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AMT Hardballer

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Islander1, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Sharkey

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    They either worked or they didn't. I liked mine and had no issues with it but I sold it to buy a duty gun on the approved list. This was 20yrs ago though. Unless it is a smokin' deal, there is probably better out there.
     


  2. bac1023

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    I have one as a collector's item since they were the first full stainless 1911. As a serious shooter, forget it.

    In fact, mine has never been fired. Its still brand new.
     
  3. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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  4. Snaps

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    It's a gun I will own someday. Maybe even the longslide but one of them for sure.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Quality wasn't good, but they were good looking 1911s.

    They were modeled after the Colt Gold Cup NM. :cool:


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  6. ca survivor

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    Bac, is there a 1911 that you still don't have in your collection ? or a particular one that you can't find ?
     
  7. bac1023

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    Yeah, there are some I don't own. However, I pretty much have everything I want at this point.

    I've been focused on non-1911 autos of late. I'm trying to balance out my collection somewhat. :cool:
     
  8. ca survivor

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    you have a wonderful collection, enjoy it for many years.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The slides galled very badly. If you have one, and shoot it, find
    some Rig +P stainless steel lube. It is a must to stop the galling
     
  10. bac1023

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    Thank you sir :cool:
     
  11. The reason I was asking about the AMT, is I was at my LGS picking up a gun that I had some work done to. A guy came in wanting to trade three guns for something different. One of his trade ins was the AMT. I didn't know anything about it. It did look like a Colt.
     
  12. bac1023

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    Like I said, it's not something you want to buy for serious range time.

    Stainless steel back then was not what it is today. Galling was a major concern.
     
  13. countrygun

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    It was kind of interesting in that they were a kind-of "Beta" test for SS 1911's. Manufacturers learned a lot about galling from them.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Yeah, those and dome other eat stainless autos really helped improve the metallurgy of stainless steel.
     
  15. countrygun

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    A stainless 1911 is a wonderful thing and in a way we do kind of owe AMT a nod for being a pioneer, but not all pioneering is successful. I may be mistaken, in detail, but my memeory tells me the first "all Stainless" semi auto on the market was the Sterling .22 and .25. (just a little derail)
     
  16. bac1023

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    That very well could be. :dunno:
     
  17. Gary1911A1

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    Had one shortly after Col. cooper wrote about it in Guns&Ammo. Took years to get over feeling betrayed, but I did. Mine was terrible, wouldn't feed a complete magazine and had such sharp edges I didn't need a pocketknife.
     
  18. bac1023

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    I think more didn't work than actually did work.
     
  19. TTM65

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    I had 2 in the mid 80's, the first one was a complete POS. I sent it back to the factory and was quite suprised as the second one functioned perfectly. I say the second one because I stamped my initials into the frame under the grips, the stamping was gone but the serial number was the same. I am sure they just made another frame or possibly complete gun and sent it back. Either way it ran like a great machine.