So my oldest is turning 7 next week and I'm wanting to get her familiar with guns and gun safety. Both the wife and I have .22 pistols, but I'm looking at youth .22 rifles to train my daughters on. I've narrowed my search down to the Marlin XT-22Y series (I want to train on a bolt action, but like the magazine implication). My question is as stated above, should I go for the blued barrel or the stainless steel? We live in the Willamette Valley so moisture is always an issue but I don't want to spend hours cleaning up a training rifle just because it got some rain on it. I realize that stainless steel is more rust resistant but I really like the look of the blued (trust me it will be cleaned with all the other firearms after firing and/or on the 1st of the month). Basically I'm looking for opinions/experiences between the two types of barrels in a training rifle. Is the rust factor really a huge factor with blued barrels as long as they are wiped dry and lightly oiled?