R5, Bolt Action Carbine

Hey guys! After the "rebuff" I received from ZakS and FlyingFish10 (and more kind comments from TheDunkis and Raz1r Knex Bull3t) about how my K'NEX Gun: Declaration (R2) looked just like a ZKAR (to which I disagreed), I decided to rebuild and heavily edit my K'NEX gun Declaration (R2), changing the body and mechanisms so heavily that the comparison between it and the ZKAR would be virtually non-existent. After about three days of hard work, I have finally come up with this gun, the R5.

With a brand new trigger mechanism and bullet transfer system, this gun is ENTIRELY different from any other bolt action gun you will find. While the bolt itself is heavily similar to the ZKAR / Zaktangle, almost everything else is entirely unrecognizable (except the magazine, that's a pretty standard yellow rod magazine).

  • Brand new trigger mechanism
  • Brand new bullet transfer system
  • Heavily edited (and improved) pin guide setup
  • Comfortable stock
  • Very reliable
  • New magazine setup, with magazine breach
  • Comfortable grip
  • Flip-up back sight
  • Great range: 50 - 70 ft.
  • Preloadable magazine
  • Internal magazine pusher
  • 12 rd. magazine (could be increased)

This version is by no means finished, but when I do finish it, I'll be sure to post a full set of instructions. Check out the image notes for more info.

Tell me what you guys think I should change or add to this gun. I'd love to hear your comments.

Quick Tip: When you have a magazine that is full of rounds try and make the last round different in some way, so that when you shoot the gun you know when the magazine is empty. This will prevent you from shooting the magazine pusher, and make it so that you don't have to keep track of how many rounds you've shot.

-The Red Book of Westmarch

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Dreamwave2 years ago

I'm still wondering how they didn't just assume you independently came up with the design. With certain form factors there are only so many meaningful permutations that actually work. Great job on the remake man, that looks like it would stand up to even good turret guns in a war

I've built it, and I don't think it would work well in a war. The magazine doesn't lock into the gun sturdily enough, and the tip of the pin had a grey connector taped to it, so it wouldn't work smoothly. I did take his finished version,


and changed the internals out for the ZKAR internals. It was super easy, I didn't even have to change the frame. Now THAT was a winner. A unique looking gun that had one of the best handles ever created, pumping out yellow rods; man, it was sweet.

Umm, did you just say carbine like car-been?

Yup, 'cause that is actually how it is supposed to be said. Some say "car-ben" but that is incorrect, as the i makes the e long. I said it correct.

AHAHAHAHAH!!!! Both of those are wrong!! Ok, go here and click the speaker button for your lesson in pronunciation of the English language ;)

Yeah, I guess I did say it "wrong," then again, both pronouceations are acepted.

Lol, this was a fail on my part. Sorry.

Isn't the 'ine' part said like in pine? 'Cause saying 'ine' like 'een' sounds silly IMO. Or is that just the Dutch in me showing up? :p

Nope, you're right! Actually I just googled it again, and both -been and -bine are considered to be acceptable, it's just -bine is far more common and widely used. So, uh, yeah Red you don't really have to change anything if you don't want to

The Red Book of Westmarch (author) 3 years ago

The Defiance (R5) is not posted! See it here:


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