Gentlemen-- I am very maticulous about cleaning my rifles after I go shooting. They are cleaned every time out. I am planning to go Saturday and last night when I inspected my Garand, I noticed on the op-rod, and in the bore some minute surface rust. I dont want you tothink that the rifle is solid rust, but I cannot understand how and why this is happening. I use Sweets to clean the bore, I then use Hoppes #9, and then after a day I will use Breakfree CLP to lubricate the bore. Am I doing something wrong? This really irked the hell out of me when I discovered this. My rifles are stored in my basement, which is air-conditioned. I dont think that there is a lot of humidity. A guy I know says that he will take a patch, soak it in clean motor oil and run it down the bore. When he go shooting naturally he will clean the bore out. Has this happend to anybody else?? Any help on this matter would be appreciated.