it will not operate properly. It will extract the empty and eject it, but it will not cock the rifle for the next shot. If you manually cock it, even really fast, it will cock the hammer. Is there a gunsmith in the eastern AR area that could fix this? I really do not know any smiths, and I know that this is a stretch, but it would be nice to have it fixed before season is out. I travel alot for work in the Jonesboro, Wynne, Little Rock, Monticello, and Pine Bluff areas, so I am not limited to one area geographically to get it fixed. I asked on a national forum, but I do not want to have to ship the rifle as that will add significant cost to the repair. Thanks.