Hi-Cap horizontal magazine concept

Here is a concept I came up with a while ago. Basically, it is just a mechanism that allows a normal grey connector mag (I.e. One that would be used vertically) to be used horizontally, and so solving the problem of the low capacity of traditional knex horizontal magazines. However it is not without issues. The model used in these pictures is rather large, and there is an issue where the pusher cannot push the last connector out fully. Anyway, I thought I'd just I'd post this so if anybody is interested, they can use this concept and/or improve it so all issues are fixed. Just make sure to give me credit

1) overview 
2/3)  overview of the mechanism
4) the red rod blocks the rotating mechanism so that no ammo falls out when not in use. Pull it out to initiate feeding

Picture of Hi-Cap horizontal magazine concept
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Dreamwave2 years ago

I feel like this is way easier to build than a true replica of the one on the p90 with a spiral feed and bolt, but a little less cool... I might use this if mine fails but I think this is probably the only current horizontal mag to have been made out of knex. Good job!

I.E. (author)  Dreamwave2 years ago

to be honest I doubt a true spiral fed mag will even be possible in K'NEX. I also discourage the use of this mag as it is unreliable and tricky to implement, unless you want to take the concept, which I think does have promise, and come up with a better design

Kona-chan I.E.2 years ago

you could 3D print the magazine, but not everyone has one or can use one..

I.E. is right


I.E. (author)  CorgiCritter2 years ago

Not in this way, kinetic's mag has its bullets held horizontally, whereas this one has its bullets held vertically, but are then fed horizontally. admittedly, this one is a lot less reliable

Kona-chan2 years ago

sorry but, how is it high cap?

~KnexBuild~3 years ago

Believe it or not, I had an idea for this kind of magazine a long time ago. I built a prototype that used a hand operated lever/piston to push the round into the chamber. It never really worked well, though.

I.E. (author)  ~KnexBuild~3 years ago

sounds interesting. Do you have any pictures?

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