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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Islander1, Oct 18, 2012.
What's your opinion?
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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.
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.
I'd buy one if I could get it cheap.
It's a gun I will own someday. Maybe even the longslide but one of them for sure.
Quality wasn't good, but they were good looking 1911s.
They were modeled after the Colt Gold Cup NM.
Bac, is there a 1911 that you still don't have in your collection ? or a particular one that you can't find ?
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.
you have a wonderful collection, enjoy it for many years.
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
Thank you sir
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, those and dome other eat stainless autos really helped improve the metallurgy of stainless steel.
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)
That very well could be.
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.
I think more didn't work than actually did work.
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.