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New supernova question???

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Hello,

 

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.

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did you fully clean the barrel with gun cleaner? idk about the brown color maybe its a lil cosmoline (spelling) still left after i clean my barrels with gun scrubber i put a light oil coat on them and they are jet black

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Under the rib looks difficult to get at, I'll just use the Wife's toothbrush for that! I'll give the hoppes a try tonight.

thanks guys for all the help.

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Benelli uses synethic 5W-30 motor oil as a preservative, that's what the rust coloring is. A good scrubbing with Hoppe's No 9 and a terry cloth towel will remove it. You may have to do it a couple of times to fully remove it.

 

Many guns sit for years before being sold so factorys really slap on the preservative coatings to preserve them.

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I was able to remove all of the preservative with some Hoppes #9 that I had at home. I noticed that when I applied some gun oil to the exterior for rust prevention it soaked in or evaporated within a few seconds. Is this normal? Is it the type of coating that's on there? Any recommendations for a lubricant/ protectant for the barrel that's safe for the exterior and won't harm the finish?

Thanks.

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