Introduction: Failed K'NEX AK-12

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When TheDunkis asked me to build an AK-12, I thought it was a great idea. And so, I threw my self into the process... with one slight problem. I could not decide how thick to make the body. After multiple tries (at least 3), I came up with this one... and I am not happy with it, and so, I "quit." Even though I am not happy with it, you guys might gain something from it, and so, I post.

It was hard to shoot, as the trigger had problems pulling the pin block away from the pin, the handle was not as sturdy as I might have liked, the front area was rather inaccurate looking, and the stock is missing the cheek-rest.

  • 50/50 looks
  • Banana magazine
  • Correct length (37 in.)
  • AK-like sights
  • Comfortable handle
  • Nice trigger guard
Tell me what you guys think... and you might want to tell me where I went wrong. (Enjoy)

-The Red Book of Westmarch


LilSamm2000 (author)2014-01-09

Can u show me how to make it please

the-dutch-guy (author)2013-11-30

i'm building the gun but i'm a little stuck with the internals like how is the barrel and the stock attached to the gun and how does the trigger work
can you help me out a little ????

Kona-chan (author)2013-08-12

good job

Kona-chan (author)Kona-chan2013-08-12

but i don't like the front sight, sorry

Me neither.

then we can shake hands on that(that's something we say in holland xD)

Thankee kindly. =D

Qisking14 (author)2013-08-19

I have an interesting gun chose for u... The kh2002

I just might take you up on that. =D

Qisking14 (author)2013-08-20


DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-08-05

Did you not like the thickness. :P Cause, hate to break it to you, Red, but all the guns you have built have the sane thickness.

It looks nice to me, but I guess I'm not a rifle model builder, so... I don't know what else to say. :P

The same thickness? I don't think I understand...?

Well, the thickness of an 5-layer K'nex gun (sorry, I don't know how to explain this without being stupidly technical) is 5-layers. You have said that some guns weren't accurate because of thickness although they are all a blue rod long.

It doesn't make sense, Red. :P
(At least to me)

I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about...?

the count of layers, the guns you make are 5 layers of knex, and acording to him you didn't liked that

When did I say that. I remember that I used to not like 5 layered guns, but I don't remember saying that.

Yeah, just disregard that. :P

I don't even know what I was talking about. It was all very clear at one point.

But now... I have no idea. :3

Yes they're all sane. :P

>:? What? Do you mean same. Yeah, you probably mean same. (Red thinks some replicas are off because of thickness and it puzzles me.)

No! I mean sane... Read your original comment closely. >:)

Oh, typo.


SumRndmGuy (author)2013-08-10

IMO just add a cheek rest and make the barrel longer...and i also agree to make the stock lower

O.K. =D Thanks. =D

Element Force (author)2013-08-04

Very good! But the stock is too long

Thanks, but I don't think that it is "very good." As to the stock, I kinda disagree, but you may be right.

did it take you long to make this ??????

didexo (author)the-dutch-guy2013-08-04

Probably a couple minutes, he builds fast

Yeah, he does.

So do you... XD

Yes, yes I do. :P


Yeah, maybe 2 - 3 days... why do you ask? O.K. not really 2-3 days, but at lest 2 days...

For me that gun is good 8)

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-08-05

Hmmm. Too bad it didn't work out... It still looks good though. :) There are only three places where it looks a little off.

-The stock area
-The handle/trigger area
-The beginning of the barrel area

But to me, all your guns are pretty awesome, working or not! :)

Yeah, I'd have to agree with you. Thanks anywho. =D

TheAwesomestDude (author)2013-08-04

this is good

Johnhall14 (author)2013-08-04

Hmmmm...looks interesting,most of the problems are easy fixes =)=

True. Thanks again. =D

Oh,200th commentor

Raz1r Knex Bull3t (author)2013-08-06

So why did you link the "asked me" part to my page? Lol. : )

I think I linked it to my page...? It was suppose to show the post where TD asked me to build the AK-12.

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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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