Arcadia Machine & Tool

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Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT)
Industry firearms
Fate Bankruptcy
Successors Irwindale Arms Incorporated
Founded 1977
Headquarters Irwindale, California, U.S.
Area served U.S.
Products weapons

Arcadia Machine & Tool, commonly abbreviated to AMT, was a firearms manufacturer from Irwindale, California. The company produced several weapons, often clones of existing firearms made in stainless steel.[1] Plagued by quality and reliability problems, the company went bankrupt and the assets and trademark were acquired by IAI (Irwindale Arms Incorporated). The company was named as a defendant in the lawsuits brought against various gun manufacturers.[2] In 1998 Galena Industries of Sturgis, South Dakota purchased the company and produced firearms in the style of AMT's until 2001 when Crusader Gun Co. of Houston, Texas bought the company.[3]

Some of the company's products are now sold by High Standard Manufacturing Company.[4]



  1. ^ Shideler, Dan (2010). Gun Digest 2011. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-4402-1561-2. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Lawsuit info
  3. ^ Dan Shideler; Jerry Lee (2012). 2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price & Reference Guide. Iola Wisconsin: Krause Publications. pp. 50–51, 472. ISBN 978-1-4402-1688-6. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  4. ^ High Standard's AMT AutoMag pistols

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