Thank you fella's for your information. Think rifleman is correct in hesitating to say what he uses LOL. Read about wd-40 being used in bp bores before but never tried it. Have read where others have used WD with success in their ML bores also.
Said in my first post that my TC hawkin was the second gun I owned but built a CVA kit at the age of 14 all on my own. Didnt know much about maintaning/cleaning one back then though, neither did my father. After caping on a mule deer not 20 yards away the last day of season, decided to sell it.
Pahoo, you are absolutly correct in stating that we usually stop when we find out what works for us. It interesting to hear what others use though. Not going to knock anyone on their preferances. Think I'm on the right track for me. Hope you all have a great new years day.