AMT Backup 380/9mm Kurz Pistol


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Old 10-04-2013, 04:04 AM   #1
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Default 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?



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Old 10-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
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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



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

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

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It has plastic grips and one externalk lever. see pic's

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

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

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

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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



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