Second Strike...hrm...sounds like you need a Marlin 39A lever-action!
If it goes CLICK instead of BANG...you just thumb the hammer back & try again!
Of course, NOT using Remington Golden ammo will resolve most misfires...never seen ANY ammo that dud's so often as RGB's.
Not even cheap russian & chinese dirty junk.
Read my Marlin FTE repair thread for resolutions to the infamous misaligned ejection spring Marlin jam, which you can often fix with nothing but a Nickel.
Nickel high & Nickel towards center is your gauge. (thanks to ArrowDodger of RFC for the pics/concept)
If that don't work...go here for the other things you may need to know...
If you truly feel the need to kill a Marlin, send it to ME instead!! I've resuscitated bunches of 'em
I'm waiting until I get 4 together so I can make a 4-mounted anti-aircraft gatling setup...
I wanna shoot down some of those vampire bat/giant mostquitos they grow here in Florida