Auto Mag

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Summary: The description, specs and photos for the Auto Mag pistol.

Manufacturer’s Description

Auto Mag left side photo
The Auto Mag from the left.

The Auto Mag is a semiauto pistol built on a stainless steel frame and chambered for several magnum-level rounds, including .357 AMP, .41 JMP and .44 AMP. The Auto Mag is a locked breech, short recoil-operated pistol with a rotating locking bolt. Dual return springs are located below the barrel at each side of the frame.

This single-action pistol features an exposed hammer and a frame-mounted manual safety. Available barrel lengths include 6.5″ and 8.5″, and you can easily interchange .357 AMP and .44 AMP barrels. Available grips include two-piece black polyurethane, holly or ebony wood.

Other features include adjustable sights and a stainless steel finish.

Some History

The original Auto Mag was conceived by Harry Sanford in the late 1960s. The Auto Mag was first produced in 1971 by Auto Mag Corporation. Over the years, a variety of companies produced it after Auto Mag Corporation folded, including TDE, OMC Corp and High Standard.

Note: The Auto Mag (two words) is not to be confused with the AutoMag (one word), another magnum-level semiauto pistol also developed by Harry Sanford during the 1990s. For more on these pistols, click here.

The Specs

Caliber Capacity BBL OAL Width Height Weight
.357 AMP, .44 AMP, .41 JMP 7+1, 8+1 6.5″ 11.5″ n/a n/a 3 lb., 9 oz., unloaded (.44 AMP)
.357 AMP, .44 AMP, .41 JMP 7+1, 8+1 8.5″ n/a n/a n/a n/a


MSRP: $275

More Reading

Click here and here to see a 1970 article and 1974 article in Guns & Ammo on the Auto Mag, respectively.

More Photos

Auto Mag right side photo
The Auto Mag from the right.

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