I own a rare AMT .22 Back Up semi auto pistol since it was n...

I own a rare AMT .22 Back Up semi auto pistol since it was new. It is in VG-E condition and works well. All stock, no work has been done to it. About 1500 rds. shot with it. What would its value be?

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5 years ago #2
Amt .22 Back up
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Included a quick photo

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5 years ago #3
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4-500 retail used

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4 years ago #4
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Not to step on any toes, but these are for sale all over the place. The price tags are anywhere between $250-$300. I know people that have them priced at $300 but will take $200 cash. They are also anywhere from terrible condition to LNIB (with paperwork, orig. box, manual, etc). I'd say you are looking (realistically) around $250'ish.

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4 years ago #5
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$200 is a steal for this weapon considering how rare and its decent shooting ability. No problems with CCI mini mags ever.

New with paperwork, let me at them.

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4 years ago #6
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Jim, I'm not understanding your reply. Are you looking at buying? "NEW" in box is much different than "LNIB" - or "VG-E" condition. They are for sale everywhere. I went to a little local show (maybe 50 tables) and there were 2 of them there. The "bigger" shows have at least 3-5 at them. You must know something that I don't, but I'd have to say that they are far from "rare".

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4 years ago #7
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The information that can be found, is that only roughly 3000 were ever made. With it's reputation of being best for a boat anchor, you can bet nearly half are in some lake or land fill. Finding a like new in a box would be a dream for me as you can not get parts or clips for them.

I would buy everyone I could ever find for $200 LNIB, mine has been a great weapon and a whole lot of fun to shoot. Since it is now broken in, it even cycles cheap ammo now.

I better go to some gun shows, I see an easy double or triple in 10 years.

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4 years ago #8
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clips gunclip depot has them 34.00 ea. parts high standerd owns them now.

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4 years ago #9
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Gunclip depot has too many complaints on the web...

pass

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4 years ago #10
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jim wrote:
The information that can be found, is that only roughly 3000 were ever made. With it's reputation of being best for a boat anchor, you can bet nearly half are in some lake or land fill. Finding a like new in a box would be a dream for me as you can not get parts or clips for them.

I would buy everyone I could ever find for $200 LNIB, mine has been a great weapon and a whole lot of fun to shoot. Since it is now broken in, it even cycles cheap ammo now.

I better go to some gun shows, I see an easy double or triple in 10 years.


Jim,

You are in an enviable position. You want what few others do. Celebrate this for a bit and buy those pistols. There are many out (3000 minus those landfill items) and available for somewhere near $300.

I wish what I chased was priced at that level. You might be on to something.

Dan
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4 years ago #11
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Jim, I really am sorry but these really are not that rare. They might be where you live, but not other places.

Anybody that knows AMT's knows that AMT's production records were far from accurate. About the only thing that I have ever been able to find, regarding AMT's production figures, were this....

AS you can see, it makes no mention of the .357AMP, .44AMP, 41JMP, not to mention the back-up version of the 38 Super, 357 Sig, etc, etc...

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4 years ago #12
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The AMT (Arcadia Machine & Tool) "back up" .22 LR was a poor seller. It was discontinued in 1987. I bought mine at Lock Stock and Barrel in East Pasadena ($169), I lived in Arcadia. The back up was produced for use in law enforcement. Obviously the .22 was more like a women's purse gun, not the .380 or .45 back up the men would carry. For the most part it was junk and had a lot of problems, but I speculate that was mostly in the larger caliber models. Yes the .22LR had problems cycling if you used bulk ammo, which I'm sure a lot of women and noobs tried and found the gun less than acceptable. Run the big boom CCI mini mag and let the weapon break in I say.

AMT made more than just the "back up" in .22 caliber they also made the Lightning and Automag.

I'll stick with my sources that say only around 3000 in .22 caliber were ever made.

Again I will visit a few gun shows now, I think I know a deal when I see one. It will be fun to see if they really are junk or peeps were just using the wrong ammo.

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2 years ago #13
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I'm comfortable with Jim's estimate of 3,000 produced, considering the number of different .22 models AMT manufactured. I love mine. It seems very well made, although I will admit that it balks on cheap ammunition sometimes.

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1 year ago #14
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I too have the .22 semi- auto back-up. No box, no paperwork. VG condition. How do I take it down for cleaning.

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1 year ago #15
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Poster ??

Here you go.
http://www.gundigest.com/online-gunsmithing-tools/amt-back-up

Regards,

Rob

-dbq

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1 year ago #16
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Also:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4GOSQWVO4M

(the AMT SA 22 and 380 are taken down the same way)

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9 months ago #17
Jim B.
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My AMT Backup 22LR has F03000 stamped on it.
Not sure what F03000 means in terms of total number manufactured.

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1 month ago #18
$75-$100
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Used its worth $75-$100 they are not that rare. AMT .380's were in more demand, with your .22 after 1.500 cycles there is usually wear in thr slide ejector and ramp where new round enters chamber that can cause jams. I love the AMT's because they are stainless and Where all American Made (American Machine & Tool) ... I'll give ya $75.00 thats all its worth without retooling ... or hold on to it as a conversation piece. Brand New ones in Florida fetch around $200 (22LR) and $250 for the .380 (9mm Kurtz- short)
good luck.

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$75-$100 - Please note offers to buy or sell here on GVB are strictly prohibited by the forum (community) rules.

See item #19 of those rules.
http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/terms/community-rules.html

Rob

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