Introduction: K'Nex Bolt-Action Rifle

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An extremely powerful bolt-action gun. Holds up to twelve blue rods in the hopper. Most ideas taken from g12345389's sniper, and I thank him for that. Follow instructions carefully, or it won't work.

Step 1: Handle

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Build as shown. Note the spacers at the top of the grip. You can either do this or replace those two with two grey connectors.

Step 2: Bolt/Firing Pin

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Very simple. It slides on to the back of the barrel so that a grey rod goes through the holes in the grey connectors.

Step 3: Barrel...Part One

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This is the back half of the barrel where the bolt slides in. Take of the yellow connector way in the back to slide it in. Those two black pieces at the end of the picture makes up the trigger.

Step 4: Barrel...Part Two

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This is the tricky part. Build exacly as seen so the bullets load in properly. The pieces in front of the barrel are optional.

Step 5: Hopper

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Easy to find out. Holds twelve blue rods.

Step 6: Stand (Optional)

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Make these and slide them on to the connectors right behind the trigger.

Step 7: Put It Together!

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Follow pictures in order. Hopper slides on to the white connectors up front.

Step 8: Lock and Load

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Put rubber bands on like this.

To load, put as many blue rods you want in the hopper. If they don't load in straight, take a large rod to push the bullet in. Pull back the bolt. If you don't hear the bullet fall in, take a rod and push it into the barrel. the trigger locks in and...



nerfaholic25 (author)2014-10-15

not bolt action but instead full function nice 5*

jake scythe (author)2011-04-20

what are the black things betwen the gray yellow conectors

squiddy412 (author)jake scythe2012-07-27

they're y connectors

PotatoCoffee (author)2011-12-05

It's not bolt action.

soldeir 9 (author)2011-10-10

definetily not bolt action...but looks pretty kewl

~KnexBuild~ (author)2011-05-20

not bolt action at all

Abcwtfidontcare (author)2011-02-11

Turn it upside down, add a mag pusher, and a pump on the yellow connector attached to the ram and this could be pump action! :D

Cheezpaper (author)2011-01-29

Not true bolt action....

rrr67 (author)2010-07-17

could i use a black rod cuz they're stronger

Cheezpaper (author)rrr672011-01-29

For all firing pins, use black ones.

kickbottom (author)2010-04-10

can somone please help me out and explain the pic PLEASE!!!

joemarks (author)2009-05-27

is there anything i can use exept the tan clips cos i have about 2

kody_dl (author)joemarks2010-04-08

you could use blue connectors instead

mettaurlover (author)joemarks2009-08-13

use BLUE clips: they're the same except without the little tab.

SonicX 22 (author)2010-02-08

 even though it looks bad (no offence) i still like it!

guns like those have good range and/or power

koeni887 (author)2010-01-14

does this wapen have a replaceable mag

not good not bolt action

Lowney (author)2009-11-04

This isn't actually bot action. It's just a semi auto (in K'nex terms)

The Jamalam (author)2009-08-29


hirador (author)2009-06-19

And is it right that a grey connector is the same as a yellow one

hirador (author)2009-06-19

Can you please make a piece list. That would make things a lot easier! Thanks in advance.

Hitman Dave (author)2009-06-06

I like this gun, but my hopper seems to always get jammed And it would be cool with a trigger, overall nice gun! :)

DJ Radio (author)2009-05-20

the best part about this ible is all the crap in the background on the first pic... :-P kiddin. im not gonna rate, i was just making a joke.

MikeDaMan (author)2009-02-01

WOW! very nice! this is the first gun I have seen that uses my loading method. using the blue/tan lumps to hold the bullet! I figured that out without viewing this though XP

An Villain (author)MikeDaMan2009-05-11

blue/tan lumps rofl, sorry if it sounded mean it was just really funny

Dirtyboyy (author)2009-04-05

its realy fun

tamon123 (author)2008-12-17

the best and i mean it

tubanator-2.0 (author)2008-12-12

i know there a gun like this on this site before but one thing im wonderin is if the firing mechanism sticks alot cause last time i built one like this it jammed alot

funguy29467 (author)2008-12-03

uhhhhh.... block trigger.... well... its... kinda... pretty... awesom... if i do have any say...:P

OLLIE!123 (author)2008-10-22

hey i put a 2 foot high mag on and it holds about 200 blue rods lol

5370 (author)2008-08-19

Your Gun I think is the best block trigger on this site... but the hopper i made from the pic. only holds 8 blue rods w/o it jamming up

5370 (author)2008-08-18

on step 3 what is the black connector on the barrel before the trigger HELP???????

Robot Ninja (author)2008-08-16

u could put a ram on the "clip" (hoppers r for paintball) it might be easier, but idk i haven't mad the gun

zap89 (author)2008-07-20

anyway love your gun its brilliant, but i found the handle a bit useless t=so i took it off and stuck some other guys stock modded by me on. until i manage to build myself A trigger mechanism i wont fit that handle back on.

Pat Sowers (author)2007-06-10

how is this bolt action?

four_eyes954 (author)Pat Sowers2008-01-20

bolt action is when you pull back the bolt and it loads another round and then you hit the trigger it fires and you repeat

Pat Sowers (author)four_eyes9542008-01-20

i know

four_eyes954 (author)Pat Sowers2008-01-26

this is bolt action because you pull back the bolt the blue rod comes down from the mag you push down on the block trigger it fires you pull the bolt back and load another one and fire....... you get the point

Pat Sowers (author)four_eyes9542008-01-26

it almost is but its not. You have to pull back the bolt and a new bullet drops or popes up into the chamber. Then you have to push the bolt forward to make the bullet go into the firering chamber, pull the trigger and it fires. That my friend is bolt action this is not.

apples!!!!! (author)Pat Sowers2008-06-02

ya, basically a bolt pushes the bullet into place. like jollex's bolt action gun. you called the ram the bolt.

jollex (author)apples!!!!!2008-06-12

yay, I've been mentioned.

apples!!!!! (author)jollex2008-06-15


Pat Sowers (author)four_eyes9542008-01-26

if you want to make a bolt action rifle do this! You need some way to pull back the bolt and ram at the same time. a bullet falls into a barrel like thing and you push the ram forward to make the bullet fall through a slot into the firing chamber. pull the trigger to shoot the bullet. That would be bolt action!

Well, after you fire, you pull the bolt back to load in a new round and to fire.

Thats not bolt action. All you are doing is pulling back the firing pin and it loads in a new round.


its just a regular cocking gun

KalphaK (author)Metal4God2007-09-01


Metal4God (author)KalphaK2007-09-02

whats a snigger

ep5 (author)Metal4God2008-02-20

wow "whats a snigger" haha

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