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Old 06-02-2018, 12:35 PM
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AMT Lightning 16" barreld uppper acquired...need parts now...



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Went into a local pawn shop, and found an AMT lightning barreled upper, with a 16" barrel. Looks to be in good shape, has the cuts for scope rings milled into the receiver. Looking for a complete lower and bolt now. Anyone have some spare parts laying around they want to part with? Did anyone ever make a stock to fit the pistol series? Would make an interesting type of artillery luger setup since it has a 16 1/4" or so barrel...........
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Old 06-02-2018, 06:00 PM
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All you need is a complete Ruger MKII frame and bolt and you will be in business. Your AMT receiver/barrel will slip right on.

Back in 1986 I did the same thing, only I upgraded my Ruger MKII Target by adding the 10" Lightning receiver/barrel. Worked flawlessly with no modifications to any of the parts. Even the magazines fed perfectly, including the Ramline 14-shot MKII version.
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Old 06-02-2018, 07:21 PM
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bad barrels

All Ruger parts will fit. Take the barrel and sell it. They are not very good. Buy a Ruger or green mountain barrel. Sand the inside of the receiver smooth. Put it together with quality parts and you'll have a gun with a receiver that should take any 22 LR ammo you can put in it without cracking. rc
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Take the barrel and sell it. They are not very good.
Some barrels were good, some were not. Can't say they are all bad, have to shoot them to find out. Mine was a really good one. Won a lot of silhouette matches with that gun.
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Old 06-04-2018, 02:38 AM
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There were sporters that are 17 inch and there are hunter barrels. Which do you have that shoots good? I give the sporters a thumbs down. Rough bore, large chamber, soft breech faces.
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Don't have any of the rifle barrels, but my 10" bull barrel has been a good one...over 12,000 rounds through it with no issues.
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I remember seeing the "carbine" set up many years ago at the Dallas gun shows , In the 80's I think. I believe there was a shoulder stock for the carbine conversion. It attached with the grip frame screws. I have a 10 1/2" tapered barrel that shoots pretty decent. Not heavy to shoot off handed with the heavy tapered barrel .
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I built a few ”customs” with AMT receivers.
In the 1980s they were the best option out there.
I still have them.

If I had a bare AMT receiver I would get a Kidd barrel and trigger assembly and build it. I had an issue with one Kidd bolt where the Ruger bolt would work fine.
Today there are plenty of options.
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I just bought an AMT Lightning pistol 4~5" bull barrel. Was worried seeing all the mixed reviews, but after trying it out that pistol can really shoot. At $140 I can't complain one bit.

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The AMT lightings were a crap shoot, some shot well and some not so good.most shot pretty good .
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Gosh I remember those from back in the day when numrich sold them, I passeed on buying one of the upppers and have regretted, it everyday of ,my life
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have two uppers Ruger lowers - bull on one tapered on the other and one complete lightning bull . all are apx 10" never had any issues.
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