This is a COMPLETE 7.62 x 39 upper w/ CH, BCG and 3 ASC 7.62 mags . 15" F/F Quad hand guard , Sota Arms barrel and BCG, LRB Arms upper . Ready to pin on and shoot . Yes its pictured without a forward assist. I dont have a picture with the F/A on it, but I promise you when you receive it It will be on there and function properly . YES, this upper will cycle steel cased ammo without any issues and will run from a 3 oz buffer up to a 4.2 oz buffer . Barrel and Comp have had 400 rounds pass though them , the rest of the parts on this were new last week until I ran 40 rounds down the pipe to check function after reassembling .