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Mongo 10-04-2013 03:04 AM

AMT Backup 380/9mm Kurz Pistol
I bought one as a project. They are known to fail to feed & fail to extract and jam.
My first thought is to try different springs. Anyone have any suggestions or expierence with the AMT backup?

john323 10-04-2013 06:38 PM

Is it a 1st or 2nd generation back up? You might be able to get parts from this guy:MIKES GUNSMITHING...562-984-2529....Good luck...John

Mongo 10-05-2013 01:37 AM

How do you identify 1st or 2nd generation? It was Mfg in Covina.

john323 10-05-2013 07:42 PM

!st gen walnut grips and external levers.....2nd no external levers

Mongo 10-06-2013 12:18 AM

2 Attachment(s)
It has plastic grips and one externalk lever. see pic's

robertusa123 10-06-2013 01:05 PM

I got the same gun. Mine works great. I can tell you the spring is soupost to be tight

sigman84 10-06-2013 04:24 PM

My mother has carried one for years. Never had a problem with it as far as I know.

BillDeShivs 10-06-2013 08:57 PM

I doubt the springs are the problem. They seldom are.

robocop10mm 10-06-2013 10:40 PM

AMT had a lot of problems with galling. They were the first to use stainless steel in mass produced self loading pistols. Try Rig Lube +P. Specially made for stainless steel.

robertusa123 10-07-2013 03:14 AM

I had the same cleaning problems too. Because the gun is so difficult to brake down. I cleaned it with a can of Blake cleaner. Once it dryed I then lubed it with spray oil then buffed. Been fireing flausly since

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