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

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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

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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

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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 (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 (author)2011-09-05

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

Liberty Prime (author)builder9682011-09-05

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

builder968 (author)Liberty Prime2011-09-27


J Moneyman (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.

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.

~Z~ (author)2010-02-19

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

~Z~ (author)~Z~2010-02-19

 LOL the rating went from 3.10 to 3.11

alfpwns (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 (author)alfpwns2009-10-18

better idea, put tack on the ram

Fred the Penguin (author)2009-06-08

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

caebersbach (author)2008-09-27


thx XD

I_am_Canadian (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.

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

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

MI6 (author)2008-07-06

Probably lose some power but nice idea !

Doctor Who (author)2008-06-23

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

Oblivitus (author)Doctor Who2008-07-05

A SPRING you say? GENIUS! lol

dsman195276 (author)Doctor Who2008-06-23

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 (author)dsman1952762008-06-24

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

dsman195276 (author)Mepain2008-06-24

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 (author)2008-06-26

oh ya and 4/5

thebboy (author)2008-06-25

would this slow down the ram?

Liberty Prime (author)thebboy2008-06-26

not if the hole in the tissue is big

thebboy (author)Liberty Prime2008-06-26

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

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