Model 70 troubleshooting question
So I just brought home a Model 70 that was my Father's. It has not been broken down or shot in 30 years. My brother had it and it got wet and he didn't do anything about it. It has a bit of damage to the end of the barrel but it's not deep. However, when I put the (slide?) action back to release it from the gun, the release (release catch?) moves into the right position but the slide still does not go forward to release. Also, the release catch doesn't want to go back into the lock position.
Does this sound like something I need to go to a pro to have looked at or can a newbie to this gun figure it out?