I was just checking my Marlin 1894C 357 Magnum and found that the lever would hang up repeatedly when I tried to operate it. This has had no more than 50 rounds fired and always cleaned after firing. The lever action worked after a while but would still hang up where you couldn't operate it. I applied some Balistol and repeatedly operated the lever action. It seems to be OK now, but I was wondering what made it hang up in the first place as it was clean from all appearances. It was like it was locked in place, couldn't move it even a little.