American Industries Calico M-100S .22LR 17 ¾” Semi-Auto Blowback Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1070

WOA#:   WY220920FM002

Make: American Industries

Model: M-100S

Serial Number:  D003494

Year of Manufacture: 1980’s

Caliber: 22LR

Action Type:  Semi-Automatic Blowback Operation

Markings: Left side of the frame is marked “CALICO M-100S .22LR”. The left side of the rear sight reads “U.S.PAT.NO.4,676137.”  Left side of the helical magazine is marked “CALICO M-100 .22LR” Next to the safety selector switch above the grip is marked with an “F” encapsulated by a red circle.  The right side of the helical magazine reads “ U.S.PAT.NO.4,676137 MADE IN U.S.A. AMERICAN INDUSTRIES”.  Right side of the frame is marked “AMERICAN INDUSTRIES D003494 BEFORE USING THIS FIREARM, READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS”.  Right side of the rear sight is marked MADE IN BAKERSFIELD. CA.. U.S.A”.

Barrel Length: 17 ¾ ” barrel with integrated muzzle device

Sights / Optics: Rear notch adjustable iron sights not integrated into the magazine like the pistol Calicos.  Adjustable winged post front sight

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are cherry hardwood. The cast aluminum receiver with its stainless steel bolt and forend show minor wear from handling. Th. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition. There is a crack on the forestock

Type of Finish: Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: The screw heads are undamaged. The markings are very crisp. Overall, this handgun rates in Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: none

Magazine Quantity & Condition: 3x 100rd helical magazine

Our Assessment:   If you serve under the power and authority of Lord Helmet, then you should be very familiar with this aesthetically futuristic rifle.  Featured in the iconic and hilarious spoof Star Wars parody “Space Balls”, this Calico M-100 rifle was perfect for its lead role in the film as a Lord Helmet minion’s blaster and the trusty escape weapon of princess Vespa, Lone Star, and his sidekick Barf.  Unusual styling combined with the quirky-yet-revolutionary 100-round helical feed magazine indeed make this gun look like something from space rather than California. This meant the M-100 was a favorite prop for hollywood for several additional movies including (RoboCop or Space Truckers anyone?) during the 90s. While reliability was a slight problem for this firearm, the high volume of ammo at one’s fingertips, the ambidextrous handling, and the bottom ejection port make for a fun shooting platform.  This is the rifle version of the Calico series. It’s the Big Papa of its offspring. It’s the one that was created for military and police markets due to its slim profile, high almost ridiculous capacity, and light weight. The M-100S Variant is the sporter version of the M-100, and comes with beautiful Cherry-wood stocks. This is a wonderfully rare find and would bring that extra pizazz to any collection.  Whether you are a first time buyer or long time collector, this rifle is dying to make it into your arms and be put through its paces downrange. With the weight of a full magazine and the upward vented flash suppressor – rapid and accurate fire of this firearm is made easy.  So if you want to be the center of attention, wielding a movie icon, show up at the firing range with this firearm and make 100 plinks in a single go!

American Industries Calico M-100S .22LR 17 ¾” Semi-Auto Blowback Rifle
American Industries Calico M-100S .22LR 17 ¾” Semi-Auto Blowback Rifle