Introduction: CS2 K'nex Shotgun by Oblivitus

Picture of CS2 K'nex Shotgun by Oblivitus


K'nex Gun Name: CS2 (Compact Shotgun 2)

Description: The CS1 was a new type of shotgun that had great potential and the CS2 fulfills it. With dual barrels, each firing 3 large rounds with a good deal of accuracy and power (goes about 30 feet and knexgun said his went over 60), and the ability to fire them almost simotaneously or individually, as well as room in each one to load a variety of k'nex pieces, this very compact shotgun is a force to be reckoned with. Also, correct me if I'm wrong, but this may be the longest ranged k'nex multi-round firing gun.

Influences: The Handle Is From My DD-27 v2.1 Super Pistol Mod Which Is A Moddified Version Of Jollex's Gun.

Power: 7/10
Accuracy: 7/10
Rate Of Fire: 6/10 (cock, cock, load, load, fire, fire)

Length: 9 inches
Height: 6.5 inches
Width: 2 inches
Capacity: 2 sets of 3 rounds

1: CS2
2: CS1

This instructable will show you how to make the CS2, you can build the CS1 from the picture below if you are just interested in the shotgun barrel design.


Step 1: The Gun

Picture of The Gun

1: Gun, Left
2: Gun, Top
3: Gun, Bottom
4: Handle, Top
5: Barrels, Bottom
6: Trigger, Dissassembled
7: Trigger, Assembled
8: Trigger, Installed
9: Firing Rods
10: Firing Elastics
11: The Final Product

Step 2: Cocking, Loading, Firing

Picture of Cocking, Loading, Firing


1: Pull Back The Bottom Firing Rod
2: With Your Hand Pressing Up On The Trigger Mechanism,
3: Pull Back The Top Firing Rod


4: Hold 3 Yellow Rods In A Staggered Formation
5: Insert Them Into The Top Barrel
6: Push Them All The Way In
7: Insert 3 Into The Bottom Barrel In The Same Manner


Pull The Trigger!

Step 3: Need Help?

Picture of Need Help?

Message me if you need help on any one of my designs!


MrSillyGuns (author)2010-09-25

nice 5*

An Villain (author)2010-06-18

*sees cut black rods*                                                                 

Oblivitus (author)An Villain2010-06-18


An Villain (author)Oblivitus2010-06-18


ol987986 (author)2010-04-05

they dont need to but it reduces  friction making it slightly more powerful but they dont need to be so your basically both right

KnexFreek (author)2010-03-17

( This is on step one) Cutting black rods????? HELL NO.

LOL! Dude!!! WTF! They dont need to be cut.....

mhihihhi (author)2009-11-24

okay! im workin on out the bugs, and i need a new digital camera, but ill try to get it up and running. tres bien!

mhihihhi (author)2009-11-23

very, jamalam,dj radio,mepain ,and i am canadian are all very respected. i wanted to post a crossbow ,true trigger,mag fed, scope foldable, and shoots just over 210 ft if i am correct-im still working on the last couple of features, but iwas wondering if i should post-tres bien

Oblivitus (author)mhihihhi2009-11-23

Post it.

mhihihhi (author)2009-11-23

oblivitus bon travail continuez votre bon travail! très bon

mhihihhi (author)2009-11-23


agent harmsy (author)2009-10-13

Not bad, good sir, not bad at all! I like the bang-for-your-buck parts wise, and it has excellent power. Problems I have are that the handle, where it connects to the barrel, is quite weak, and the trigger seems to have trouble cocking for the 2nd (upper) barrel. I 'spose this is fixed with CS3? 4*

Oblivitus (author)agent harmsy2009-10-13

The CS3 is sturdy and has a much better trigger, the top barrel will always be difficult to cock.

maxmaz2 (author)2009-01-22

i could not get it right i think u should make the instructions more clear

Oblivitus (author)maxmaz22009-01-23

Yeah, I might redo it.

happybirthday (author)Oblivitus2009-02-02

kinda small for a shotgun... but still awsome

Oblivitus (author)happybirthday2009-02-04

I made a few improvements since I made this instructable, I will include them if I improve this further and make a CS3 instructable.

happybirthday (author)Oblivitus2009-02-04


Oblivitus (author)happybirthday2009-07-06

I will be posting the CS3, I'm not sure when though.

mettaurlover (author)Oblivitus2009-09-20

post it now!

