The New Sweet Heart In My Life!

The New Sweet Heart In My Life!

it is an AMT Hardballer Long Slide Stainless .45 ACP 7 inch barrel
barrel and slide are magna ported,extensive feed ramp and chamber polishing have been done.it has a colt commander hammer,trigger work has been done with a 2.5 pound trigger pull.it has aftermarket adjustable sights.i am sure i missed something.this was a pin gun that i picked up for 300 bucks!

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:10 PM

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what!no comments?

Little Dragon,check it out!real iron not any of that funny plastic stuff!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:23 PM

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Now that is one sweet .45! If she shoots half as nice as she looks it must be alot of fun!!

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:12 PM

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is beautiful weapon. it look like your usual outstanding work. have look careful at the many picture of the work you do as have suggest to ryo. you so very fine workman and hobbyist. could explain a few thing to ryo dozo. first why such long barrel, unless is like rifle and so give higher muzzle velocity and better accuracy ka what is pistol worth now after your work on it ka you have say that it originally cost you 300 bucks. would seem after such fine looking craftsmanship that it would be worth considerable more now too.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:14 PM

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She's purty!

I don't have a 1911 yet, but I've been wantin' one. We're in a recession at my house but I see one in my future.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:16 PM

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yes,barrel is longer so that you gain all the velocity out of the .45 ACP plus the 2 inch longer barrel really helps accuracy!i didnt build this i bought it as is.it books right about 700 dollars in original shape but with Magna Porting and various checkering and polishing it is worth appraised value at $925 but i didnt buy it to sell,i bought it to shoot.with the extra length and the porting i get more felt recoil from my CZ75 9mm than from this!

5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:28 PM

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had misunderstood about the workmanship. gomen nasai. (am very sorry) but even so is most very excellent looking weapon.
btw, it not appropriate for you to refer to ryo as san. ryo is under age of 21 so is properly refer to as kun. (you say it like ku, sorta kinda pronounce the n at the end of word, but not really. just throw n sound away just as start to say neh) meaning of san (you do say the n) is honorable sir or would be honorable ma'am if speaking to a woman) it not gender specific. kun mean literal, honorable kid. and is also not gender specific. could refer to boy or girl.
sugoi! (word mean literal, oh wow!) it more than triple in value neh. is just sugoi neh. btw, did receive copy of letter that ryo sent to friend charley as well ka

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LittleDragon, LD kun d:-) <------- ryo in baseball cap

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

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Looks fuuny with the 7 inch barrel. I have never seen a 45 acp with a 7 inch barrel. Just with 4" or 5" inch barrels. How does it shoot?

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:39 PM

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i set up a soup can and paced off 50 feetloaded a mag and fired all 7 pretty quickly then checked and had 5 of 7 shots in the bottom of the soup can.and i AM not a practiced handgun shooter!i was shocked as hell to do this well!cant wait for range time this weekend to really test her out but i got a good feeling about this one even if it is a bit funny looking!though i can put a colt slide and barrel on it to shorten it up if i want to and right now i dont want to!guess i know where i can use the original remington rand (WW2)barrel and slide that i have stashed away for a rainy day!

5 years 32 weeks ago, 9:44 PM

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I bet it is a shooter. Sounds like it is shooting fine from what you said. :-)

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 10:06 PM

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Nice gun Greasy, I've never laid eyes on one with a 7 inch barrel before

5 years 32 weeks ago, 10:22 PM

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catfish88 san

unusual thing like such just about usual thing for most very excellent friend greasypaws. he most very expert hand loader, and most very excellent gunsmith. recommend catfish88 san go to greasypaws home page here and check out all his very fine work that he show in his pictures on here.

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LittleDragon

PS would honor ryl very much if would go to home page of self and check out the 3 little picture that ryo have make offering of to site here. ryo have number of good friend here who make many nice comment about ryo and younger brother work here. we have almost complete, gomen nasai it not done still yet, a most extensive article on subject of the Bionix II combat system. hope you will try experiment with picture of Swedish make AK 5 Basic. also hope you enjoy picture of M242 Bushmaster 25mm auto cannon and little small article with same about same.

Thank you so much! arigato goziemasu for your most very kind understanding of ryo social goof. ryo often have social skill of drunken camel. is mortify by same, and thank you again for gentle understanding. btw, catfish88 look just like otosan in picture. otosan mean father, but could be transelate as to mean pop or pops.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 10:37 PM

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nice score, greasy

Hardballer is a gun I wanted badly when I was younger. I always likes the look of the longslide 1911. It's kinda like the auto version of Dirty Harry's Smith 29. Actually I guess Charles Bronson's Wildey .44 AutoMag would fit that bill, but I digress. Very nice looking gun.

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5 years 32 weeks ago, 10:57 PM

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thanks runaway!

finally a long slide fan!

