drum fed

Martini-Henry Quickloaders

The British Army officially adopted the breechloading Martini-Henry rifle in 1871, and it served valiantly throughout several wars, but it was not without issue. The main problem with the Martini-Henry was that it was single-shot, and thus made redundant almost as soon as it was adopted, thanks to the advent of the magazine-fed rifle. It was withdrawn from service in the late 1880s and replaced by the 10-shot Lee-Metford, the predecessor to the Lee-Enfield.

During its service lifetime, however, some attempts were made to convert the Martini-Henry into a magazine-fed rifle. Being a breechloader, this was difficult - but it proved possible. Charles Greville Harston of Toronto managed to create a spring-loaded magazine that would feed rounds into the breech of the Martini-Henry, thought the user would have to keep the rifle steady to avoid cartridges accidentally falling out. Another design incorporated a rotary drum magazine that fed rounds into the breech through gravity. Ultimately it was more convenient to adopt an entirely new rifle than to convert every existing Martini-Henry.

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Calico Liberty I

One of the current production(?) carbine modesl of Calico’s helical drum fed 9x19mm firearms. The Liberty I from what I saw on their website is the collapsible stock version with the factory muzzle brake. Note the 100 round drum. In the second photo you can see the downward facing ejection port that spits the empty casing down instead of out the side. These carbines are marked Liberty I on their receivers but when Calico first started business this model would have been known as the M-951.

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Calico Liberty I

When these helical drum fed firearms were first released they had different names/designations. My older original Calico is an M951, but the last generation of Calicos were often marketed as Liberty models. The one in the photo has the somewhat uncommon fixed but still collapsible stock. Normally you see Calicos with their standard collapsible stock that slightly mimics the HK MP5 collapsible stock. (GRH)

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