Y'know, if you wanted to use the Calico magazine without modification, you could make your own inverted receiver bullpup configuration... the centerline between the hammer and trigger pins and the barrel shouldn't be too tall to be a problem, and the magazine could tuck into the bottom of the stock.
I can't seem to figure out how to get Gimp to draw curved lines, but these three blocks show the basic layout. Without the gas piston and using a flatter bolt/carrier unit, the mag could snuggle right up to the correct position to feed the chamber.
Think taking a Calico pistol, inverting it, and implementing it with a bent sheet metal receiver. Of course, with a buttpad, pistol grip, and other minor details, my artistic masterwork would look even better...
CDNN wants only $100 for each 50 round magazine
Calico 9mm 50rd Drum New Factory
$20 more for the 100 round! I think I'll see how much is in the piggy bank...
Uh... anyone know how long that 100 round mag is? And the 50, for that matter?
TRX, I saw your post yesterday but didn't have a chance to measure them yet. I'll edit this later with the info.
The 100rnd is just over 12" oal and the mag body itself is just under 11 1/2"
The 50 rnd is 7 1/4" aol and the mag body is 6 5/8"
Yee-haaa! Thanks, Coils!
I was looking at Pookie's site and it looks like the Calico mags would be a good donor, the price of them is what makes it hard to try it though. If I remember right the mag body is the costly part. Maybe use a mag body as a template and make up a new shell, mold your own or something like that, but use original Calico internals?
If you insist on a full Bizon clone, yeah. I was thinking of a workalike.
I just wandered through the ATF web site and didn't come up with anything... why can't someone just email Izhmash and buy a real Bizon mag?