AMT longslide HELP!!


February 20, 2012, 02:41 PM
I have a Hardballer Longslide, and as many of you know from reading past posts on these things, the company went under several years ago and parts are hard to come by. I do see many geniuses here on the forum doing 1911 builds, and a few making their own longslides, and I was wondering if those individuals might let me in on where they get their parts. I want so badly to get this gun firing, and all I need is the recoil spring plug for a 7 inch slide. I am told by the tech at Brownells that a 6 inch plug won't do it. Thank you all and Happy Presidents Day.

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February 20, 2012, 04:42 PM
Maybe try contacting as I'm pretty sure they make a 6" longslide. They might be able to make a custom recoil spring end cap for your 7" AMT Longslide.

February 20, 2012, 04:52 PM
Surely an empty case wouldn't work...that would be too easy.

It does work on certain 1911s.

February 20, 2012, 05:56 PM
thank you I'll give em a shout

Ive never heard of using shell casings....what would work, .357? right now its being held in with an end of coaxial cable. I don't dare try firing it this way....

February 20, 2012, 06:26 PM
What caliber is it? .45? I don't know why the length of your slide would matter for the spring plug. I guess it depends on your guide rod setup.

See photo in post #1:

I looked up an old AMT longslide manual. It appears they use the standard guide rod setup. If that little .45 acp case trick works for you, then I suspect a regular 1911 spring plug would work too.

February 20, 2012, 10:35 PM
i think they do use a stock configuration plug but i think a spacer plug is inserted in the plug to use the standard longth spring .
i kinda noticed that when firing my long slide and the guide plug and spring flew out .

February 21, 2012, 12:13 PM
My stainless long slide has a distinctly different plug from standard dimensions. I'll try to remember to get photos at the shop today.

February 22, 2012, 09:30 PM
So, since I'm not sure whether you don't have one at all or just a crappy one... Here's what I have for comparison.

The plug is 3 1/2 inches total length including the protruding nose

The inside depth is 1 3/8 inches.

February 28, 2012, 08:15 PM
sorry for being out so long. I don't have a plug at all, and don't know the dimensions of it, and not being 1911 savvy, don't know the best places to look.

pingpingping: cool pic. Ill have to play around with that.

Bannockburn: sorry, page must be ooc. link brings up nothing.

ApacheTodd: Thank you! this is the closest Ive gotten so far. maybe I can find someone who can machine this thing out for me.

who else made a 7 inch 1911? maybe their parts could work also?

February 28, 2012, 09:29 PM
they were the only one to make one as far as i know .

February 28, 2012, 09:36 PM
How hard could it be to have one made? It's not a watch cog or anything like that.

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