Okay, company of Gurus! I'm brand new to the forum, so if my query is posted in the wrong place or it's been addressed before, forgive my ignorance! I love my Marlin. My father bought it for me at a Gun show for my 18th birthday, and I've had very few opportunities to shoot it; having just completed college and moved away (now age 23), I have had time to actually acquaint myself with my rifle. I spent most of my college time piddling around with my pistols, but Rifles are a bit harder to conceal on campus....Anyway, I digress! I haven't even put fifty rounds through this baby, but it's secondhand, and it's a little beat up; looks of normal wear and tear. I decided to try to break it down for the first time today and give it a Deep cleaning. I put the safety on, cleared the chamber, made sure there were no rounds in the chute, took off my scope and scope mount, and then took the screw out of the front of the lever while it was approximately 3/4 of the way down, and the lever slid out like butter. Kinda what I expected!! but the Bolt didn't come out. In fact, it's stuck. I can push it back into the chamber area, but the bolt ...when I pull it back, there is approximately one inch of Bolt left inside the gun when it just Jams. I'm pulling the hammer down all the way, so I know it's not that; I tried squirting a little Rem Oil onto it to see if maybe it just had some gunk on it, but lo, that did nothing. I do not know what I'm doing wrong. All the videos I watched showed it coming out slick and easy. So...suggestions for a befuddled 23YO?