Sitting here at work going through the Mosin Nagant forum I clicked upon this thread, https://www.gunandgame.com/forums/mosin-nagant/108746-300-mosin.html I clicked the link within and I started to scroll through the pictures in the auction. I got to like the 3rd or 4th picture & had a slight wiff of Cosmoline float into my nose. It was very very odd. Now my place of work just had new carpeting put in over the weekend and the new carpet smell is strong, so maybe it is mind altering and making me think I smell Cosmoline. But in any event it was a very odd sense and feeling nonetheless.