I now have a 1965 336RC, straight stock 30-30, square lever that the action will not close on. I took it apart and reassembled it for fear the previous owner(s) may have missed something. No change in the problem, the lever does not come up to the lower tang and depress the trigger release and the bolt hangs out of the rear of the receiver just slightly. Took it all apart again, nothing missing, re-lubed, reassembled and no luck. The lever does not show any obvious deformities but I am guessing it is the problem. I took the lever out of my 38-55 336CB and compared the two. Again I see no obvious difference other than that the blade on the RC lever that goes into the slide appears longer than the CB lever. I installed the RC lever in the CB and it would not function with the same symptoms that the RC had with it installed. With the CB lever installed in the RC it worked like a charm. So I am looking for suggestions, I have read about the potential problems associated with installing a new lever and don't think I want to go that route just yet. Thanks for reading the ramble.