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Anyone have an AMT Automag III .30 Carbine to go with their M1?


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#1 huggytree

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Been considering a m1 carbine for a while. Bid on a FA one last week, but then found a NIB Automag III....got my .30 carbine fix over....maybe

 

anyone else own one?

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:11 PM

I don't have an Automag but I have a Ruger with 7" barrel. It's "LOUD" and nice muzzle flash at night.


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:44 PM

I have one, lots-o-muzzle flash, loud, little recoil.

Love it!


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 09:42 PM

Mine is A bit tight. When I slam the slide shut it sometimes hangs up. It will work fine for 10-15 slams then hang up a few times. If I flick my wrist while Swiping the slide swap it works better. I think its tight and the barrel has issues coming up and locking up

Just needs break in Im sure.

Even had grease pencil number 6 on the frame and slide inside the gun. Proof its never been apart and cleaned.

Excited to try it out

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 05:45 AM

Make sure you run it very "wet" with lube as you break it in.  The stainless steel these pistols are made of will gall if run dry.  Once it's broken in you can back off on the lube but it's very important to have plenty of lube when the pistol is new.


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Posted 02 February 2019 - 07:56 AM

thanks....ill add more before i shoot it...i always use special lube on the rails and a light coat of rem oil everywhere...maybe ill smear mobile 1 everywhere

 

the more i mess with it the smoother it gets...a few weeks until i can try it out


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#7 Frank Iannamico

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 09:36 PM

Check out the article on those guns in SAR magazine, don't recall the issue date.

 

The earliest Automag III pistols in .30 caliber carbine were marked with the IAI logo of Irwindale Arms Incorporated on the slide and frame. Known examples have a locking lug on the barrel and corresponding locking groove in the slide.

Later Automag pistols were marked with the AMT logo of Arcadia Machine and Tool on the slide and frame.

 

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https://www.smallarm...idarticles=3235


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