I ordered some Orange followers and when installing them I took a Dremel tool with a fine wire brush and hit all the areas I am pointing at in the photos to smooth all them out and then lightly oiled them. When I tried it out with 7+7 and I was surprised that I didn't have to slam it back to cycle. I just racked it with a smooth light to moderate charges and the shells flew out. I did this several times and I can say the action on it is defiantly is much smoother and the followers helped.
I'll evaluate the real test tomorrow when I go live. Anyways for you short strokers out there I hope this helps.