Almost like winning the lottery ain't it!!!!!Well I trimmed the stripping lug, beveled the feed tray edges a bunch more and beveled the cartridge guide. My other problem was that I had the feed pawls in the wrong position causing the round to sit cocked in the feed tray instead of being in line with the chamber. It is the greatest feeling in the world to see that round get stripped out and see it fly out the front of the trunnion. I had a couple of other questions. For loading conventional MG such as the M249 SAW and M240 is bolt locked to rear open top cover place rounds against cartridge stop close cover. I do understand that both of these weapons fire from the open bolt. The reason for locking the bolt to the rear before loading thou is to insure that the feed stud on the bolt will line up with the feed guide rail. I realize that the MG47 fires from the closed bolt. So how do you go about loading it and maintain alignment between all moving parts. Also when using a standard AK barrel do you still make the bolt carrier extension 6.13 long? I have not purchased my barrel yet so I have no idea what the dimension for the gas block is. One last question what did you use to make the brass deflector? Thank you again for all of your time..