Hello everyone, I went shooting with my Mosins a few weeks ago, I cleaned them like normal and put them away. When I pulled them out today, the metal was almost completely covered in what looks like powdered rust. It comes off mostly with just a swipe of my finger, though some does remain despite trying to wipe it off with shop towels. How did this happen? My cleaning steps: Boiling water down the barrel, patches. Bore solvent, patches. Oil, patches. Then a final patch with oil on it. Am I doing something wrong? Did I not dry the pieces enough? I'm scared, please help! I couldn't live with myself if I were responsible for wrecking these beautiful guns. It's not on the wood, which I assume means it is rust. I haven't taken them apart(frankly I'm terrified to what might be underneath), but tomorrow is my day off and that means saving my Mosins. I'm also new to guns so if anyone notices me doing anything wrong, please tell me! I've wiped most of it off, but the fact that they went away clean and came back out dirty worries me. I also store them in a set of old school lockers, would these be letting moisture or something in to the guns? I don't have a gun safe yet, unfortunately, but I have a basement room, it's never damp or humid, almost always around 60 degrees and dry. Cheers, Drame22 EDIT: It's also all over the bayonets!? What IS this stuff?