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    Posted: 20 Sep 2020 at 6:21pm
I've seen a few of these for sale over the last few years with serial number starting with AMTL-xxx. I heard one comment that Larry Grossman had something to do with these but I have not been able to confirm that story. Does any one know anything or maybe know someone that might know I would love to know the story if these are actually an AMT item.

https://www.gunbroker.com/Item/879449938#carousel-modal-view-item


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No idea what this is,,,

Definitely an odd hybrid.

Looks like mostly a standard long barrel Lightning but with a modified barrel where they profiled it like a BAM and added the vent rib.

Something about the bolt doesn't look right, so if its not fully forward, or the back of the barrel is machined oddly. 

Good Luck, its an interesting oddity.
Who was that masked man,,,
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Disappointing the seller is advertising it as a Baby Auto Mag which clearly it is not.  Call it a custom built lightning, but not a BAM.

Not sure if that is an intentional mislead, another person looking to make money flipping some gun or just someone who doesnt know better, but it is dishonest to call it a BAM or even an experimental BAM.  


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