You always learn a lesson and this is one of them. Clean your gun when you get home so you dont forget. Here is my problem and i hope its solveable. I did not clean my gun after shooting it off last year and it was in a somewhat humid envrionment apparently after it got home. This is a Traditons muzzleloader. That being said there is light rust on frizzen on the pivot point and on the inside lock mechanisms after you take off the barrel. I have really got in there with a brush and cleaned that out with traditions muzzleloader cleaner and i think i got it fairly good. Can i lightly oil these areas or can i put a thin coat of bore butter on them? I dont want to 'contaminate' anything. In addition, my bore is not in good shape. it was to the point that the first pass only went down and did not come up and i had a bear of a time getting it out. I did get it out and started at the top and progressively worked my way down the barrel for over an hour. I am able to get all the way down the barrell. When i get towards the very end it feel like it is a little 'rough'. From what i can see every which way i can shine a light i can not see any horrible area. patches i am running thru the barell are coming up with what i would say is a light yellow/green orange color. That is with solvent cleaner on it. Is there any hope for this barrell? should i try some other solvent in this barrell? Should i continue to clean it with the traditions orange cleaner or is there something better. I can see the rifling and dont see any horrible rust areas as far down as i can see. I do not have any type of scope to inspect the barrell. Am i better off buying a new barrell or can this be fixed?