Model: Hardballer Long Slide
Serial Number: A24738
Year of Manufacture: 1980-1998
Caliber: .45 ACP
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “Hardballer / Automatic”, Long Slide / Caliber .45” and the AMT logo. The right side of the slide is marked “Stainless – Made In U.S.A.”. The right side of the frame is marked “H49505”, “Covina, CA.” and the AMT logo.
Barrel Length: 7”
Sights / Optics: The pistol is mounted with a rear sight adjustable for windage and elevation and a ramp front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is one piece wraparound black checkered rubber. They are marked “Pachmayr Signature Model” and have a thumb rest on each side. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 90% of its metal finish. The sides and top of the slide show slight handling marks. There is also light wear in the satin finish on the bottom of the frame near the muzzle, on the edge of the frame 2” in front of the trigger guard and along the right edge above the trigger guard. There is also a scratch in the finish on the left side of the frame behind the trigger and slight wear on the edges of the safety and slide release. The serrations on the backstrap show just the slightest wear, while the checkering on the hammer is sharp and unflawed. The screw heads show slight disfigurement. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good to Fine condition.
Mechanics: The single action trigger pull is light with just a slight amount of creep. The action functions correctly. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one 7 round stainless magazine. There is a slight dimple on the right side of the magazine that does not seem to affect the operation of the follower as it slides past. The magazine is in Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: This pistol ought to be perfect for target shooting with its nice trigger pull and long sight radius. Most of the parts are interchangeable with those of a Colt 1911, so getting spare parts shouldn’t be an issue with this pistol.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is NOT on the California “roster of handguns certified for sale” and can only be transferred in California as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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