The short version of the sad story is that when I was a kid my dad had some absolutely gorgeous antique guns. I mean real antiques like a civil war vintage Sharp’s carbine in pristine condition. Fast forward 20 years and the carbine has come to me so rusted that the rust has started to cake and flake. It is a case of pure neglect for years on end. Probably 5 grand in value and a historical artifact in prime condition irretrievably lost because no one bothered to put a little oil on once a year. 20 years x 3 minutes = a grand total of maybe 50 cents worth of oil and one hour over 20 years to have prevented this. I’ll get off that soap box and just close with a plea that you please go oil your collections TODAY. I too have firearms that I fire less than once a year, but spend the literal pennies and minutes with a rust preventive aerosol spray, or bottle of oil and wipe each one down inside and out today and every new year’s day or ground hog day and fourth of July. Incidentally the fourth of July is a great time to go shooting as no one minds the noise J If you don’t have anything specifically designed to protect firearms any light oil will do, even WD-40 is better than nothing though it leaves a film when it dries. I found that I am down to one aerosol can of rust preventative spray and a couple bottles of light oil, so I placed an order with CTD for 4 more cans and some rust preventing storage bags. As the price of everything goes up, the value of preventive maintenance will increase whether TSHTF or not. This is true whether you are oiling firearms, changing vehicle filters or oil, cleaning chimneys, or vacuuming cooling coils. It costs little besides time to take care of what you have, but doing nothing could cost you plenty!