FrontierGander, I've never heard a bigger bunch of baloney in a gun discussion. Since when does steel not rust if not lubed or wiped down with an oiled rag outside the barrel? Stainless maybe but normal steel will corrode every time! Before shooting after storing your ML swabbing and firing a primer will remove the Bore Butter from the barrel. Also, it doesn't matter if it's a TC, Traditions, CVA or another brand the cleaning and storing process is the same for all of them.