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AutoMag III
Automag III .30 Carbine made by Irwindale Arms, Inc. with .30 Carbine cartridge
TypeSemi-automatic pistol
Place of originUnited States
Production history
DesignerHarry Sanford
ManufacturerArcadia Machine & Tool
Unit cost$470 MSRP[1]
Weight43 oz (1,200 g)
Length10.75 in (273 mm) stock extended
350 mm (13.8 in) stock folded
Barrel length6.375 in (161.9 mm)

Cartridge.30 Carbine
9mm Winchester Magnum
ActionShort recoil operated, locked breech
Effective firing range50 m (160 ft)
Feed system8-round box magazine
SightsAdjustable iron sights

The AMT Automag III is a single action semi-automatic handgun, designed by Harry Sanford, creator of the first Automag. The Automag III does not actually fire a magnum cartridge, but is chambered for the .30 Carbine cartridge originally designed for the World War II era M1 carbine. It was also originally chambered for the 9mm Winchester Magnum cartridge. Only the original AMT production pistols were made in 9mm Winchester Magnum; later Galena production was only in .30 Carbine.[3] It was made of stainless steel and has an 8-round magazine.[4]

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  1. ^ Fjestad, S.P. (1997). Blue Book of Gun Values (18th ed.). Minneapolis, MN: Blue Book Publications. p. 99. ISBN 1-886768-08-0.
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  3. ^ Holloway, Thomas (2 April 2015). A Guide to Handgun Cartridges. New York: Barnes & Noble. pp. 41–44. ISBN 978-1-329-00762-8.
  4. ^ 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.

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