The stock Elite II comes with a plastic guide rod. IRC, some of the older Berettas have SS guiderods. This is the thing I'm not sure about, but I think it IS a factory Beretta item.
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"Stupid American! There's no bloody sales tax for tea in Hong Kong. Didn't you start a war over a tea tax?" -- Hong Kong tea merchant