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AMT Hardballer question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ignacio49, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Ignacio49

    Ignacio49 Member

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    The stainless steel used to manufacture the AMT Hardballer - was it a soft ss? a hard ss?

    What were the cons/pros of using a soft metal, or a hard metal?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Patocazador

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    I have a Hardballer but don't know the type of stainless steel they used. I do know that it is the most accurate .45 out of the 4 I have. Two of the 4 are Colts.
     
  3. Charlie98

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    I don't know if it's the same steel, but I had a stainless AMT DAO .380 I carried for a while... the slide cracked under the ejection port. I didn't think much of that, and when I got it back from AMT, it disappeared.
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    The problem with AMT 1911s was whether the steel was hard or soft. It was an issue with galling
     
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    Harry Sanford was partial to 17-4PH stainless for the AMT pistols. I have several AMT pistols, and had never had any galling problems with modern gun lubes.
     
  6. Ignacio49

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    My friend's Hardballer s/n is A31xxx, Irwindale, CA. Any idea about its quality and/or vintage?
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