5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:36 PM

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this thing is awesome to shoot!

5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:40 PM

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hey greasy, nice gun

only 300 dollars, even better, what brand is it

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:45 PM

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greasypaws

If you sell it, I want it. Unusual and very nice.

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5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:46 PM

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it is an AMT Hardballer stainless 7 inch barrel

5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:50 PM

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sorry charley!

not for sale!i always wanted a 1911 style 45 and i finally got one

5 years 29 weeks ago, 11:52 PM

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greasypaws, lmao!

havent heard of AMT, but nice gun none the less, its kinda 1911 meets revolver gun, and btw, mall cop is such a mean term, we prefer shopping center security, lol.

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 9:34 PM

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here is my .45

5 years 4 weeks ago, 9:44 PM

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Beautiful Hardballer

You know you stole it for $300! It's really beautiful. I shot a long slide Hardballer some time during the 1970's (the only one I've ever shot). It was factory original & wouldn't feed anything but hardball, but it shot that very well. I remember being surprised that the recoil was significantly less than my 5" 1911. It felt different in the hand too, because of the added weight out front. My memory may not be correct, but I seem to remember that all AMT guns had to have a "ramp & throat" job (as we called them then) before they would feel JHP or semiwadcutter ammo. That wasn't really a big deal, because all Colts had to have the same thing in those days. That used to be a great source of income for gunsmiths back then.

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 9:58 PM

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you are correct about the feed and ramp job.this gun has had just about every modification that can be done.it was a bowling pin gun before i got it.it will feed hard ball,hollow points and semi wadcutters.i handload wadcutters for it,they feed very well and this gun shoots any ammo i throw in it accurately.

5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:17 PM

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I wanted one when they first came out, was into bowling pin shooting, and AMT was the first if i remember of the custom 1911's, out side of those made by diffrent companys in WWII of course.. I cant believe you got that puppy for 3oo.. the Cdr hammer looks great, and notice extnded slide release, and safty.. Been looking for old pics from mags, but not finding any, can't remember if the straight back strap was standard or not.. Know this much you can double your profit quick.. Really really sweet.. So what are you going to carry it in.. one of those long rev shoulder holsters from uncle mikes or what... Good job dude.

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 10:43 PM

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i bought a Galco Combat Master fit for my CZ 75 and ironically the AMT fits in it perfectly!so i wear it on my side when i carry it.normally i carry my CZ in a shoulder rig but my .45 just says "back off" so much more than the CZ.wonder why?

5 years 4 weeks ago, 11:06 PM

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The beauty of MR Brownings design, nothing says PISTOL like a 1911, and if your carrying it in condition one, even more so.. have you had any issues with the recoil spring, as i remember that was the only thing that AMT had to work out, for obvious reasons. Guessing by now yours has been "tuned"

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5 years 4 weeks ago, 11:50 PM

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recoil spring

mine has been replaced of course so it is a moot point

4 years 50 weeks ago, 9:52 PM

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cause it is a hard baller!7 inch Magna Ported barrel!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:00 PM

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:03 PM

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it is great!

i put 200 rounds thru it yesterday and it felt like i was firing a .380 the whole time!

4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:07 PM

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and I used to shoot for beer and I used his hardballer sometimes. Very easy on muzzle jump, quick second shots.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:45 PM

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Think i've mentioned my brother.. Garys the "senior" of us Edwards boys, and retired as a (mustang) Maj. down in runaways Sierra Vista AZ (big sig corp base) So somewhere in the mid-late 80's while i was still doing the 1911 thing. Gary gets into reloading, tells me to bring down some brass, hes already got a couple hundred rounds loaded up (regular 230gr LRN) so i do, he takes the brass, and like a good brother says "here ya go bub". and gives me a couple of loaded boxes.. So next time im out in Tucson, and this was with some guys who were NOT as semi goofy as your friend Greg.. I take the reloads. I sorta wanted to impress these guys, so say real nosalant.. Yeah, my brother and i did a little reloading last week.
My brother had forgoten somehow the whole "crimp" thing, (don't ask me how or why) and they proceded to fall apart on me.. I litterally had bullets and powder falling out at my feet.. The guys are sorta looking at me like im one of those kids that ride the short buss.. One of the more embarrising moments i remember.

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 10:53 PM

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They mic'ed out at book specs but the bullets fully engaged the rifling as he cycled a couple through the action. Yup, he pulled the bullets and the powder went trickling out the receiver. I think he bent a cleaning rod getting the stuck bullet out but thank goodness he did not try to chamber another on top of that bullet, it would have been stuck tight! Anyway, I learned a lesson, just cause the book says, it ain't always right. They chambered just fine in my gun

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AMT GUY

My Girl friend use to say longer is BETTER!!!

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