.44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby AndyC » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:12 am

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AndyC wrote: I've put myself on the list for one:
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Pretty cool! What is the expected wait/ETA?

No idea - whenever it's ready I guess, but I saw a post from JD Jones saying to save up the pennies as it's getting close :)
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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby AndyC » Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:09 pm

Founders' Editions - 50 of them, with 8.5" tubes - have been sold and fheir owners are expected to receive them in 3 months. Progress is happening...
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Postby Deltaboy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:46 am

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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby TxLobo » Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:43 pm

Wasn't AMT the manufacturer of the original? .. :confused5 :confused5 :confused5

I shot the Auotmag at a gun range in Fort Worth back in 81-82, but ended up with an AMT Hardballer in .45 (similar to a 1911 A1)
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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby JustSomeOldGuy » Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:55 pm

TxLobo wrote:Wasn't AMT the manufacturer of the original? .. :confused5 :confused5 :confused5


No. Essentially, Harry Sanford under several company incarnations, then Acadia Machine Tool, and lastly by Lee Jurras (gunsmith based in New Mexico).
Wikipedia has a fairly decent overview.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AutoMag_(pistol)
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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby AndyC » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:40 am

Founders' Edition (8.5") model - new pics that were sent out from the factory:

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Another angle with some 6.5" uppers in the background:
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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby SQLGeek » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:39 pm

Holy frijoles that's a lot of gun.
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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby John Galt » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:47 pm

SQLGeek wrote:Holy frijoles that's a lot of gun.


That would be like holding a S&W model 29 8 3/8 barrel.

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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby gtolbert09 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:52 pm

I bet Harry Callahan is drooling for one of those :)
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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby JustSomeOldGuy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:42 pm

gtolbert09 wrote:I bet Harry Callahan is drooling for one of those :)


Had one in "Sudden Impact". Or did you mean one of the new ones, for the next time he needs to tell someone "Get off my lawn!" (Automag is SLIGHTLY smaller than a Garand....)
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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby threoh8 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:42 pm

Gonna get a .444 Marlin to go with it?

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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

Postby AndyC » Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:36 pm

Nope - I think I'll be on Ramen for months as it is :lol:
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