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Old July 31, 2007, 05:10 PM   #1
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Anyone remember Arcadia Machine & Tool?

i've got a AMT22 AutomagII (22magnum autoloader) and a AMT AutomagIII (30 carbine).
I just cant find anything for them now. what if something breaks?
Anyone know what exactly happened to AMT? Were they sued? Bankruptcy? Copyright Infringement?
Love the guns, shoot soooo easy and straight.
Sigh, if only they were around to make the Automag500, 500S&Wmagnum autoloading pistol, now THAT would be a kick in the teeth. One can only dream. Probably a wet dream.
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Old July 31, 2007, 05:39 PM   #2
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I don't know all the details, they just folded up years ago, with incarnations as AMT, IMI, and probably others. They WERE sued by Ruger for making copies of Mk I and 10-22.

Numrich has some parts.
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Old July 31, 2007, 06:09 PM   #3
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They have reopened in Houston as part of High Standard.
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Old July 31, 2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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High Standard currently has the rights to the AMT product line,and,according to their website,are producing several AMT models once again...
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Old July 31, 2007, 07:33 PM   #5
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yeah i couldnt find any parts on numrich, well, all sold out
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Old August 2, 2007, 08:10 AM   #6
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AMT firearms were first made by Arcadia Machine and Tool, but they went out of the gun business and sold the rights to someone else, who also went out of the gun business and sold the name to a third company, who went bankrupt and sold everything, even the blueprints and machinery.
If High Standard owns the name now, I'd get in contact with them to see if they have parts because I don't know of any other source for parts other than mags.
Your AMT's work great, but not all of them did, and the company had lots of other troubles before they got all the problems worked out.
The 2 I owned were at least solid, overbuilt guns...Treat them kindly.

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Old August 2, 2007, 10:05 AM   #7
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AMT...

The worst, most expensive guns money could buy.
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Old August 2, 2007, 10:58 PM   #8
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At one time I had one of their 380 Backups marked OMC if memory serves.
Apparently one of their once a week name changes. Seemed to be one of the good week guns. Polished up and used the metal mag floor plate on my stainless PPKs.
edit: memory leaves a lot, now thinking OTC/Ottowanna Tool?
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Old August 3, 2007, 01:34 AM   #9
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The shop I worked for had a Backup immersed in a block of clear acrylic...
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Old August 3, 2007, 08:56 AM   #10
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I had a AMT Backup .45 that was a great little gun except for a few mad issues. New mags by the way are expensive.

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Old August 3, 2007, 09:08 AM   #11
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Gun Tests magazine did a shootout between an AMT 45 "Hardballer" (1911) and a Raven 25 auto.

They picked the Raven as the winner, because it worked.
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Old August 3, 2007, 11:28 AM   #12
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"The shop I worked for had a Backup immersed in a block of clear acrylic..."

Slopemeno, where did you work?
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Old August 3, 2007, 02:41 PM   #13
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How does your Automag III perform? I'd love to have one for myself so that if I ran into restrictions in some areas where I couldn't buy pistol caliber ammunition (will be moving to California in January) I could still feed it.
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Old August 3, 2007, 06:50 PM   #14
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Don't sweat it. You can get pistol ammo everywhere. Dont subject yourself to an AMT on that account. At least get a .30 carbine Blackhawk.
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Old August 3, 2007, 07:19 PM   #15
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I have a AMT Javolina 10mm (1911 based). It's not as bad as many make it out to be. I have yet to experience any failures with this pistol. Sure, I wouldn't use it for my CCW firearm but it's not a safe queen either.
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Old August 3, 2007, 10:48 PM   #16
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I bought a NIB AMT Skipper a couple of years ago,its paperwork advised that since it was made from "exotic stainless steel"to use a 3to1 mixture of white lithium grease and Castrol 30wt motor oil.The extractor broke at around 350 rounds,just as it was starting to feed and eject reliably.The instructions said to allow 3to5 hundred rounds for breakin.I usedTetraGun grease,it was accurate,it now lives in its box.One of these days I will put a new extractor in,along with new springs and ejector.
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Old August 4, 2007, 08:31 AM   #17
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American-Made Trash, from what I have read.
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Old August 14, 2007, 05:50 PM   #18
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I've got an AMT Hardballer that I've had zero troubles with. Mine's the Gold Cup clone with adjustable sights.

I will admit though their managment troubles cause a roller coaster ride in QC.

But if I could find another very close to mine's serial '# range that has not been messed with I'd buy it in a heeart beat.

I will admit I've replaced a bunch of the parts with either Wilson or Clark parts but more out of ergonomics or just plain looks rather than need.
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Old August 14, 2007, 08:02 PM   #19
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I bought an AMT Longslide .45 in the 80's. I had it for several years and it functioned perfectly. Some guy saw it at the range one day and offered me more than I paid for it. I said goodbye to it and did not feel as if I sold a piece of junk. I even shot NRA bullseye matches with it along with combat and it NEVER failed me. I guess I got the good one.
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Old August 14, 2007, 09:37 PM   #20
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I had an AMT backup 45 that had problems, probably with heat treating. After two (2) rounds, the slide to frame surfaces galled and it would not cycle anymore. If you pulled the slide back, it stayed back until manually forced forward.
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Old August 16, 2007, 07:06 AM   #21
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I have an AM #2, #3, #4, & #5...

mine all work well, but have heard others had had some issues...

honestly, If I had problems now with anything, I'd think I'd have the part made, rather than trying to send it in anywhere...

here are pics of my 2,4, & 5 ( sorry, no pics of my 3 yet )



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Old August 16, 2007, 07:24 AM   #22
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I have had one I bought used about 25 yrs. ago. I'ts a .380 backup and it will only shoot Magtech FMJ reliably.Mine says Covina Ca. I think that was where they were first made, then maybe Irwin Ca.
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Old August 16, 2007, 07:37 AM   #23
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I also had a little AMT 380 Back up...

it was more dangerous as a throwing weapon than it was as a fire arm...

really soured me on pocket autos...
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