well first id like to say, gorkem gave me permission to do this.

ok this is the most powerfull crossbow ive made, infact its the most powerfull gun ive made so erm i suggest building it

i have added a few mods into it because it makes it perform better

*anyone who notices punctuation and spelling mistakes could you kindly point them out =D*

Step 1: First Step on Your Way to the Crossbow

Picture of First Step on Your Way to the Crossbow

picture 1: put 5 red connecters on a black/strenthened rod

picture 2,3 and 4: add a yellow connecter just like the red and put 2 red rods on either side, then add 9 yellow connecters through the hole like a skewer arranging them like the picture shows after you have done that add green rods to the yellows and then clip a white connecter on to keep them in place, add 4 more yellows and another green rod to the first one and then add a dark grey connecter then another white connecter


Step 2: Meh, This Is Easy

Picture of Meh, This Is Easy

pic 1: make this thingy mabob

pic 2: thats where u attach

Step 3: In This Step U Make the Barrel and Attach to the Frame

Picture of In This Step U Make the Barrel and Attach to the Frame

pic 1: make this thingy at the end of a strenghthened grey lengh rod

pic 2: make this at the other end

pic 3: connect it like this

pic 4: make sure u add the trigger

Step 4: Making the Crossbow Arms

Picture of Making the Crossbow Arms

pic 1: make the in-between layer and then make a mirror of it for the opposite arm

pic 2: make sure u do this on both sides, then u have the basic arm and remeber to do it mirrored to make the other arm

pic 3 and 4: add these to the ends

pic 5: add this to hold the rubber bands. do this on the other arm too

Step 5: Connecting & Support

Picture of Connecting & Support

this is how u connect the arms to the body

pic 1: first arm connected

pic 2: both connected

the extra support

pic 3 and 4: add the red rods and slot it through where show

Step 6: Adding the Extra Decoration and the Top Connection/support

Picture of Adding the Extra Decoration and the Top Connection/support


pic 1 and 2: make it

pic 3: connect like this

pic 4: connected

top connection/support:

pic 5: make 2 of these

pic 6: both added

pic 7: add in the grey rods, do this on both sides

Step 7: Elastic Bands, Loading and Firin

Picture of Elastic Bands, Loading and Firin

where to add the elastic bands...

pic 1: put through the supports

pic 2: hook over the orange on both sides

pic 3: trigger

how to load...

pic 4: put the bullet in the barrel then press the trigger and the bullet will fall through

pic 5: pull back the bullet until it gets locked in with the trigger making sure the elastics are balanced on the end of the rod

how to fire!

pull trigger, simple

congrats u have made gorkems crossbow with my mods



Dirtyboyy (author)2010-06-11

i made it . it's funny bud not powerfull i get 40 feet ...

thewalrusoflove (author)2009-07-20

It is a good crossbow, but it might help if you had clearer pictures and put all the parts in, instead of "Oh yeah, ad this here". Just a suggestion.

killer k (author)2007-08-11

wats an alternative for those stuiped blk hands i dnt hav them ...

bubbaman22 (author)killer k2008-02-26

try using ball joint thing:)

knexxpro (author)bubbaman222009-06-25

I'm also having problems with black hands ... I don't have ball joint so what would be another good substitute for them ? Please reply to me fast I'm building the gun right now and I like to finish what I start ;)

knexpert69 (author)2008-01-01

urrgghhh im not that good at knex but the instructions dont really help cuz his instructions dont match the pictures cuz he sed in one part make a mirror image and in the next part theres completely differint pieces on it ... i hate these instructions so i just made my own

knexxpro (author)knexpert692009-06-25

POST POST POST POST POST POST POST POST no but really please post :D

knexpert69 (author)knexpert692008-01-01

it can shoot strait through a full can of cola .. it was crazy the 1st time i tried it if u want me to post and instructable , just reply t this and i may see because iv never seen another gun that can shoot strait through a full can at 7ft ... i want to see if gorkens sniper rifle cud shoot througha full can all the way with his spec black rod or sumfin but id say that it wud but in his movie he fires it at close range so it might not be as powerful as you think ... i wouldnt know iv never had the pieces to make it but i want to and as usual ... longest comment haha

ojochris (author)knexpert692008-01-07

Dude(ette)!!! post it

skim1 (author)ojochris2008-03-13

definitely post it!!!

miiwii3 (author)skim12009-02-27

you must post it. Also post the link on my account

knexxpro (author)2009-06-24

Do I need the black ball joint ? Please reply fast I'm building it right now and i want to finish what i start ;). Thank you !

