High priced lubes and solvents?
Whats the deal with all this high tech stuff everyone claims is necessary to remove crud, carbon, lead etc? Then the even higher priced lubes sold in half ounce containers like some fancy perfume sold at one of them Hollywood spas.
Before I knew it wouldn't work I grew up swiping my moms 3in1 sewing machine oil for normal rust prevention wipe downs. For long storage we did break down an buy a tube of Rig gun grease. Would dilute boiled linseed oil as needed to refurbish the finish of my gun stocks and rub it in sparingly by hand.
Some of these firearms are over 150 years old and still show no signs of rust. My dilemma is this. Now that I have ate from the tree of knowledge and realize that the stuff I have been using religiously does not work. That at any time now I can expect to see huge hunks of rust start to fall off of them. What should I do?