thanks osprey, great detailed pics,thats the ticket.my weapon is a sw3 with american made stock,but not sure of metal end. my guide rod just wiggles a bit,and not sure if it should be ridgid? i said ridgid.anyways,could i have probs with a guide rod that is not solid and the bolt carrier is not recoiling in a straight line on the guide rod? is there acceptable play? my bolt carrier is german also if that helps.thanks. i had some ejection/extraction hangups at the range the other day and want to troubleshoot the best i can.always good to know your weapon.