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AMT Lightning

Discussion in 'Long Guns, Rimfire, Shotguns and Handguns' started by Strycnine, Jun 8, 2018.

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  1. Jun 8, 2018 #1

    Strycnine

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    Picked this up awhile back from a good friend. It's unfired.

    Anybody have experience with ATM?

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    SHOOTER13

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    AMT
    ...founded 1977

    The AMT Lightning pistol is a semi-auto chambered for .22LR which was manufactured by Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT) of Corvina, California during the 1980's and early 1990's.

    The pistol was an unlicensed low-cost clone of the Ruger Mark II pistol and, along with the AMT Lightning 25/22 rifle, prompted a successful trademark infringement lawsuit by Ruger that forced AMT to discontinue the model line.

    The company filed for bankruptcy after their products were marred with quality and reliability problems, and the assets and trademark were acquired by Irwindale Arms Incorporated (IAI).

    Later, in 1998, Galena Industries purchased the company and produced firearms in the style of AMT's until 2001 when Crusader Gun Company (later High Standard) purchased it.


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  3. Jun 8, 2018 #3

    Strycnine

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    Well, not sure what I'll do. I just looked on gunbroker and there are a few AMT"s listed for decent money. Not sure if they are selling though.
     
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