SOLD FOR: $2726
Make: I.A.I., Irwindale Arms Incorporated
Model: Automag III
Serial Number: A00217
Year of Manufacture: 1989-1991
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked with the IAI Logo and “AUTOMAG III / .30 CARBINE”. The left side of the frame is marked “IRWINDALE, CA.” next to the IAI logo. The right side of the frame is marked “A00217”. The right side of the slide is marked “STAINLESS – MADE IN U.S.A.”.
Barrel Length: 6 3/8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade and is fixed to the slide’s solid rib. The rear sight is a serrated Millet square notch sight and is adjustable for windage and elevation pinned to the slide’s rib.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are grooved black lexan panels. There are a few scattered little marks and 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. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. Thre are a few minor draglines and scuffs, some have caused minor smooth spots. There is some light operational wear. This pistol does not have much evidence of use and all the marks are the sort that are easily picked up on this type of finish. The markings are clear. The screwheads are sharp to lightly worn. Overall, this pistol is in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 with one 8-round magazine.
Our Assessment: This IAI 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 one 8 round magazine. 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!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!