AMT AutoMag III Pistol


Cartridge, Carbine, Caliber .30

Winchester developed a new mid-range cartridge to be used in the new “light rifle”. The cartridge was designated as, Cartridge, Carbine, Caliber .30 M1. The early characteristics of the new cartridge were;

a. Bullet weight: 110 grains.
b. Charge weight: 14.5 grains
of IMR 4227
c. Primer: Winchester No. 116
d. Pressure: 31,000 PSI
e. Muzzle velocity 1,860 feet per second.

Category: Product ID: 2649


AMT AutoMag III Pistol For Sale

The AMT AutoMag III Pistol is a single action semi-automatic handgun, designed by Harry Sanford, creator of the first Automag. The Automag III does not actually fire a magnum cartridge, but is chambered for the .30 Carbine cartridge originally designed for the World War II era M1 carbine. Made of stainless steel and with an 8-round magazine, the large Automag III is the first successful self-loading handgun to be chambered for this cartridge.

Gun Specifications
Type: Pistol
Produced: 1992 – 2001
Caliber: .30 Carbine
Action: recoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger: single-action (SA)
Safety: slide mounted firing pin block
Magazine: 8-round
Frame: stainless steel
Grip: grooved Lexan
Sights: adj. Millett rear sight

The term Auto Mag became part of the American lexicon in a 1983 sequel to the Dirty Harry film, Sudden Impact. In that film Clint Eastwood’s character inspector Harry Callahan, uses his .44 Auto Mag pistol to take down the bad guys. In the 1987 film Beverly Hills Cop II a .44 Auto Mag is used by the bad guys. However, due in part to a lack of availability, sales of the Auto Mag pistol never approached that of Dirty Harry’s Model 29.

The Auto Mag Pistol

The original Auto Mag pistol was conceived and designed by Harry Sanford and Max Gera during the late 1960s. Mr. Sanford established the Auto Mag Corporation during 1969 in California. The .44 AMP (Auto Mag Pistol) cartridge was also conceived by Harry Sanford. The original cartridge cases were formed from .308 rifle brass shortened to a length of 1.298 inches. The bullet was .429-caliber 240-grain with a powder charge of 26 grains. The average velocity was 1450 feet per second with 1120-ft/lbs of energy.


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