Sold For: $2,199.99
Make: IAI (Irwindale Arms Inc.)
Model: Automag IV
Serial Number: RCZ-1
Year of Manufacture: 1990-1991
Caliber: .45 Winchester Magnum
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the iAi Logo and “AUTOMAG IV / 45 WIN. MAG.”. The left side of the frame is marked “IRWINDALE, CA.” next to the iAi logo. The right side of the frame is marked “RCZ-1”. The right side of the slide is marked “STAINLESS – MADE IN U.S.A.” and with a warning to read the manual.
Barrel Length: 6 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated, ramped blade fixed to the slide’s solid rib. The rear sight is a Millett square notch sight adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the slide’s rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are serrated plastic panels. The grips show minor handling wear, but no notable damage. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some scattered minor operational wear and faint discoloration, most notable in the matte finish portion of the slide toward the front. The brushed slide flats have similar minor wear and slight discoloration. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The slide moves smoothly but has no play to the frame. The trigger is fairly light with minor creep. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a through cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in a gray cardboard iAi box with the serial number hand-written on one side and correct model information marked on one end, a single 7-round magazine, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual. The box has light storage wear with some fraying at corners and the foam insert is torn at one corner, in about Good-Very Good condition. The magazine is in Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The Automag IV is one of four automatic pistols manufactured by Irwindale Arms Inc. after it purchased AMT in 1988. AMT would later re-acquire the rights to the pistols in 1991, making the iAi pistols something of a desirable area in AMT collecting. The Automag IV is similar in design to other Automag series pistols, but chambered for the powerful .45 Winchester Magnum. Popular with both hunters and silhouette shooters, the .45 Win Mag can push a 230 grain projectile to an astonishing 1,600 feet per second! This example is in Fine condition and even has an intriguing serial number, RCZ-1. We have seen previous auction listings both for this pistol and for an Automag III with the same serial number, but we haven’t found any explanation for the odd serial designation. It will certainly make for a great addition to an AMT collection and could be a fun research project for the lucky winner. Don’t let this one pass you by. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable (THIS SECTION DOES NOT APPLY TO OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS): This Pistol CANNOT be sold as a dealer sale in California but CAN be transferred as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley location. Out of state residents can disregard this section – your local laws apply.