Originally Posted by 1911love
Is it bad mine is turned down? Does it decrease the value? What special scope, the original?
That depends on whether the bolt was original to the rifle, or altered later. R Guns has been selling rifles advertised as having the "original turned-down bolts." I have no idea if these rifles were once snipers or something made for the American market.
The special scope mentioned was probably a long eye relief scope. It can mount far enough forward to allow you to operate the straight bolt.