I'm new to bolt action rifles, so please excuse my ignorance. Attached are a couple of photos that show some damage to the face of a bolt on a 22.250 Mauser 98.
It takes the form of some light marking matching the point of contact with the percussion cap and in one spot of about 2 mm it is slightly deeper pitting.
My questions are:
Is this safe/normal on an older rifle?
If I need to, is it possible to get a new bolt as the rest of the rifle is in lovely condition?
As an aside there are no serial numbers stamped on the bolt, but every military rifle I've ever used had matching serial numbers on the rifle and working parts, and barrel.