Amt Firearms Serial Numbers
I picked up an AMT backup in 380 from a friend. It's the DAO model made in Irwindale, CA with a serial number of DAA009xx He purchased it brand new back in 96' and ran half a box of ammo through it. He dropped it off at a gunsmith to get a loose extractor Fixed. Three weeks later he called the smith only to find out that he died and the business went belly up. He never got the gun back and just chalked it up as 'bad timing'. Fast forward a few years later he gets a visit from a federal agent asking him if he reported a missing AMT.
He signs for the firearm and it's still in the brand new condition that it was when he dropped it off, with the extractor FIXED. It cost him nothing, only took a few years to get it back.
We went to the range and ran about 50 rds through it without an issue. I asked him how much he wanted for it and he said $200 was fine.
Not the least of which are 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. Apr 19, 2011 Serial numbers between H1 and H198, with one at H1566 and three between H17,219-H17,222, also sold Auto Mags between serial numbers A05278.
So, cool story. Did I do well? Naina Re Tu Hi Ringtone Free Download on this page. Are these good pistols for a pocket gun? Doubt I will ever REALLy use it, if anything a nice novelty piece.
I had an AMT DAO 380 that I used for 'back up' years ago. It was heavy, had a heavy trigger pull, and the stainless steel actually RUSTED easily. However, it was very reliable which is my #1 priority in a defensive handgun. ETA: It was reliable with FMJ ammo only. This was before 'truncated FMJ' was popular. I highly doubt if it would feed HP or truncated FMJ ammo though. I traded it years ago.
Since I've owned a KelTec 32, KelTec P3AT and now a Ruger LCP. I'd take any of the KelTecs and especially Ruger over the AMT. The AMT suffered from being far too heavy for pocket carry and the 'sights' (air quotes) sucked.
They are completely outclassed by the polymer frame designs of today. Every other AMT firearm I've owned had parts breakage issues. The college buddy that I traded the DAO from had the extractor replaced (see the story above) before it went to me. I traded a Rossi revolver for it that ended up with a broken hammer.
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