AMT Irwindale Automag II 2 .22 Magnum WMR 3 3/8″ Semi-Auto Pistol 1987-2001
SOLD FOR $2110
Make: A.M.T., Arcadia Machine & Tool
Model: Automag II
Serial Number: P07029
Year of Manufacture: 1987-2001
Caliber: .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22 WMR or .22 Magnum)
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol Fed by Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the AMT logo followed by “AUTOMAG II / 22 RIMFIRE MAGNUM”. The right side of the slide is marked “STAINLESS – MADE IN U.S.A. / PAT. PEND.” and “CAUTION / CAPABLE OF FIRING WITH MAGAZINE REMOVED! / READ INSTRUCTION MANUAL / BEFORE HANDLING THIS FIREARM!” The left side of the frame is marked “IRWINDALE, CA” followed by the AMT logo. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 3 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Millet white ramped front sight fixed to the top of the slide. The rear sight is a white outline square notched Millet rear sight with a serrated rear face and is adjustable for windage and elevation, pinned into a rise the slide, and protected by ears.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black grooved Lexan with an AMT logo on each side. The left panel is missing the top screw. There are some scattered nicks and little dings scattered over the panels. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 97% of its metal finish. The left grip panel is missing the top screw. There are a few little rubs and minor marks. There is light handling wear. There is operational wear. The markings are clear. The screw heads display light use with strong slots. Overall, this pistol rates about Fine Plus-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a serial matching box, warning hangtags, and three 7-round magazines.
Our Assessment: The AMT Automag II is the first of four semi-automatic handguns chambered in .22 WMR, the others being the Grendel P30, the Excel Arms Accelerator Pistol and the Kel-Tec PMR-30. There were a number of engineering challenges to overcome in designing an autoloading .22 WMR handgun such as extraction problems. The extraction problems stem from the fact that the slow burning rifle powder of the .22 WMR cartridge develops a late peak pressure. This can cause the case mouth to expand and jam in the chamber when fired from a handgun. AMT overcame this issue by drilling 18 holes at 90 degrees to the chamber. A sleeve was then welded over the chamber; providing a tiny amount of clearance for the excess gas to escape from the first set of holes on back to the second set, thereby relieving the pressure enough to prevent the case from sticking. The stainless steel slide has a large cutout over the barrel, similar to the Beretta M9, to facilitate better cooling and ejection of the spent brass casing (more likely it is simply to reduce the moving mass of the slide to allow for the blow-back operation.) The stainless steel construction throughout makes rust a non-issue. This pistol is truly unique and if you are a .22 magnum fan, there is no better semi-auto option than this. As mentioned above, the stainless construction will make this gun look as good as it does today for the rest of its life if taken care of properly. This one is the compact 3 3/8″ which they made limited numbers of and is far more scarce than the 6-inch version, this one looks sharp and comes with its original box…don’t let it pass you by. Please see our photos and good luck!