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?
Married 27 years---I'm starting to think it might work out.
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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
How do you identify 1st or 2nd generation? It was Mfg in Covina.
!st gen walnut grips and external levers.....2nd no external levers
It has plastic grips and one externalk lever. see pic's
I got the same gun. Mine works great. I can tell you the spring is soupost to be tight
My mother has carried one for years. Never had a problem with it as far as I know.
I doubt the springs are the problem. They seldom are.
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.
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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