Introduction: How to Silence(at Least a Little) Your Knex Gun

Most knex guns are very loud, because of the ram rod hitting against the body of the gun. To silence it, you must put a cushion between the body and the ram rod. I used bakenbitz's BBKWG gun for tis instrucable. (nice gun)

Step 1: Materials


A knex gun: Find one that's ram rod hits the bullet fully, instead of just touching the edge of the bullet

Step 2: The Cushion

Fold the tissue into a decent size for your gun. If you need help, comment of the problem.
After that, create a hole for the ram rod with your scissors.

Step 3: Tape It On

First, remove the ram rod.
Then tape the cushion on so the hole matches with the hole in the gun.
Tape it down good.
Then you put the ram rod back.
Please comment and rate.


jdoggkuhn made it!(author)2012-03-31

i did this b4 i did it on a knex mac on youtube i used a cotton ball and some tape and it was silensed it was cool

builder968 made it!(author)2011-09-05

Hey, how's colonel autumn? If you don't get it, then you don't get your name.

Liberty+Prime made it!(author)2011-09-05

"Tactical assessment: Red Chinese victory... impossible."

builder968 made it!(author)2011-09-27


J+Moneyman made it!(author)2008-12-24

nice idea. it would be kool if u made a knex detachable silencer and then put this on the back. it would be a silenced knex gun with a silencer on it.

videogamemaster made it!(author)2011-03-25

Yeah. We can only dream, eh?

Althought I think you can make this alot easier if you just put oodles of masking tape around the end of the ram that sticks out from the gun (Erm..... The connector piece). That's what I did on the current gun I was working on, and it hardly makes a lot less noise then usual.

%7EZ%7E made it!(author)2010-02-19

Nice! Never though of using tissue paper... 3.5*

%7EZ%7E made it!(author)2010-02-19

 LOL the rating went from 3.10 to 3.11

alfpwns made it!(author)2008-12-06

i have a better way: Put squishy foam on the back of the gun ( where the pin hits the gun)

knex+man123456 made it!(author)2009-10-18

better idea, put tack on the ram

Fred+the+Penguin made it!(author)2009-06-08

add a rubberband to the back of the pin it makes it quite a bit quieter.

caebersbach made it!(author)2008-09-27


Liberty+Prime made it!(author)2008-09-28

thx XD

I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2008-06-23

You can also wrap a elastic band around the ram rod just by the connector(s) on the end. That also saves the need to tape the ram.

Liberty+Prime made it!(author)2008-07-10

yeah thats true but that sorta hard without the rubber band falling off.

I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2008-07-10

Not really, Just double it up a million times and your good. Its actually very easy.

MI6 made it!(author)2008-07-06

Probably lose some power but nice idea !

Doctor+Who made it!(author)2008-06-23

decent, but i use a spring with a was of cotton infront of it for my dd27 rifle.

Oblivitus made it!(author)2008-07-05

A SPRING you say? GENIUS! lol

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-06-23

hmm, thats a good idea. since the DD-27 was pretty quiet to begin with those mods would make it silent., and perfect for a knex war!!!! lol. i would not reccomenend that you use the spring though, because that will slow down the firing pin before it hits the ammo, thus making for a less powerful gun.

Mepain made it!(author)2008-06-24

Unless the pin's already hit the ammo...

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-06-24

well, yes but on the DD-27 the gun holds the ammo just before were the ram hits the ammo(like on killerk's pistol). the barrel is made specifically so that the firing pin can accelerate to high speeds before it hits the ammo. by putting a spring there you stop the firing pin. but ya, if the pin has already hit the ammo then a spring would be fine.

thebboy made it!(author)2008-06-26

oh ya and 4/5

thebboy made it!(author)2008-06-25

would this slow down the ram?

Liberty+Prime made it!(author)2008-06-26

not if the hole in the tissue is big

thebboy made it!(author)2008-06-26

cool, might try it on my rifle, it's kinda loud.

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