Originally Posted by BillDeShivs
Metal will not "absorb" oil.
Actually, many metals are porous, and will "absorb" oil. The same as they
will absorb moisture, if given the chance.
I just got a stainless steel rifle some jackpipe sold, because he
learned the hard way that SS does not mean rust-proof.
You still have to give your firearm some TLC, now and then. I have
also seen some of the toughest SS surfaces on the planet, Victorinox and
Wenger stainless steel penknives, rust through due to neglect and
Maybe they will find some rust proof treatment some day, but for now,
there still is no substitute for proper lubrication and storage of your