AMT 22 Automag

Discussion in 'Rimfire Pistol' started by GotCoffee, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. GotCoffee

    GotCoffee G&G Enthusiast

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    Just picked up this handgun today! Been wanting one for awhile now finally found one. Now to find the 44 Automag.


     

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  2. chesterwin

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    Congratulations! I think you'll find it barks, (and shoots), well!
     
  3. GotCoffee

    GotCoffee G&G Enthusiast

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    Now to find the ammo for it. lol shelves are bare!
     
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  4. nathangdad

    nathangdad G&G Newbie

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    Wow

    I cannot recall the last time I saw either the .22 or the .44.
    Best wishes for your search.
     
  5. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

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    You'll pay real money for the original Harry Sanford designed Automag (totally different design than this pistol), but they are out there. Periodically word goes around of an attempt to reproduce the original pistol design, but sadly nothing seems to ever come of it. It's been one of my 'bucket list' pistols since I was young. In my youth I had the chance to buy one for $500..... but that was big money to a kid just going into the military in the late 70's!

    But there's no more beautiful pistol than the original Automag!

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  6. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Evangelist

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    Don't forget the AutoMag III...awesome pistol!

    I love the way my AutoMag II fits in my hand...feels so natural; and I really enjoy shooting it.

    Congrats!
     
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    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

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    I have shot the Automag IV in .45WinMag. Very stout! I have seen the Automag III shot, and it's loud!
    The IV had a problem with the magazine splitting it's seam. He'd rewelded it.

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  8. big shrek

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    Texas High Standard currently makes the Automag II, but has yet to offer the larger brothers...
     
  9. thrillbilly

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    Ive shot a Automag..but it was in .30carbine

    I liked it, shot well and was a fun gun...

    how's that .22 shoot?
     
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    I also have an AutoMag II, LOVE IT. I have shot quite a few varmints with it, great shooting, fun pistol!

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    I also have AMT's version of a Ruger Mk 2, the Lightning, 8" Bull barrel Stainless, Millett sights. I have added a trigger shoe, custom Zebra wood grips! It's an exact copy of a Ruger, all parts exchange, so much that AMT was sued !!

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  11. blaster

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    AMT also made excellent stainless steel copies of Ruger's 10/.22. they also made long barrels & recievers for the Ruger semi auto .22 pistols. all in stainless steel. I believe before Ruger offered theirs in stainless.
     
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    High Standard is doing the same thing with the Automag pistols that CZ Arms is doing with the Dan Wesson revolvers....nothing.
     
  13. Cyrano

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    I've been looking for an AMT Automag III in .30 Carbine for a number of years. Have not seen one locally or on Gunbroker. Locally, AMTs don't seem to exist. Online, all I have seen lately is the Automag II in .22 Magnum, in the $800 - $1400 range, which is not what I want.
     
  14. oldjarhead

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    There was an AMIII on Gunbroker this afternoon...I think the tag was $700.
    Mine is one of my favorites. It is one awesome handgun!
     
  15. GUNZABLAZIN

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    I have a Ruger Blackhawk in .30 Carbine, that is another fun gun to shoot, would love to have an auto in that caliber!!!
     
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    My cousin that has a gunshop had a complete package of the AutoMag in .44 AMP, and .357 AMP with either 3 or 4 different barrel lengths. He sold it about 20 years ago, I think around $5000.
     
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    Somebody got lucky. I imagine that package has exceeded the rate of inflation by quite a bit. (Presuming serial numbers all match.)
     
  18. oldjarhead

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    Have one of these, also...another great and fun shooter.

    I'd like to have a bolt action in .30 Carbine. Gunbroker had a couple years ago and I passed on them...kick, kick, kick!
     
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    It's strangely funny that AMT/IAI firearms were not popular when they were readily available but now when they're not available they have become immensely popular and wanted.

    I've always liked their products...even the little ******* of a .380 Back-up...I have one of them, too. It's a grouchy little shooter.
     
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    Nice find . Always wanted one,as they are great looking guns and have heard good reports on them. JR
     
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