.44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

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Re: .44 AutoMag being reborn - JD Jones

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Post by 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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Post by 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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Post by 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)
Friend of mine had the AMT Long Slide ... loved shooting that thing, but the stainless slide always seemed to gall. I liked running wet for sure.

never tried the .22 mag .. but heard lots of complaints on it.
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Post by 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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Post by 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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Holy frijoles that's a lot of gun.
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Post by 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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Post by gtolbert09 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:52 pm

I bet Harry Callahan is drooling for one of those :)
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Post by 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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Post by threoh8 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:42 pm

Gonna get a .444 Marlin to go with it?

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Post by 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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Post by AndyC » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:46 pm

I had a difficult decision to make quickly today.

I had left a VM for the owner of the new AutoMag company to make sure I was in the queue for a 6.5" model. He called back and casually quizzed me a little re AutoMag history and, to cut a long story short, he offered me one of the last two Founder's Editions (8.5"). I figure I'm due something special after dabbling in crypto-currencies and making healthy profits, so time to reward myself - so I accepted.

The pistol should arrive Feb sometime.
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Post by C-dub » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:17 pm

AndyC wrote:I had a difficult decision to make quickly today.

I had left a VM for the owner of the new AutoMag company to make sure I was in the queue for a 6.5" model. He called back and casually quizzed me a little re AutoMag history and, to cut a long story short, he offered me one of the last two Founder's Editions (8.5"). I figure I'm due something special after dabbling in crypto-currencies and making healthy profits, so time to reward myself - so I accepted.

The pistol should arrive Feb sometime.
Very cool Andy. I bet you'll be quite pleased with your decision.

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Post by AndyC » Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:48 am

I might have to make a kydex holster just to do it once :lol:

Apart from actually getting an Automag, there are a couple of (to me) cool aspects:

1. I managed to jump the long queue in front of me out of pure luck - the owner of the company was on a long drive, saw a missed call (from me) and decided to call it back.

2. Crypto-currency profits means that, out of the many thousands this thing costs, in real terms I've paid a little over $1k for limited Founder's Edition :anamatedbanana
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