Introduction: K'nex Pistol With Shells

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This is a knex pistol that uses shells to help reload, however the shells are not required to fire the gun. If you find it hard to follow the instructions or would just like to comment, please feel free to do so. Thank you.

Step 1: Make the Shells

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This is a picture of a shell. Make as many as you want, just make sure they are in pairs of two.

Step 2: The Barrel and Rams

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This is the barrel, or barrels rather.

Pictures 1-2: These pictures are both of one piece, but you need to make two of them.
Picture 3: Add a grey/black rod to ONE of the pieces you made just now.
Picture 4: Make these pieces. (Yes, the rods HAVE TO BE the orange version of the red rods.)
Picture 5: This is the barrel, or barrels. It is pretty simple, all you use for it is a couple of grey rods, some dark grey connectors, and a few orange/brown connectors.
Picture 6-8: Put the rams in the barrels. Attach the piece with the grey rod attached to the front of the gun. Attach the other piece to the back of the gun.

Step 3: Build and Attatch the Supports.

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Pretty simple.

Picture 1: Side view of the supports.
Picture 2: Top view.
Picture 3: Bottom view.
Picture 4: Attach here, to the front of the gun.
Picture 5: It should look like this after it is all built and attached.

Step 4: Trigger

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Just look at the pictures and build.

Step 5: Trigger Guard

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Follow the pics.

Pic 1:This is the bottom of the guard.
Pic 2:Then add this to the end of the guard.
Pic 3:Attach The trigger guard to the base.

Step 6: The Handle

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Follow the pics.

Step 7: Loading and Fireing

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Pic 1: Add the main rubberbands to the end of the barrel.
Pic 2: Attach the same rubberband to the tan connectors at end of the rams. (Note: the rams are cocked in this picture.) Also attach rubberbands to the noted areas. If the bands are too strong, then it won't work.
Pic 3: This is the shell. once you cock the gun, pull the trigger. Then cock the gun again and change the shells for loaded shells. Pull the trigger and repeat.


mettaurlover (author)2008-08-15

you scare me... :(

Whaleman (author)mettaurlover2008-08-15

Why? Are you insinuating that all Soviets are frightening to all people?

supah4x0r (author)Whaleman2010-08-02

guys, these are different opinions from different people you are all entitled to your own opinion just dont critisize others ok?

Whaleman (author)supah4x0r2010-08-02

Eh what? Are you insinuating that by starting a comment with "Are you insinuating..." preceded by a one or two word question implies that I disagree with the comment?

mettaurlover (author)supah4x0r2010-08-02

DEAD COMMENT. Flagged as spam due to your inability to read lower comments.

rik3098 (author)Whaleman2010-07-22

in soviet russia soviets arent frightning XD

mettaurlover (author)rik30982010-07-23


mettaurlover (author)Whaleman2009-08-28

no; i'm talking about the gun. and the fact that i would very much not want you angry at me.

ILIKEPIE333 (author)Whaleman2009-01-31

lenin, marx, mao, stalin, and castro

Whaleman (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-01-31

Mao was China. Not Soviet Union. Marx was German and died before the Soviet Union was created. Castro was Cuban. Soviet Russia is different than "Communist" Countrynamehere (Most of these are really dictatorship, including the Soviet Union).

ILIKEPIE333 (author)Whaleman2009-02-01

I know this, I was talking about your pic Marx was a Russian Soviet Russia was controlled by the Communist party, just like the Nazis in Germany They are all Communist or Marxist (i.e. Marx)

Whaleman (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-02-01

Wilhelm Marx and Karl Marx are both Germans. Karl Marx is credited with founding communism. The Nationalsozialismus are Fascist, and actually blamed the Treaty of Versailles on the Jews and the Communists.

ILIKEPIE333 (author)Whaleman2009-06-07

I knew they were fascists, but I was comparing them to the communists (ironic, huh?), I wasn;t saying that they were communists

ILIKEPIE333 (author)Whaleman2009-02-01

Ok, you obviously know more about it than I do

slywolf28 (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-06-06

yeah DUH mao's not russian!

xXxSubZero117 (author)Whaleman2009-03-09

I wish I was Russian......That has been my life's dream. I'm dead serious.

