SOLD FOR: $2075
Make: AMT, Arcadia Machine & Tool, Irwindale
Model: Automag III
Serial Number: A08844
Year of Manufacture: 1990s
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the AMT Logo and “AUTOMAG III / .30 CARBINE”. The left side of the frame is marked “IRWINDALE, CA.” next to the AMT logo. The right side of the frame is marked “A08844”. The right side of the slide is marked “STAINLESS – MADE IN U.S.A.” and with AMT’s three line warning.
Barrel Length: 6 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade with a recessed white dot and is fixed to the slide’s solid rib. The rear sight is a square notch sight with two recessed white dots, it is adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the slide’s rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are grooved black lexan panels. The grips show a few minor scuffs and marks from use, most noticeable on the right panel towards the top. 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 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little rubs on the matte portions. There is some light wear on the slide in front of the dist cover. There are some light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp to lightly used. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The hammer can fall from half-cock, otherwise the action functions correctly. The slide moves smoothly and has some play to the frame. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a pair of 8-round magazines, a serial matching box, and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: This AMT AutoMag III is chambered .30 Carbine, which was developed for the M1 Carbine just before WWII. The .30 Carbine round is a light rifle caliber, so it could be expected to feel like a heavy pistol round. This Automag III can handle it, being a beefy pistol with a stainless steel construction. The Automag III was designed by Harry Sanford, who developed the original Automag. This pistol is in about Excellent condition, exhibiting only minor marks and is equipped with two 8 round magazines. This one has a great bore and mechanics, it should be a fun shooter for years to come. Please see our photos and good luck!