Calico M100

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Calico M100
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M105, walnut-stocked variant of the M100 carbine
TypeRifle/Carbine
Place of origin United States
Production history
ManufacturerCalico Light Weapons Systems
Specifications
Weight3.7 lb unloaded
Barrel length16 inches

Cartridge.22 LR
Caliber.22
ActionBlowback
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Muzzle velocity1400 ft/s
Effective firing range100 yards
Feed system50- or 100-round magazine

The M100 is a blowback-operated semi-automatic rifle chambered in .22 LR, manufactured by Calico Light Weapons Systems in Hillsboro, Oregon, United States. It was originally designed and released in the 1980s[1] to be of use to law enforcement and military markets due to its slim profile.[2][3]

Calico M100s were used to portray futuristic space weapons in the 1987 science fiction parody film Spaceballs. Calico M100s were also featured in the 2000 survival horror game Resident Evil- Code: Veronica

Legislation[edit]

Possessing a unique 100-round helical-fed magazine mounted on top of the weapon, the introduction of the Federal assault weapons ban made manufacture of the Calico family of weapons for sale to civilians illegal, until the legislation expired on September 13, 2004, in accordance with its sunset provision.

The company is now allowed to build the exotic firearms in their original configuration.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calico Series of Rifles and Pistols". www.imfdb.org. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Calico M100". thespecialistsltd.com. Retrieved 22 November 2012.
  3. ^ a b Peterson, Phillip (15 November 2010). Gun Digest Buyer's Guide to Tactical Rifles. Iola, Wisconsin: Gun Digest Books. pp. 32–34. ISBN 1-4402-1781-5.