It has been several months since our last report, but a lot of great progress has been made by the Auto Mag team. In addition to changes in the frame casting, we have stamped the magazine pieces and developed and built an automated TIG welder to weld the rear spine of the magazines.
It was in August of 2015 that I bought the assets of Auto Mag from the Sandford family. At the time I thought that we would take the 500 or so frames and left over parts and build them into 4-500 Auto Mags and that would be the end of this project. Obviously over time the original plan has greatly evolved to making a new and improved Auto Mag from new parts, using improved materials and manufacturing processes that mostly were not available back in the day of the original production. We also wanted to address some of the engineering issues that plagued the original Auto Mag while maintaining the original look and feel. I did not have a clue at the time what it would take in terms of time, resources and personal. If you would have told me I would have never even started but now that we have done it I could not be happier.