SOLD FOR: $2875
Make: Arcadia Machine & Tool, AMT Covina
Model: Baby Auto Mag
Serial Number: BAM0909
Year of Manufacture: 1985
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic, Removable Magazine Fed Pistol
Markings: The left of the receiver is marked with the AMT logo and “BABY AUTO MAG / .22 LONG RIFLE / COVINA, CA.”, the right is marked “MADE IN U.S.A.” and “BAM0909”. The magazine floorplate is marked “AMT”.
Barrel Length: 8 ½”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade integral to the ventilated rib which extends back over the top of the receiver. The rear sight is a Millet square notch adjustable for windage and elevation, pinned to the rear of the rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut panels. The left panel has a small gap to the grip frame at the bottom rear corner, otherwise there is just light handling wear. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about 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 are a few scattered minor scratches and handling marks on the grip frame. The barrel has a few scattered spots of dark discoloration, most noticeable on the right side and bottom towards the front. There are a few little scratches, most noticeable on the barrel. There are a couple rubs and scuffs. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a single 10-round magazine and manual. The magazine has no notable wear or damage, intact feed lips and a strong spring, in about Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The original Auto Mag was a .44 Magnum semi-automatic, perhaps most famous for its use in the Dirty Harry movie “Sudden Impact”. Inspector Callahan had already made the Smith & Wesson Model 29 iconic for its use in the Dirty Harry franchise, but for “Sudden Impact”, Harry updated to a semi-automatic, still “the most powerful handgun in the world”, still chambered for the .44 Magnum. Unfortunately, the Auto Mag was already out of production by the time the film premiered and while there was a large demand for the pistol, there weren’t any more being made! Enter the Baby Auto Mag. Based on the AMT Lightning .22 LR semi-auto, the Baby Auto Mag had the iconic ventilated rib of its big brother but was quite a bit more pleasant to shoot, not to mention being cheaper to feed. Only 1,001 Baby Auto Mag pistols were produced by AMT, which makes any BAM collectible in its own right. The pistol is in Fine condition with a great bore and strong mechanics. Whether you’re a fan of “Sudden Impact”, Auto Mag pistols in general, or are a die-hard AMT fan, this pistol would make a fantastic addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!