I just got a 1911 ... wanted a good base to work from with forged parts. Didn't want to do much beyond reliable and 25' 3" groups. So I got a Norinco. The actual wear is like about 500 or so rounds on it. I have still yet to shoot it. But "what the heck" ... I have never seen this setup inside a 1911 (I have limited 1911 exposure ... Just a ParaOrdinance.) Please help by answering a couple questions (if you are knowledgeable.) Is this a stock Norinco guide rod and barrel? Is it some crap adons or some decent upgrade? (The buffertech recoil buffer is my add-on) What is with that guide rod? And what is with the internal spring inside the guide rod? (towards the back of it.) I really appreciate the help. It all seems solid enough and I don't think it will explode when I shoot it. BTW-I did some light polishing of critical contact surfaces with some 400 wet dry ... and the metal doesn't seem as hard as I expected. Please tell me something positive ... like ... "Dude this is the way Norinco's come, funky guide rod and all, though that internal spring is weird ... it helps with felt recoil ... so your good to go ... range it and if it shoots well then your fine ... if not toss that stupid comp bushing and consider a match bushing ... barrels on those are ok ... but you might want to consider changing that as well." Or something to give me a sense of peace and that I did not get scammed.