Whaleman (author)xXxSubZero1172009-03-11

You could join the Legion Etrangere and claim to be Russian, and no one would really know.

yannyboy (author)Whaleman2009-04-01

im russian

KnexFreek (author)2009-10-17

 wow no mag......
lol jk nice gun

DJ Radio (author)2009-05-17

This ible got added to my group cuz its a sear system.

knex_mepalm (author)DJ Radio2009-08-11 do you add things to your group?

DJ Radio (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-11

On the right hand corner of this ible, it should have a box to add it to your group.

Oblivitus (author)2008-07-06

Interesting idea, however, it really doesn't make loading much easier, if at all, in this form. If you made mini clips or hoppers like this than it would be advantageous to add this to a gun. But, this would stray even more away from the "shell" idea. If you want to make a better shell then you should make it in such a way as to allow for more power than manual loading allows. Yet another direction you could take to improve the usefulness of this design would be to put it near the back of a long barrelled gun for load time conservation. And lastly (although I haven't built this so I don't really know), it would make it more realistic if the shells actually popped off by themselves somehow after firing.

Whaleman (author)Oblivitus2008-08-20

It does decrease loading time for the shotgun shells. (I am having weird Deja Vous)

Oblivitus (author)Whaleman2008-08-21

I said that like 2 months ago and we already ended that conversation, why are you commenting on it? *_*

Whaleman (author)Oblivitus2008-08-21

I thought we did, but I didn't see it on here, and I am prone to hallucinations, sometimes having whole conversations about things that don't exist with people that don't exist.

Oblivitus (author)Whaleman2008-08-21

.loL .dnim ruoy tsol evah ouY

Whaleman (author)Oblivitus2008-08-21

Yes, yes I am. I have insomnia and I have depression, maybe you should tease me about that too, eh? Besides, it is déjà vu, where the accent over the "e" facing the right makes the "ay" sound, and the accent over the "a" facing the left makes absolutely no difference (welcome to French).

Oblivitus (author)Whaleman2008-08-22

I never said anything about how you spelled deja vu. XD

Whaleman (author)Oblivitus2008-08-22

Dammit! I could have sworn you said "... and it is spelled deja vu' "

Oblivitus (author)Whaleman2008-08-23

Lol, I was just messing with you. I did say that. XD

DrWeird117 (author)2008-08-20

do the shells automatically eject after fireing?

Whaleman (author)DrWeird1172008-08-20

No. That is why I said, "Then cock the gun again and change the shells for loaded shells." It would be cool if it did, but it doesn't.

jellybean10122 (author)2008-07-17

oh yes, and i have a new idea for a revolver, ive made the mechanism, but im not really good at making frames ;(

make a simple box frame, that never fails as a base. most of the time.

jellybean10122 (author)2008-07-17

they add power because without the black bit then as soon as the pin touches the ammo it goes, but stuck in the black bit, it stays for a split second longer, which builds up far more power. don't believe me? make killerks pistol and swap the black bit for a grey thing

Whaleman (author)jellybean101222008-07-17

I knew they added power. I have known for a long time. That is why I put them in there. They also help keep the shells loaded. Win win.

MI6 (author)2008-07-11

I like the shells idea, would make a good shotgun.

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-06-14

Groovy design, but it could be improved on.

the_burrito_master (author)2007-07-20

thats cool :o

O, and im working on posting this


no that was a long time ago.

nicccceee dude u shud post

it barely shot so I broke it it was junk

knexologic (author)2008-01-26

great instructable. Great it

Whaleman (author)knexologic2008-01-27


Mintyhippo (author)Whaleman2008-02-21

Is it OK if I use this method of shells to make the first TRUE, TRUE, TRUE (three trues has to be good right?) shotgun? I already thought of a method.

Whaleman (author)Mintyhippo2008-02-21


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