Dirtyboyy (author)2009-04-21

is it powerfull ? can it shoot to trough 2 cans ?

Dirtyboyy (author)2009-04-01

hmm looks bad . shoots he far?

knektek (author)2009-01-13


koga95 (author)2008-10-14

dood this is awsume =3

runn (author)2008-07-26

Gorkemer didn't even have a Crossbow.

bakenbitz (author)runn2008-07-30

Yeah he did, he just never posted it. Go look at his youtube account, it has a video of it.

builder968 (author)bakenbitz2008-09-21

thers also a video on his sniper instructable.

Skreetsha (author)2008-08-09

damn thats a fat-looking crossbow!!! no offense 5 out of 5 :)

screamboy3000 (author)2008-07-28

its a very good Instructable very good crossbow but 1 thing they are not called arms they are called limbs

Storm950 (author)screamboy30002008-07-29

Arms, limbs or bow. Either is correct.

chicken#6 (author)2008-07-14

pic #4 makes no seence :(

ROBOT CHICKEN (author)2007-09-03

how to fire!

pull the trigger, simple

congrats u have made Gorkems sniper with my mods


spongebob weedhead avatar, lol

Danny (author)ROBOT CHICKEN 2007-09-03

oh thanks =)

bubbaman22 (author)Danny2008-02-26

it was not very well built, sorry -1 try making it with a ram :)

plasmaspy (author)2007-12-29

ive made this it is really powerful but how do u make it fire sharpened rods?

bruce911 (author)plasmaspy2008-01-04

That is what I was wondering because they just slip by the trigger...

da best (author)2007-11-25

it is well good

tmmdude (author)2007-11-20

it just won't be a sturdy

tmmdude (author)2007-11-18

this gun is sweet! loading does take take a while but if you add extra band its worth it. you can also make the stock from gorkems sniper rifle and put it on the back.

King825 (author)2007-10-05

Could u finish your gun plz?

flames10391 (author)2007-09-18


KalphaK (author)flames103912007-09-18

Means loading is quicker. You just pull it back and let the rod rest against that.

flames10391 (author)KalphaK2007-09-21

o i c

Alivezombie16 (author)2007-09-17

Hey, I built this and now I need help...taking apart. Any tips on taking the arms apart, they are pretty sturdy...stupdi white rods and geometric shapes.

Danny (author)Alivezombie162007-09-18

erm there is no real way of dismantling it

flames10391 (author)2007-09-15

i put some pictures of people i hate on a shoebox and fired this crossbow at it and most of them go all the way through. Doesn't even need sharpened rounds

mmzdaniel (author)2007-08-06

cool! can it pierce 2 pieces of paper without sharpening the ammo? or pierce it from 20 ft distance?

Whaleman (author)mmzdaniel2007-08-07

Mine can pierce 5mm of cardboard

mmzdaniel (author)Whaleman2007-08-10

ummm thats good enough but from what distance?

Whaleman (author)mmzdaniel2007-08-10

a couple of feet

mmzdaniel (author)Whaleman2007-08-12

i want something that can pierce paper from 20 ft....

KalphaK (author)mmzdaniel2007-09-15

Yeah, with enough bands this can, but if you want heavy duty guns, try gorkems sniper. Or a BB gun :)

Whaleman (author)mmzdaniel2007-08-12

it can do that. It can go clear through cardboard at a few feet unsharpened. Paper at probably around 15ft

mmzdaniel (author)Whaleman2007-08-18

thats good!

Danny (author)mmzdaniel2007-08-24

i get paper from 40ft

mmzdaniel (author)Danny2007-08-27

with an airsoftgun... no really with what gun can you do that?

Danny (author)mmzdaniel2007-08-27

this one

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