I bought a Arsenal Refurb 91/30 from AIM a few months ago (top notch!!) and the wood is finished in some kind of very dark red varnish or laquer. All I know is that it is very brittle and when I took the weapon apart for the first cleaning, I gouged a good lot of it off from where the bands hold the guards on. Other than this, the gun is %100!!! What is this red finish, and can I replicate/repair the few scratches?