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CA357
04-24-2012, 7:17 PM
I have an Automag II and an Automag III. Anybody here have one or more? If there's any interest, I'll take some pics. The II is here, but I won't be picking up the III until the end of the month.

Haplo
04-24-2012, 7:45 PM
I think they're pretty cool!

:useless:

CA357
04-24-2012, 8:03 PM
Okay. Automag II .22WMR:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/th_IMGP1530.jpg (http://s232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/?action=view&current=IMGP1530.jpg)

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/th_IMGP1529.jpg (http://s232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/?action=view&current=IMGP1529.jpg)

wjc
04-24-2012, 10:02 PM
Absolutely. Thanks for posting the pics!

Ever since Eastwood used it in Sudden Impact.

The only reason I never picked one up is I heard they were kind of hard to keep consistently firing.

rwcesq
04-24-2012, 10:05 PM
I love my Automag III, wife claimed it as hers after I took her shooting on our 3rd date.

CA357
04-24-2012, 10:11 PM
Well, if Mama ain't happy, nobody's happy. ;)

I know, I'm married to a Siciliana.

wtkaiser
04-25-2012, 2:23 PM
I had a AMII, 22 mag. It was a hoot, but it roared really loud (way out of proportion for a rimfire, even a .22 mag) and was not particularly accurate. When I saw how much a box of maggies were getting to be, I sold it. I could have gotten it back, but the guy died and his family had no use for following his last wishes. I'm sure they've sold or destroyed his entire collection.

Of course, I REALLY want it back now....

wjc
04-25-2012, 5:53 PM
Well, if Mama ain't happy, nobody's happy. ;)

I know, I'm married to a Siciliana.

Keep her away from the butcher knives...this I know from my Sicilian family. :D

joefrank64k
04-25-2012, 7:55 PM
THIS IS MORE LIKE IT!!! :) Super-cool pistols! Love that they were made right here in Southern California!

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1530.jpghttp://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1529.jpg

chickenfried
04-25-2012, 8:03 PM
automag II's and Uzis were the first guns I can remember drooling over in shotgun news as a kid in ~7th grade. Don't own either one :(

CA357
04-25-2012, 8:10 PM
Don't feel bad. I'm 62 and these are my first. I'll never be able to afford a .44 or .357 Auto Mag.

CA357
05-08-2012, 2:10 PM
I sent the Automag II to Maynard Firearms in Oregon for a thorough troubleshoot and tune up. :cool:

fighterpilot562
05-08-2012, 2:24 PM
Nice dude!

Knifemaker
05-09-2012, 8:50 PM
Yeah I have a few:~) Completely hooked on them since I shot my uncles back in the early 80's. Always the first gen guns though, wouldnt mine have a couple of the newer versions in the future.

I also have a proto/copy Baby AM .22lr(pic below, blue finish) and I do custom work repair and engraving/carving refinish work on them

I just finished helping Brian (Maynard Arms)with his first batch of custom barrels and they came out awesome!

The 4 inch version below I made from a damaged 6.5 inch barrel, cut back to the 4.5 inch length, made a new front sight and milled a pocket for it to go in, made the rear sight since the originals are hard to find and super expensive. Did a full polish on the barrel then blasted the rib, carved flames around the muzzle end of the barrel and a skull profile on the left side of the receiver. Shoots great too! I have a couple of videos on Youtube if you want to see me shooting a couple of mine including the short modded barrel.

Here are a few pics, if you want to see more let me know and can post some more tomorrow.
Matt

http://www.fototime.com/188E60D4C8F704C/orig.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/9187BDC5B0E04DA/orig.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/7149174DBC998F1/orig.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/484A85747D7DAF6/orig.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/0A70B7CBA7AFFBE/orig.jpg

beetle
05-09-2012, 8:57 PM
i like my automag 3 -- i take it out when I shoot my M1 Carbine.

http://www.employees.org/~beetle/guns/automag3-3.jpg

gotta love that fireball! :D (not my pic)

http://glossover.co.uk/amt/Gallary/AutoMagIII/AutoMag%20III%2024.jpg

sneather
05-10-2012, 7:40 AM
Never had the chance to pick up an Automag. But my very first gun of my own, bought by my Grandpa, was an AMT stainless 10/22 with a nylon folding stock. In the over thirty-years since getting that (best birthday present EVER) it's been used and abused in every way imaginable. To this day, still such a blast, and it's as accurate as if it were shooting lasers.

That being said, it looks like the parts were cast in some kid's backyard sandbox. Lord oh mighty, I now know why AMT handguns were infamous for galling and generally not staying together very well.

SnWnMe
05-10-2012, 7:55 AM
Beautiful pieces here.
Love the fireball out of that 30 Carbine.
I wish I could afford one of them 44 AMTs.

CA357
05-10-2012, 8:23 AM
I wish there was a "Thank" or "Like" feature here, I'd thank or like a bunch of the posts in this thread.

