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Old 10-18-2012, 20:32   #1
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Old 10-19-2012, 14:58   #2
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They either worked or they didn't. I liked mine and had no issues with it but I sold it to buy a duty gun on the approved list. This was 20yrs ago though. Unless it is a smokin' deal, there is probably better out there.
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Old 10-19-2012, 15:27   #3
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I have one as a collector's item since they were the first full stainless 1911. As a serious shooter, forget it.

In fact, mine has never been fired. Its still brand new.
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Old 10-19-2012, 16:38   #4
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I'd buy one if I could get it cheap.
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Old 10-19-2012, 16:52   #5
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It's a gun I will own someday. Maybe even the longslide but one of them for sure.
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Old 10-19-2012, 17:00   #6
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Quality wasn't good, but they were good looking 1911s.

They were modeled after the Colt Gold Cup NM.


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Old 10-19-2012, 17:47   #7
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Bac, is there a 1911 that you still don't have in your collection ? or a particular one that you can't find ?
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Old 10-19-2012, 17:51   #8
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Bac, is there a 1911 that you still don't have in your collection ? or a particular one that you can't find ?
Yeah, there are some I don't own. However, I pretty much have everything I want at this point.

I've been focused on non-1911 autos of late. I'm trying to balance out my collection somewhat.
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you have a wonderful collection, enjoy it for many years.
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Old 10-19-2012, 19:08   #10
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The slides galled very badly. If you have one, and shoot it, find
some Rig +P stainless steel lube. It is a must to stop the galling
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you have a wonderful collection, enjoy it for many years.
Thank you sir
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Old 10-19-2012, 19:40   #12
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The reason I was asking about the AMT, is I was at my LGS picking up a gun that I had some work done to. A guy came in wanting to trade three guns for something different. One of his trade ins was the AMT. I didn't know anything about it. It did look like a Colt.
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Old 10-19-2012, 19:43   #13
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Like I said, it's not something you want to buy for serious range time.

Stainless steel back then was not what it is today. Galling was a major concern.
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The slides galled very badly. If you have one, and shoot it, find
some Rig +P stainless steel lube. It is a must to stop the galling
It was kind of interesting in that they were a kind-of "Beta" test for SS 1911's. Manufacturers learned a lot about galling from them.
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Old 10-19-2012, 19:55   #15
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It was kind of interesting in that they were a kind-of "Beta" test for SS 1911's. Manufacturers learned a lot about galling from them.
Yeah, those and dome other eat stainless autos really helped improve the metallurgy of stainless steel.
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Yeah, those and dome other eat stainless autos really helped improve the metallurgy of stainless steel.
A stainless 1911 is a wonderful thing and in a way we do kind of owe AMT a nod for being a pioneer, but not all pioneering is successful. I may be mistaken, in detail, but my memeory tells me the first "all Stainless" semi auto on the market was the Sterling .22 and .25. (just a little derail)
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Old 10-20-2012, 02:09   #17
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I may be mistaken, in detail, but my memeory tells me the first "all Stainless" semi auto on the market was the Sterling .22 and .25. (just a little derail)
That very well could be.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:10   #18
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Had one shortly after Col. cooper wrote about it in Guns&Ammo. Took years to get over feeling betrayed, but I did. Mine was terrible, wouldn't feed a complete magazine and had such sharp edges I didn't need a pocketknife.
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Had one shortly after Col. cooper wrote about it in Guns&Ammo. Took years to get over feeling betrayed, but I did. Mine was terrible, wouldn't feed a complete magazine and had such sharp edges I didn't need a pocketknife.
I think more didn't work than actually did work.
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Old 10-20-2012, 22:17   #20
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I had 2 in the mid 80's, the first one was a complete POS. I sent it back to the factory and was quite suprised as the second one functioned perfectly. I say the second one because I stamped my initials into the frame under the grips, the stamping was gone but the serial number was the same. I am sure they just made another frame or possibly complete gun and sent it back. Either way it ran like a great machine.
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