I strongly believe that all classes should have access to the 'infantry' class bolt action rifles.
I am far from being a lone when I say that I play almost exclusively as a 'scout'. Not to be a 'sniper', but because this is the only class that offers me a thorough and immersive World War One experience. One of the main complaints I see in-game is people constantly complaining about there being too many 'snipers', after speaking to many people in-game many others feel the same, a good majority of them are playing scout for the WWI experience. The problem we have is that this means everyone has access to a whole load of scopes making them in essence 'snipers', although plenty of us are playing with 'infantry' rifles without a scope.
My argument is that if the basic 'infantry' rifles were accessible for ALL classes, this would encourage less people to play 'scout', it would reduce the number of snipers and boost the number of assault, support and medic classes. With all having access to this type of rifle it will not have any negative impacts on balance and can only help team play as more of us will have the tools to help out.