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    Posted: 16 Aug 2013 at 11:27pm
Is anyone familiar with a gentleman named Larry Grossman? I believe he lives in the High Desert of Southern California. He was a machinist with AMT when (I believe) it was located in Irwindale just before the firm closed. If so, please contact The Rev at revdawson@aol.com. Thank you and good shooting!
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Yes he does live in the high desert of So Cal. He wasn't just a machinist at TDE, AMT, and the other related names. He was a close personal Friend of Harry Sanfords as well as Chief machinist. He did not always hold that particular title, but he and Harry made all final decisions. And Harry always checked with Larry. He also did work outside the firearms industry with each of those companies that did work for NASSA and similar organizations. There were other machinists and when they got stumped or their particular design efforts or the design didn't materialize, Larry generally solved the particular problem.
I am not at liberty to offer ways to contact him. As he prefers to distance himself from anything AMT.    FWIW dept.
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Not only is Larry a machinist, he is also a brilliant designer. Give credit, where credit is due. He designed the AMT II, III, IV & V. His polish work is second to none and his custom work is above reproach.

He was devestated when Harry passed away.   He'll surface on his own terms.
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I don't know how I missed this one but just saw it and had to reign in. Larry Grossman was in may ways my mentor. Although I received my apprenticeship from another man years prior, Larry was the one responsible for taking my knowledge in the trade to a much higher level than I ever would have received elsewhere. Like Harry, Larry took me under his wing and showed me the ropes in the firearms trade. Lee is right on when he says that Larry was much more than a machinist. His creativity was never ending and his desire to go above and beyond eventually gave us the AM II, AMIII, AM IV, AM V, On Duty and double action Back Up pistols. I took Larry's position as Tool Room Manager when he was promoted to the Engineering position. This was while Greg Market was still the General Manager. When Greg left to start Wyoming Arms, Larry took over as General Manager but was still the Engineer and did most of the proto type work himself. He wore many hats but never pushed his weight around the shop. He was always a joy to work with and for. He was in essence Harry's right hand man and as Lee put it, Harry never did anything with out Larry's complete involvement in the project. I really miss working at AMT, with Harry, Larry and the rest of the crew. We were like family. Dis-functional at times but isn't every family that way? Wink
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