357’s and took loading tube out. He then, with the action still open, loaded another 8 rounds and when he went to cycle the action, could not get it to close. No matter what we tried could, we not release action.
After the range outing, went home and called customer support, and was told a round was most probably stuck as the result of not closing lever down. I was told to remove lever screw and the round would jingle out. Did that, no jingle, no round fell out. Now sending rifle back to Henry.
Anybody have any idea what the issue is? Rifle was functioning fine before that?
Like to hear what else it could be.