Arcadia Machine & Tool

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Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT)
Industry Firearms
Fate Bankruptcy
Successor 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, primarily clones of existing firearms, but made from stainless steel rather than the traditional steel used for most firearms of the time.[1]

AMT was described by the U.S. BATF as one of the "Ring of Fire companies",[2] known for their large-scale manufacture of Saturday night specials. The company filed for bankruptcy after their products were plagued with quality and reliability problems, and the assets and trademark were acquired by IAI (Irwindale Arms Incorporated). Later, 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 purchased it.[3]

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  1. ^ Shideler, Dan (2010). Gun Digest 2011. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-4402-1561-2. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hot Guns: Ring of Fire". Frontline. PBS. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  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. 

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