SOLD FOR: $2800
Make: AMT, Arcadia Machine & Tool, Irwindale
Model: Automag III
Serial Number: A10239
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 “A10239”. The right side of the slide is marked “STAINLESS – MADE IN U.S.A. / PAT. PEND.” 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 checkered wood panels with “AM” logos in the center of the checkering. The grips show no significant wear or damage. 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, just a small amount of faint fouling at the top. In this writer’s opinion, the bore rates 9.5/10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered superficial draglines and faint scratches throughout. There is some light wear on the slide in front of the dust 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 Fine 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 an 8-round magazine.
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 Fine 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!