Figure better get everyone's input on this since maybe other's out there may run into this situation sooner or even already right now (since someone inquired about new bolts further threads down).
So I picked up this lovely RO viking from a-tach as (some may have probably knew) and it has a very well beaten stock bolt. It's pretty worn out and even the upper tube of the RO is well seen a lot of action.
Thus, is it time to get a new bolt or not? What would happen if I continue to use this well used bolt, IF it's still good for now?
Here are some pics...took them just now and btw the bolt looks 10 times more scratched, pitted, and chewed up in person.
Its really scratched to hell on this side and I believe this bolt was modded to accommodate the detents
Another shot of the bolt which hits the side of the detents
Piece of the right side as your looking at it is ready to come off (tiny piece), but I can just pull it off with tweezers...?
No visible gaps when its in the viking
Wear and tear on the back of the tube
So what you guys think? I know this viking has been dishing it out and I want it to dish out more pain but I feel I need to give it some tlc first.