I'm beginning to think that this thread has moved into the awesome category. Thank you for your posts gentlemen.

DannyInSoCal
05-10-2012, 8:31 AM
My AMT .30 Carbine is tied for favorite of all time -

I'm still on the hunt for a .50AE and a .45ACP to complete the set.

Just missed a AutoMag 10.5" barreled in .22L complete with rings and scope -

My max bid didn't hit the reserve.

I'm in no hurry - The right deals will come along -

Although the AMT/IAI models are all bringing CRAZY money -

Most nice ones are over $1,000 now....

Has anyone ever found custom grips for the .30 Carbine model...?

CA357
05-10-2012, 8:46 AM
Check out the AMT Forum, you may find some there. I know that I've spotted some online, I think it was either Gungrips or Eagle Grips.

Knifemaker
05-10-2012, 9:11 AM
I have owned over 20 AMT stainless guns over the years and have NEVER had a SINGLE pistol with any galling issue. Guess I was lucky but I also dont think is wa as wide spread as most people think.

I now use Militech syn oil and grease, it is the best stuff out there.

Should I post pics of other AMT guns? Skipper, Hardballer, Longslides?

Knifemaker
05-10-2012, 9:31 AM
I think I have some custom wood grips for a 2 or 3, will see if I can dig them out.

Knifemaker
05-10-2012, 11:31 AM
Top pic is my Auto Mag frame with one of Brian Maynards new 8.5 inch vent rib barrels! Just like the very rare pistol used in Sudden Impact.

Bottom pistol is my Baby Automag copy. I use it for steel match shoots now so I have a cheap red dot on it.

Matt

http://www.fototime.com/12D81128012C069/orig.jpg

http://www.fototime.com/E2B8ABB6B941D3B/orig.jpg

winnre
05-10-2012, 1:02 PM
Turner's has one for sale now....

http://www.turners.com/shop/images/10628.jpg

Knifemaker
05-10-2012, 1:23 PM
What are they asking? The High Standard marked guns are from about the middle of all AM production and they make GREAT shooters. If its a serial number H prefix and HS marked they only made about 93 of them and its worth more than a standard gun. If its not an H prefix no price increase but still worth about $1800 with one clip and no accessories. Anything else it comes with can increase the value. I have bought lots of these over the years and have never paid more than about $1600, the deals are out there. If I was looking for another one I would pay $1800 for the one above as long as it passes inspection. If any of you guys buy it and want to start shooting it let me know and I can hook you up with some decent ammo, etc....They are really fun to shoot and very accurate!
Matt

Knifemaker
05-10-2012, 1:26 PM
Just went and found it, it is one of the very rare H marked guns! They are asking $2500. They say its only in 80% condition, wonder why its rated so low. This gun would sell for like $3000 to a collector, hold onto it for a couple years until the market comes back and it could be worth alot more!
Matt

Knifemaker
05-10-2012, 1:28 PM
I just noticed its been Magnaported, this would make it a harder sell to a collector, could hurt the value too. Since the H prefix guns are so rare it might not hurt it much at all.

wjc
05-10-2012, 5:48 PM
Those 8.5 vent rib barrel model variants are badd***!

That's just the version I'd covet!

dougtoni
05-10-2012, 6:16 PM
Knifemaker your automags are amazing!!!! Those pistol are so beautiful. I am jealious!!! Ive always dreamed of owning one. If you ever want to share or sale one, please keep in mine. Thanks for the pics (porn).

Knifemaker
05-10-2012, 6:39 PM
Those 8.5 vent rib barrel model variants are badd***!

That's just the version I'd covet!Yeah they only made 4 of them for the movie in .44 too.I saw one sell for $5k years ago. Fnny thing is after the movie they made 100 more but only in .357amp. Very cool that Brian chose to make these for us. At $1500 a pop they are not cheap but well worth the quality of Brians work!

Mute
05-11-2012, 6:44 AM
I'd love to find one that's a duplicate of the one from Sudden Impact. Very hard to find one in that barrel length.

Knifemaker
05-11-2012, 7:48 AM
I'd love to find one that's a duplicate of the one from Sudden Impact. Very hard to find one in that barrel length. You will never find one made in that config except for the four movie guns.I dont think the guns used in the movie even came with the 8.5 vent rib barrel from the factory.

Brian and others have been making copy movie barrels for years by cutting down 10.5 inch non ribbed barrels and adding the rib. So there are a handfull of barrels out there in .44 but most are owned by the guys that paid to have them made that way and rarely sell them.

Now that Brian is making new barrels in this length and diff calibers everyone can own one and for a decent price too!

The movie guns were also polished out too, everything except the rib on the barrel.

TonyRumore
05-11-2012, 12:27 PM
I received my new barrel from Brian today. At one time, I had an original 8.5" vent rib gun, Serial Number B00370 pictured below. I think they made more than just the four guns for the movie in that configuration. If you look at old Auto Mag hunting photos you'll see quite a few guys posing for game shots, while holding 8.5" full vent rib guns.

