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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2016, 05:47:59 AM »
I could have bought one for a song........stop reminding me.  :'(

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« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2016, 07:49:49 AM »
This is just copied and pasted from the AMT/AutoMag Forum.  This is from the new Company's People.

240 grain at 1750 fps, WOW!.

We expect the new design to be better is several ways but until we make some and put them though testing I will not be able to prove it. So far all of the parts we are machining from solid stock instead of casting, except the frame and we are doing experiments to see if we can replace the cast frame with a machined one. This makes the parts more consistent as well as stronger and longer lasting. Also both the barrel and barrel extension are being machine from one block of steel and this eliminates the need for welding and grinding. The three most important parts changes are 1. the accelerator system has been eliminated. 2.The bolt spring is replaced by a cam. This reduces a number of parts and makes the slide as easy to pull as a 1911. It also eliminates the possibility of firing out of battery. 3. The bolt was redesign based on the m-16 bolt. It now has 8 locking lugs rather than 6 and they have been reposition to improve feeding reliability. The new bolt has more than twice the surface area and is once again made from solid stock and not a casting. This is estimated to increase the maximum chamber pressure by 50%. [If this proves out you would be able shoot a 240 grain bullet at 1750 fps as a standard load.

This is the agonizing part of building a new gun. It could work first time as designed and we could go into production and stop the black hole of spending without income. I also could be struck by lighting twice at the same place. It is much more likely that something will come up that needs redesigning and this process will add another month before we can test the change and repeat. It could be ready in a month or it may not be ready in a year although my guess it will be between those two.

I really appreciate this community. There are so many people that love this gun and only want what is best for it. They have already helped me connect with many good people that have added so many ideas suggestions and improvements that I could have never done on my own no matter who I hired. "All of us are smarter than any of us".

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2016, 05:52:07 AM »
I had a 12" 30 LMP barrel years ago. (shown scoped in the pic)
We also designed a 375 Auto Mag that we ran in AR's, and it's short enough to be made to run in the pistol as well, using 200gr flat point bullets.

The 375 Auto Mag works very well in an AR, subsonic, suppressed, with a 350 grain SMK.  That bullet is too long to run in a .375 Weaper case or the .375 SOCOM.

Tony

« Last Edit: February 27, 2016, 05:53:43 AM by TonyRumore »

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2016, 06:41:26 AM »
What kind of luck did you have with the 30 LMP? 

I was always told that it was Kent Lomont's favorite cartridge.  Jurras said it was temperamental at best.

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« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2016, 07:44:55 AM »
The 30LMP didn't cycle well with 110gr bullets but did fine with 125's and 130's.  I spoke with Kent Lomont for about an hour back in 1999....most all of the conversation was over the 30LMP.  It was certainly his favorite.  We'll be doing in AR in 30 Auto Mag in about 3 months.

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2016, 08:16:26 AM »
What kind of velocities did you get out of your 12" pistol barrel?

What barrel length on the AR will you use and what kind of velocities are you expecting?

Thanks for posting!

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2016, 09:06:44 AM »
Tony those are interesting to say the least!   8)  Thanks for sharing!  :D
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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #37 on: February 29, 2016, 10:53:59 AM »
Send a question re 10mm in new models...answer below;

TJ,

We want to keep it simple in the beginning and only offer one version in one caliber and one barrel length. Then as we get that in place we would consider adding other variations such as barrel lengths and later still would be other calibers. I just don’t know how much demand would be for a 10mm but it would require a complete redesign and that would be a huge undertaking so I don’t think that would be likely.

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #38 on: February 29, 2016, 12:54:18 PM »
Wanting a 10mm AutoMag would be about like wanting a 10mm Desert Eagle.

There are certainly more appropriate platforms for the cartridge.

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2016, 07:26:06 AM »
Here is a link to the New Auto Mag blog.

They keep adding to it as there prototype progresses.  Near the bottom they have mounted a new upper on an old lower and are shooting it into the dirt to test it.

It appears to be working but the gun is either short stroking or they are getting magazine follower bounce which was a problem with Auto Mags.  They are using one of the old magazines to test it.

They are planning to use high speed photography to analyze the problem.

It looks encouraging.


http://www.thenewautomag.com/insidebaseball/

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2017, 10:56:53 AM »
Well, I never thought this would come about but the New Auto Mag Company is in production as I am typing this.

The initial offering is a "Limited Founder's Edition" with just 50 guns total.  They will be chambered in 44 Auto Mag with 8 1/2" VR barrels, have wood grips, and special serial numbers mimicking the pistol Dirty Harry used in the Sudden Impact movie.  The initial edition is sold out.

Here are some pictures from Larry Grossman who made the Clint-1 pistol for the movie.  He is overseeing the new production also.

http://www.amtguns.net/amt-information/galleries/photos-from-larry-grossman/

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #41 on: September 20, 2017, 04:44:32 AM »
I've been looking forward to this one.  I hope they will offer a regular production model with the 8.5 in the not to distant future.

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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2017, 09:03:49 AM »
A friend of mine that is consulting on the New Auto Mags sent me these 'work in progress' photos. 


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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2017, 09:10:36 AM »
Another shot.

The gun is the 8 1/2" version and the barrels on the mat are the 6 1/2" style.

Looking Good!



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Re: New Auto Mag Corp
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2017, 06:05:59 AM »
It looks like the new Auto Mags are moving along nicely.  Here is a link to a progress report on their website:

  https://read.automag.com/october-2017-update-3bfecfafc74b

The new barrel and rib have a different profile from the original AMP's.  The new barrels and ribs are machined from one piece and threaded into the barrel extension.  In the old process the ribs were welded to the barrel and the barrels were welded into the barrel extensions.

Personally, I liked the old profile better but the new system should yield a much better product.