No. No matter what anyone says, Wally World does not get seconds from Ruger. Ruger may make products for Wal-Mart, but selling them seconds. No way. (And I am not even a fan of Wal-Mart)Does Wal-Mart get seconds from Ruger
What you have is just a characteristic of a Ruger 10/22. I have three and they are all exactly what you described. Just take a honing stone and work the bolt very careful. You can polish the bolt to look like chrome. You can also bevel the rear of the bolt to make to move smother in the action. When I did mine, I also polished the inside of the frame, where the bolt slides and the whole thing works great. Just do some of the little extra things to your new Ruger and you will have a winner.
VQ...hammer/maybe the springs/
auto bolt release (do this yourself)
polish, polish, polish