AMT 22 AutoMag (149c)
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This set of grips fits the Arcadia Machine & Tool (AMT)
.22 Magnum AutoMag pistol, one of two semi-autos that
could fire the .22 WRM cartridge. There is a short frame
model also, but I don't have a mold for the grips for that
one yet. This fits the longer barrel versions with the
longer grip frame, per the dimensions shown. IF YOUR GUN
HAS A GRIP SHORTER THAN 3.7 INCHES, THESE ARE NOT GOING TO
The original grips were hollow shells. These are solid,
and require a shallow L-shaped groove in the right-hand
grip back to clear the trigger bar and pins. If you make
the groove too small in any direction it will probably
stop the trigger from working, so just increase the width
and depth slightly until the hammer will release reliably.
Use a small flat end-mill or rotary bit in a Dremel tool
or similar rotary tool. A little "Magic Marker" ink on
the pin tips and edges of the moving parts will show you
where, on the grip back, to remove a little more material.
The amount of work is minimal, usually takes about 10
minutes to get it perfect. No problem if you cut it a little
too wide or long -- the original grips had the entire
insides hollowed out! These will be far stronger, of course.
The grip kit uses the original screws which come with the gun.
At the time of this writing you can get replacement parts
from High Standard.
Note: even though this grip has grip-grooves on it, it still
looks great with aztec gold or light blue or violet-blue pearl!
The flat areas are large enough to let the swirls and patterns
show, unlike checkered grips.
- Vertical height = 3.7 inches
- Hole spacing on left grip center to center = 2.85 inches
- Hole spacing on right grip center to center = 3.05 inches
- Bottom edge to bottom hole center (both) = .35 inches
- Width across the middle = 1.5 inches
- Grip thickness = aprox. 1/4 inch
(Side note: the one
in my collection didn't work reliably until I sent it to
High Standard (the new owners of the brand at the time)
and had them work on it. When it returned, it was
an extremely reliable handgun if used with the proper
brand of 22 mag ammo. AMT made innovative designs but
sometimes failed to execute quality control; my experience
with several models shows that they can be very reliable
when the various little burrs, mis-fit parts, and such are