Introduction: K'NEX Calico M-950 (Build)

Picture of K'NEX Calico M-950 (Build)

Here I am with my third entry to the "Rods and Connecters Contest," the Calico M-950 (also known as the Liberty III). The original is a 14 in. long, helical fed, pistol / SMG / Carbine (for it can be configured as all three). It is referred to as a innovative weapon, that, sadly, is banned to much civilian access.

My version is also about 14 in. long, uses a hopper (not helical fed), and can carry 30 rounds (unlike the 50 the original can hold). Out of all my builds, this one is probably my favorite. It is accurate up to 40 ft., if can hold 30 white rods that can be loaded by just dropping the rounds into the hopper (see pic[s] #8 - #9), and it is light as a feather... a heavy feather that is.

- Good replication (IMO)
- Comfortable handle
- Quite sturdy
- Hopper magazine
- Great range (for this amount of pin-pull): 40 - 70 ft.
- Great mag capacity: 30 rounds max.
- Nice sights (see pic[s] #11 - #12)
- Locked hopper cover

Lets move on to the first step.

Step 1: Main Body #1

Picture of Main Body #1

In this step, you will be building part of the main body, and the fake barrel. If there are any blurry pics that keep you from understanding this instructable, just shoot me a question.

Step 2: Pistol Grip / Handle

Picture of Pistol Grip / Handle

In this step, you will be working on the handle. I was (as always) to lazy to take it apart completely, but it should be pretty easy to figure it out.

Step 3: Main Body #2

Picture of Main Body #2

In this step you will be adding a TON of internals. Just follow the pics and the image-notes. Again, if you have any questions, just ask.

Step 4: Hopper Magazine

Picture of Hopper Magazine

In this step you will be building the hopper magazine. I was (yet again) to lazy to take it all apart, but it is a super easy build with all the views I provide you. =D

Step 5: Trigger Guard and Extras

Picture of Trigger Guard and Extras

Follow these pics, and you are done! Yay. Now have fun shooting your new Calico M-950, and send me a pic of it when you are done.

Enjoy, and stay awesome!

-The Red Book of Westmarch


sonic broom (author)2015-02-19

how many cut parts does this need?

Dr MonkeyMan (author)2013-10-05

Build Han Solos gun.

Dr, make AUG-50M3 Mauser C96, since that is what it was based on

I have before, but took it apart.

Heh heh, awesome idea. =D

Kona-chan (author)2013-10-25

damn bro
nice gun
just finished building it
it's pretty heavy

Do you like it?


Well, just jiggle them into the right position, that is all I did. =D

CJR2115 (author)2013-07-19

I've been trying to find one without them and ur guns are my favorrite

My 1911 does not have any y-rods on it...Oh, and BTW, hit the reply button instead of making a new message ever time you write something.

CJR2115 (author)2013-07-19


Hmmmmm... I will give it a shot, how does that sound? I have a few projects on my plate, but I have a wheel shooting M203 that does not use y-rods/y-clips.

CJR2115 (author)2013-07-19

Could u please make a gun without y clips because I only have 2

I don't know, maybe...

CJR2115 (author)2013-07-19

I voted

Thanks bro. =D

CJR2115 (author)2013-07-18

I Love ur guns

Thanks bro. Could you give my stuff some votes in the contest?

I would love to see somebody add a stock to theirs!

As you can see, I didn't even try to make it look realistic ;p

I see that. =D

Qisking14 (author)2013-07-04

Yea if u go on google its the same thing just the m-960 has grip and stock

Ah, I see.

JonnyBGood (author)2013-07-02

Yeah! I don't have the pieces to make it right now, but maybe later. I love the futuristic look! Looks like something out of Star Wars.

If you do make it, please get me some pics. I agree, it does kinda look like something out of Star Wars. =D

I will, favorited it so I can remember to build it later.

Pleas do. =D

Element Force (author)2013-07-04

omg cute little gun their!! i build that right now!

Thanks bro, and please do. =D Tell me what you think about it...


Will you give it a vote in the contest?

Qisking14 (author)2013-07-04

Add a front grip and stock and it becomes the m-960

Really? I didn't know that. =)

dr. richtofen (author)2013-07-04

Great replica, but not a fan of the real one's looks :/

Thanks bro... You don't like the looks of the real one!?!? I think it looks awesome!

Johnhall14 (author)2013-07-02

Nice =D I planed on building the carbine variant and incorporate an actual drum mag but the mag didnt work.

Oh really? Wow, it is too bad that it did not work out for you. Did your version look anything like mine? BTW, thanks. =D

It was slightly like it, it had a different handle, barrel and trigger mech. Other than those things it was close, internal differences are probably the thing that was most different. On a side note, from what Im seeing it is still legal, just not very liked by anti gun people, I seen one at a gun show I went to recently,that was semi-auto,100 round 9mm carbine with a shell catcher. Voted for you.

XD, from your description, it sounds quite different. Dude, that sounds boss. 100 rds...that sounds amazing.

There is also the smaller 50 round mag, so you can put two 50 round boxes of 9mm in a mag or one 50 round box in =P It also had a wood stock(not the knex gun)

Sounds so boss...

DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-07-02

Red, all of your guns are amazing! And when there's a contest, you gotta post fast. I think Dr. Richtofen will like the following picture. :3

That is a very high complement, thanks bro. Yes, I bet honey cakes (this is an inside-joke name for dr. richtofen) will like that picture. XD

Yeah, I've always wanted an excuse to post that picture, and this was perfect. :3 Although I'm not a brony, I have a lot of friends that are bronies, but I am and always will be a Stucky,or a fan of HomeStuck, but to each his own.

I voted for all of your instructables in the contest so far, by the way.

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Bio: K'NEX gun builder here at Instructables. More or less retired from the community, but I still pop in now and again.
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