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New acquisition, AMT Lightning Pistol

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Old 04-11-2012, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default New acquisition, AMT Lightning Pistol

I recently came into possession of an AMT Lightning pistol. There seems to be very little in the way of information out there about it. It seems to be a Ruger MK2 knockoff. (Wikipedia states that it prompted a lawsuit) Anyway, it has an excellent trigger and shoots nicely.
It came in the original box with one magazine. I was wondering if there was anyone who had additional info about them. I would really love some PDFs of the supporting documentation.
Also, will Ruger MK2 magazines work in these things? Or for that matter, MK3, I have one of those already, but I understand that there were changes made with the MK3 that might preclude their use.

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Old 04-11-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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The AMT Lightning pistol was made from 1984-87, in Standard and Bullseye models...
10-shot mags, and barrel sizes available were 5", 6.5", 8.5", & 10".
Millet Adjustable Sights...Checkered Pachmeyr Rubber grips and stainless finish.

There was also a 16 & 1/2" barrel with shoulder stock conversion kit...some folks just liked the really long barrel...
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Bullseye edition...note the Charles Bronson Wildey rail
New acquisition, AMT Lightning Pistol - .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion

Sad thing, they were more precise than the Ruger models they copied...probably why Ruger sue'd '
Hope that helps a little...
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