A TCR rifle? It should just take a hard shove on the top lever and then the barrel/forearm should break open. Might require pulling down on the forearm area while shoving on the lever, but I never had to do that with mine.
THE TCR 83 I HAVE IS THE SAME WAY THE TOP LEVER MOVES EASY THE FIRST 1/2 INCH THEN SEEMS TO STOP IT TAKES A LITTLE MORE HARDER OF A PUSH THAN YOU THINK IT SHOULD AND MOVES FURTHER THAN YOU THINK IT SHOULD..
HOPE THIS HELPS
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