Arcadia Machine & Tool
|Fate||Acquired by Irwindale Arms Incorporated|
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[specify] used for most firearms of the time.
AMT was described by the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as one of the "Ring of Fire companies", known for their large-scale manufacture of Saturday night specials. 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 of Sturgis, South Dakota, purchased the company and produced firearms in the style of AMT's until 2001 when Crusader Gun Company (later High Standard Manufacturing Company) of Houston, Texas purchased it.
- Auto Mag
- AMT Baby AutoMag
- AMT AutoMag II
- AMT AutoMag III
- AMT AutoMag IV
- AMT AutoMag V
- AMT AutoMag 440
- AMT Backup
- AMT Hardballer
- AMT On Duty
- AMT Lightning pistol
- Shideler, Dan (2010). Gun Digest 2011. Iola, Wisconsin: Krause Publications. p. 114. ISBN 978-1-4402-1561-2. Retrieved 25 May 2013.
- "Hot Guns: Ring of Fire". Frontline. PBS. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
- 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.