KnexFreek (author)Oblivitus2009-09-15

nice shotgun needs a mag!!

Oblivitus (author)KnexFreek2009-09-16

Thank you, the CS3 will be my next instructable.

j-chode! (author)2008-08-24

Hmm. A shotgun?

Oblivitus (author)j-chode!2008-08-24

Yeah, do you get the system? It has a trigger for 2 barrels to fire individually or at the same time.

j-chode! (author)Oblivitus2008-08-24

I mean it's very shotgun looking.

Oblivitus (author)j-chode!2008-08-24

Uhh.. was that sarcasm?

j-chode! (author)Oblivitus2008-08-25

Yes. I can see why you are calling this a shotgun, because of the two barrels, but surely if it was a shotgun; it would have a pump, perhaps be a abit bigger and perhaps less of the sites. Still a favourite though because it's unique.

kennyboy 2 (author)j-chode!2008-09-14

but not all shotguns have pumps some are semi auto and some are double barreled vertically or horizantally and some jjust have on plain barrel

Some are lever action too

some are even automatic

bighead5454 (author)j-chode!2009-07-15

it is pretty much a sawed off

j-chode! (author)bighead54542009-07-16

it pretty much is not.

bighead5454 (author)j-chode!2009-08-12

yea it is it is like a sawed off over and under shotgun

Oblivitus (author)j-chode!2008-08-25

It IS a shotgun because it fires 6 rounds!

The Jamalam (author)Oblivitus2008-08-26

wrong! 2 barrels = scattergun! 1 barrel that fires a shot is a shotgun. and anyway, this isn't a shotgun as well because a shotgun fires a "shot", so this is really a mini scattergun

TigerNod (author)The Jamalam2009-01-07

When you search scattergun on wikipedia you get redirected to shotgun.

knex_mepalm (author)TigerNod2009-08-08

i dunno if you re online or not but this is the first site except my ible i saw so please see my ible and make, it need a spring thou so place hurry!!!

TigerNod (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-08

I'm sorry, but your grammar is hard to read. Could you please repeat that?

knex_mepalm (author)TigerNod2009-08-08

nevermind, you did what i asked searched my 'ible

alfpwns (author)The Jamalam2008-11-07


alfpwns (author)alfpwns2008-11-07

The Jamalam (author)alfpwns2008-11-08

...a scattergun!

knex_mepalm (author)The Jamalam2009-08-08

double barrel shotgun...

The Jamalam (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-08

Nope, a scattergun.

knex_mepalm (author)The Jamalam2009-08-08

if i went to a gun shot and asked for a scattergun, which i have a few says ago, they would get confused, then i said to them, double barreled shotgun if possible, they said "come and look at these, sir", actually my dad said it, not me

Katarukito (author)The Jamalam2008-10-09

does it really matter??

The Jamalam (author)Katarukito2008-10-10

stop interupting my conversations!

scatter gun is just another name for a shotgun most people call those side by side double barrel shotgun. the cs2 is an over and under shotgun.

yerjoking (author)The Jamalam2008-09-30

Not to necropost, I don't know alot about guns but I'm sure that an overbarrel shotgun has 2 barrels, one ontop of each other, and the double barrel shotgun has 2 barrels, one each side of the other, so technically, 2 barrels isn't a scattergun, atleast I think...

Oblivitus (author)The Jamalam2008-08-26

Fine, it's still the CS2 though.

About This Instructable




Bio: I paint, write music, and used to build knex guns. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art. - updated 5/7/2014
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