Just an FYI, the original Auto Mag was two words. When the new guns were introduced with the same name ie, Automag II, III, IV, etc, it was combined to one word.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/Pistols/AutoMag8a.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/Pistols/AmpB370.jpg

nocomply25
05-11-2012, 12:34 PM
I love my Automag III, wife claimed it as hers after I took her shooting on our 3rd date.

you got married and then went on your 3rd date?

Knifemaker
05-11-2012, 12:36 PM
Hey Tony! I think 4 made in .44 was tossed around on the AM forum but I could be wrong. I know they have been making copies of it for years using cut down 10.5 inch .44 barrels. And they did make like 100 or a little more in .357amp. But you could be right, who knows what was done for sure back then;~)

Have you shot yours yet? Man mine shoots great! Could not be more happy with it.
Matt

P.S. That boxed gun of yours is a beauty!

Knifemaker
05-11-2012, 12:40 PM
Tony that serial number B00370, wouldnt that be a very early gun? Then the 8.5 inch barrels were made for the movie in 1984? Wouldnt that be way after this frame was made?

Did Harry make the 8.5 inch vent rib barrels way before the movie was ever even thought of? Or did that low number frame originally come with a diff barrel?

Lots of questions about these but not alot of answers that are 100% known for fact.

Wonder if Bruce or anyone else knows.....

TonyRumore
05-11-2012, 1:05 PM
That is a "B" series gun. Made after all the "A" models. It's a late model gun, but the barrel was a mid-production El Monte piece on that frame.

Here's a pic from a Lee Jurras Brochure, circa 1975. Look at the lower left hand picture.
It appears to be Lee Jurras on the left and Harry Sanford on the right. Harry is holding an 8.5" full vent rib gun.....that was in early 1975 and the pic was probably taken well before that.

Tony

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/Pistols/Automag1975.jpg

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/Pistols/Automag1975a.jpg

CA357
05-11-2012, 1:16 PM
I'm lovin' this thread. :cool:

ICONIC
05-11-2012, 1:18 PM
I would love to have an AMT in .30 Carbine. I bet that thing is a beast to shoot

TonyRumore
05-11-2012, 1:28 PM
Matt,

This was published in the July 1974 issue of Guns & Ammo magazine. The barrel in the center, not on a frame, is an 8.5" full vent rib barrel. It takes 6-12 months to get an article on the news stand, so that pic was most likely taken in 1973.

Tony

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/Pistols/automag1974.jpg

Knifemaker
05-11-2012, 2:09 PM
Very cool Tony, thanks for the great pics too!

I learn something every day! lol!

Tony I am still dying for an AR upper in .44amp. ;~) If you or your Dad ever want to sell one....

Matt

Mute
05-11-2012, 2:48 PM
You will never find one made in that config except for the four movie guns.I dont think the guns used in the movie even came with the 8.5 vent rib barrel from the factory.

Brian and others have been making copy movie barrels for years by cutting down 10.5 inch non ribbed barrels and adding the rib. So there are a handfull of barrels out there in .44 but most are owned by the guys that paid to have them made that way and rarely sell them.

Now that Brian is making new barrels in this length and diff calibers everyone can own one and for a decent price too!

The movie guns were also polished out too, everything except the rib on the barrel.

Too true. It's a grail gun.

wjc
05-11-2012, 6:06 PM
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/Pistols/AutoMag8a.jpg


This is simply breathtaking!

SURVIVOR619
05-11-2012, 7:00 PM
I wish there was a "Thank" or "Like" feature here, I'd thank or like a bunch of the posts in this thread.

I'm beginning to think that this thread has moved into the awesome category. Thank you for your posts gentlemen.

And thank you for starting this thread.. I'm 100% automag noob and this has been a great read! Much appreciated!


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CA357
05-11-2012, 8:34 PM
And thank you for starting this thread.. I'm 100% automag noob and this has been a great read! Much appreciated!


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You're most welcome.

This has turned out to be a very informative and cool thread. I had no idea we had such talent and collectors here.

Knifemaker
05-11-2012, 8:50 PM
First pic, the badest of all Auto Mags, the Crossman repeater! Takes BB's and pellets!

http://www.fototime.com/1AF345BEB16DBB6/orig.jpg

Rosewood(I think) finger groove vintage old school Auto Mag custom grips.

http://www.fototime.com/DEEAD8624DDF8D1/orig.jpg

Third pic is of some modern day Eagle grips smooth rosewood.

http://www.fototime.com/120D930B7CCDBDB/orig.jpg

Knifemaker
05-31-2012, 5:32 AM
Tony, I was going through my set of the 15 AM/Jurras newsletters and that same pic popped up again of the full vent ribbed 8 1/2 inch AM. They pic was even larger and the caption for the pic said Harry made that one up in 1971! So at least a couple were made WAY before the movie and almost from day one of AM production.

Matt