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 How to: AMT Automag III .30 Carbine Disassembly Video 
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I had a very difficult time finding a video to help me disassemble this pistol, so I made my own.

I hope this is helpful to anyone in need.



Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:59 am
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Great video, Ron! :bow:

I like that you went very slowly, and explained every little detail even if it seems insignificant to you, the person who already knows how to disassemble this pistol. My main criticism of so many how-to YouTube videos is that they seem more focused on showing how smart the YouTuber is, and less focused on showing the dummy (me) how to do the task. So, they blast through the details WAY too fast.

Nice camera work by your wife, too! Very steady, good zooms, etc.

Now I just wish that I had a need for this video. :frust:

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Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:13 am
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Nice video, and I agree with Steve, taking a bit of time to explain things goes a LONG way toward making a good video, especially to someone trying to learn how to do something for the first time. Also, good camera work is paramount. My only complaint would be when your hands were covering up what you were explaining, but you'd almost need a second camera running on the opposite side to capture that. The sound was very good, sometimes you get really crappy sound, but your environment was nice & quiet, it was easy to hear the clicks when you were doing the function checks. I will admit I was a bit scared for your pistol's finish when you used a screw driver as a disassembly tool, but clearly it's not the first time you've taken down that pistol and I saw no harm occur.

Having never seen one before, your pistol reminds me of a mashup between any of my 1911's and my Walther P22 (a bit). The P22's recoil spring really likes to go walkabout if you're not careful, so I replaced it with a captured spring instead. Does your pistol not have the extractor in the slide like a 1911? I didn't see a slot for one when you showed the back of the cocked pistol, but maybe I'm looking in the wrong place (I don't think I've ever seen any AMT pistol, much less seen one taken down). Also, does the little spring & rod inside the recoil rod act as a buffer on recoil? My 1911's all have a polymer recoil pad that goes behind the half-moon of the recoil rod, but I've never been convinced they needed one as the original didn't have anything there.

Like Steve, now I feel the need to need your video in the future...

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I just replaced the recoil spring on mine.
One thing you forgot to is show a video of the
Pistol firing and the fire ball at the muzzle.

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Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:18 pm
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GWP wrote:
I just replaced the recoil spring on mine.
One thing you forgot to is show a video of the
Pistol firing and the fire ball at the muzzle.

Greg

This oversight is duly noted!. I will remedy this blunder in the very near future. Stay tuned!


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Jessie is an angel for putting up with you.

Gunpartscorp has some autmag parts.

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Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:33 pm
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I recently picked up an Automag III brand new never fired and am having a hell of time with the barrel bushing. You make it look pretty easy rotating it out. Is there a trick that I'm not getting? I can't rotate it by hand. I modified a 1911 bushing wrench to get it rotate and it's extremely tight. I'm l almost at the point of prying it out. Any advice is greatly appreciated.


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Welcome to WaGuns, Matt!

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