Originally Posted by MrCarson
My instructor had asked me the same thing. I thought since the bolt would get worn and would end up getting scuffed up.
That's what is known as "character" and is a part of the guns history.
Nothing wrong with doing it that way if that is what floats your boat. You'll just need to keep it well protected from any rust formation. I've done the same sort of thing on 1 or 2 guns of my own and just put a high polish on them. Generally I like to restore firearms to their original scheme though.
What type of bluing method do they have you guys using?