Introduction: K'nex Rifle Crossbow Hybrid

This started life as idea for a everyday crossbow but over time it started to turn in to a simple rifle powered by a crossbow mechanism.

Step 1: The Main Frame

Make these parts 3 parts

Step 2: The Stock

Make the stock

Step 3: The Trigger

Make Both of these parts

Step 4: The Cross Beam

Make the crooc beam for the end of the gun.

Step 5: Put It All Together!

just put all the parts together as in the picture any questions please comment.

Step 6: Loading and Shooting

This gun will fire both bolts the headed one goes smother but not as far.
To fire just pull the bolt back till it is over the trigger it should lock in to place.
Just pull the trigger to fire.

Comments

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rocksalt2342 (author)2008-05-28

crossbows are rifles, so its not a hybrid.

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aall50 (author)rocksalt23422008-06-04

fine but its only a name

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rocksalt2342 (author)aall502008-06-04

well, actually, plastic is better for the environment than wood, so it is a hybrid in the sense of "going green"

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aall50 (author)rocksalt23422008-06-24

good one

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oblina (author)aall502013-05-02

We went from describing the joys of hunting to an argument over whether wood or plastic is better for the environment through recycling. Welcome to the Internet!

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)rocksalt23422009-04-08

not really, wood is natural and plastic is extremely horrible to the environment so it is the exact opposite

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rocksalt2342 (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-04-09

well, you can recycle plastic.

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)rocksalt23422009-04-11

yes, but what I was refering to was the fact that it doesnt decompose

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rocksalt2342 (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-04-11

...But plastic can recycle. It doesn't have to decompose. Wood can't recycle. It can only decompose.

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The Jamalam (author)rocksalt23422010-01-24

Why would you need to recycle wood? It's far better for the environment to make compost out of it to help make more wood.

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)rocksalt23422009-04-12

I know that

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rocksalt2342 (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-04-13

So why do you disagree?

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)rocksalt23422009-04-13

I'm not disagreeing with what you are saying, I was just saying in my original comment that, if you dont recycle it (which unfortunately lots of people dont do), plastic is horrible to the environment because it doesnt decompose

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rocksalt2342 (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-04-14

oh, alright. yes, people need to recycle more.

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)rocksalt23422009-04-15

its a sad fact

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rocksalt2342 (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-04-21

...yes. yes it is.

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The Jamalam (author)rocksalt23422010-01-24

Yes, but wood is organic and will decompose and make good compost.

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aall50 (author)ILIKEPIE3332009-04-09

They both have pros and cons

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)aall502009-04-11

yeah cause you have to cut down trees to get wood

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Actually no, Rifles are powered by air or explosives, crossboww are powerrd by tension.

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*grumble*
http://www.tbotech.com/150lb-crossbow.htm
http://www.linkamerica.com/products/crossbows/bows.html
http://nservices.com/crossbow.htm

There, three out of the 291,000 websites that agree with me.
go to a hunting store. ask to see the rifles, and they will probably also show you a crossbow.
it doesn't matter if a rifle is powered by tension, combustion, air, water, plasma, whatever. its still a rifle.

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miniclipper (author)rocksalt23422010-09-25

you are so wright I mean do you ever see a crossbow pistol no, and ever done a side by side comparison it is so scary about how close they are.They are almost excactly the same scopes, stocks, size, range and most of all deadlyness.

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~Meme~ (author)miniclipper2012-07-26

There are crossbow pistols.

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ashchetm (author)rocksalt23422009-09-23

Ya bows and crossbows are a good alternative to rifles, due to there silence and don't disturb other animals while hunting. I still don't understand why people go hunting anymore though... There's always a walmart down the street.

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An Villain (author)ashchetm2010-04-10

you don't hunt do you? first of all, there is the pure awesomeness of owning $1000+ worth of hunting stuff, and there is nothing that matches the thrill of a kid getting his first .22, also there is actually going out to hunt in the freezing rain and when a kid gets his first deer, there is no matching that feeling of on-top-of-the-world-ness.

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bighead5454 (author)An Villain2010-05-14

hmmm went huntin twice first time i i went turkey hunting but none were out the second time i saw a deer but the thing didnt come in range of the rifle (i like my .22 pistol, it looks like a luger)

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An Villain (author)bighead54542010-05-14

Let me rephrase myself, shooting is fun, the hunting is just the sorting out.

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aall50 (author)rocksalt23422009-05-12

lol this is getting wierd...

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rocksalt2342 (author)aall502009-05-12

weird happens.

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Whatever

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knexboy586 (author)2012-03-05

why is it called hybrid?

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conaraptor (author)2010-12-21

Next time try and make it work, it could be really good but the trigger hasn't worked once.

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rrr67 (author)2010-11-21

could those be black rods too?

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tayatipoop (author)2010-08-16

4 star

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Blackonyx2234 (author)2010-07-21

GREATEST CONVERSATION EVAH!

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ashchetm (author)2009-09-23

the ammo doubles as splodies!

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KnexFreek (author)2009-09-13

for some reason i like it!!! 5* hey check out my weapons !

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KNEX BUILDING IS FUN (author)2008-07-03

can u please give better instructions of how to load and fire or can anyone ... plz ty

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it is very simple just pull back and it will lock in place

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u mean the rubbeband? were does the rb and arrow go?

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please, if you have not figured this out, stop building with knex

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no the bullet gets stick not the band

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emotes (author)2008-06-18

could you pls put a close up of where the rubber bands go?!?!

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)emotes2009-04-08

its pretty simple

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The Jamalam (author)emotes2008-08-19

do you not get it?!

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aall50 (author)emotes2008-07-23

just on the red bits and the frount of the gun

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ILIKEPIE333 (author)2009-04-08

this was a great gun before I recycled it, it was also one of my first guns that I built it was so good (it could get 60 feet) I kept it until, well, at least a year

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8487dude (author)2009-01-08

mine stoots 40 feet

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aall50 (author)8487dude2009-01-10

post

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freakinslop (author)2008-08-22

it doesn't really matter its just so you somehow manage to wrap the rubber band around the bow part so you can pull it back and fire a bolt. and for the trigger you just put the band on the white rod and pull it to the front of the bow for max. counter pull.

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