Boredom AMT

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by swampgas, Apr 25, 2020.

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  1. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    Yesterday while going thru stuff I found an AMT Hardballer slide that had gone forgotten, got to looking around for other parts and found a really awful AMT frame, tinkered some more and put a Norinco barrel in it and now have a junk box 1911. Also found an 80% AR15 lower that I had finished to 100%, now need to dig around and find some lower parts, have some that are hiding and if I can remember where I stashed them should have a junk box lower soon.

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  2. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    That’s pretty awesome for just junk ya had laying around.
     

  3. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    Thankee, it locks up tight and has very little rattle. I'll zip lock it to a tree and use a string to test fire it LOL
     
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  4. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Very nice!
    I hear you screaming about knowing you have the parts but having to find them!
    Happens all the time here.
    Has anyone seen my VZ double diamond ivory grips?
    No? Yeah.... me either!
     
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  5. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    I have yellow sticky notes up everywhere, I need to restock and maybe switch over to a color code system of sticky notes
     
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  6. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020

    That’s funny. Sticky notes are an awesome helper.
     
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  7. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    One of the attractions / idiosyncrasy of AMT pistols was their use of Gold Cup sized triggers.

    Nice "build."
     
  8. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    I am not worthy, I strive to attain your shade tree smiffin skills daily. Perhaps we should form a guild of Shade Tree Smiffs, if so I nominate Zoid as Grand Poobah!
     
  9. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    I have one I bought new in 1985 for about $199. Never tore it apart but did take the grips off as they were stinky. A couple years ago I found them and they had outgassed so put them back on and now it is 100% original.

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    Although I never tore it apart it has always been a back/bottom of the safe sort of pistol.
     
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  10. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    I have a similar set of grips, but mine have a bronze colored AMT medallion
     
  11. Joni Lynn

    Joni Lynn Professional Pest, NRA Patron member

    Dec 21, 2014
    Nice unusual pistol. Nice job of putting it together from this 'n that.
     
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  12. zChambers

    zChambers ........... Supporting Addict

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    Jan 21, 2015
    Were ATMs considered to be good 1911s? Nobody seems to talk about them in any kind of nostalgic way. I've only ever seen one at a gun show years ago and it didn't seem to have any obvious problems.
     
  13. sparkyfender

    sparkyfender Active Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Nice!

    I really wanted an AMT 1911 for carry back in the 80s, never did get one. I guess they aren't very good guns when you get down to it, but they were very attractive to my totally non expert eyes at that time.
     
  14. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    I would say that AMT's are "meh" at best . . . .
     
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  15. Rick McC.

    Rick McC. Well-Known Member

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    May 3, 2013
    Yep.

    I got one used in the early ‘90’s, and shot IPSC with it. After I found some mags that it liked; it worked pretty well, and I used it to shoot the biggest whitetail deer that any of the old-timbers in our camp could ever remember coming out of the swamp. I shot it with a 230 gr Winchester Black Talon, and when I removed the bullet from under the hide on the far side; it looked just like the ones they showed in the magazine ads back then.

    I think I paid $250.00 for it out the door, but it came in pieces in a brown paper bag, and I had to put it together myself. It also had a light coating of rust on the frame, slide and barrel at no extra charge, which came off fairly easily with Flitz and a wire brush.

    Those were the “sort of” good old days...
     
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  16. swampgas

    swampgas Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 10, 2019
    The slide on this one is after they solved the galling problems. It was fun and a way to pass the time
     
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