I am new to the website. I just purchased a new Supernova 24 inch black synthetic for turkey hunting. When unpackaging the gun I noticed that there was a rust colored compound all over the barrel. I figure it was some sort of rust preventative for long term storage that Benelli applies. After removing this compound the best that I could I noticed that the barrel doesn't seem to be a true black color but a brownish black. Anybody else notice this on their new guns? Is there something special required to remove this brownish compound? The oil I applied to remove this soaked in immediately. Is this normal or could I have a defective coating/finish on the barrel. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot.