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Calico M-100

Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by deadeye, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  2. lcb97269

    lcb97269 Milwaukie, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What is your minimum price?
     
  3. Bello425

    Bello425 Vancouver Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    What condition are the mags in? I have heard that majority of the problems with the M100 is the mag (i.e. cranked the mag too many times). Thanks.
     
  4. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    those look more like mags to me.;)
     
  5. rsmccsman

    rsmccsman Hillsboro Go Blazers!

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    I had a Calico carbine in 9 mm with two 100 and one 50 round magazines that I sold back in the 90s. Like many guns wish I hadn't sold it. Actually I think the company used to be out here in Hillsboro. Very innovative design including helical magazine that can be stored loaded indefinitely without spring fatigue as you could wind up the springs and be ready to shoot in seconds. Also downward ejection keeps brass from hitting others in the face and makes for handy compact carbine with ambidextrous operation. Now if only this was available with a select fire mode you would have the perfect .22lr and I would be writing a $200 check to the BATF right now. Those models were LE and military only. If they were available to civilians I think you would have seen these everywhere and the company would have succeeded. I saw some video on the internet of a guy popping up from underwater with one and spraying 100 rounds, pretty impressive. With this setup you could shoot all month without reloading your magazines. Addressing the above issue of springs being cranked too much. As long as you can count how many times you go around with the handle and follow the manual's direction that shouldn't happen. Given Today's ammo prices I actually think the .22 is more desirable than the 9mm to take to the range. 100 round magazines in 9 mm get expensive to feed very quickly. Good luck selling this. Given the rarity and uniqueness your price seems very fair.
     
  6. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    What are you looking to trade for? LMK, Randy
     
  7. coosbaycreep

    coosbaycreep 9 miles South of Roseburg Active Member

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    How reliable is this? Any problems with jamming? Does it function good with most kinds of ammo. Do all the mags work good? What kind of guns are you interested in trading for?

    Calicos are generally hit or miss on reliability, and some more info would be helpful.
     
  8. mrwolfe

    mrwolfe salem Member

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    7 1/2" ruger SBH .44 mag, holster, dies, some .44 spl handloads and whatever assorted brass and bullets i have for it.
     
  9. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    They are still around ... good source for parts and the mag rebuild kits also ....

    http://calicolightweaponsystems.com/home/
     
  10. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    My M-100 will 'eat' just about anything. Sometimes the cheap hollowpoints cause's some FTF's, but not very often ... Just keep it clean. Put together a bit like the old AR-7 ....
     
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    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    I went ahead and modified mine a bit so I could have the barrel threaded. I have a spare 'Bird Cage' for it but like it this way much more ....
     
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    don5033 gresham Member

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    Have a tricked out ska tapto ar stock mags scope all matching #very nice trade?
     
  13. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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