Introduction: K'NEX M249 SAW

To my knowledge, the M249 SAW (Squad Automatic Weapon) has only had 4 K'NEX attempts (one of the better versions being ironman69's M249 RBG). Seeing as this is the case, I decided to pioneer with this gun in hopes of building a nice looking M249 (which is actually a slightly modified FN Minimi). My hopes were, in the end, realized, and this beast (at least it is a beast in size) came to "life."

Features:
  • Huge pin-pull (not seen in pics, see forum topic here)
  • Great range: 60 - 70 ft.
  • Magazine lock (pics 7 - 9)
  • Accurate looks
  • Comfortable pistol and fore grip
  • Nice stock (probably my favorite part of the gun)
  • Good and accurate looking sights
  • Very open to HEAVY mods

Enjoy!

-The Red Book of Westmarch

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Lucas+The+Boss made it!(author)2013-12-22

This looks awesome how many rounds does the mag hold

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-23

Somewhere in between 1 and 16. =D

Probably 18 max. I am glad you like it.

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nerfrocketeer made it!(author)2013-12-18

Nice man!

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-18

Thanks bro!

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CODawesome made it!(author)2013-12-16

nice, clean, elegant, smooth. what else can I say?

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-17

Thanks bro!

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DarkOwlProductions made it!(author)2013-12-13

That looks really, really cleanly built and nice. I especially like the stock and sights; the mag release looks very well thought out, too.
I don't mean to be annoying now, but you should try making your own mechanisms; if you're capable of building this clean of a rifle, you are certainly capable of making new mechanisms.
(Also, am I crazy, or are you using some of my photo-taking techniques, such as taking a photo of them on a table? Maybe it's just my imagination. :L They look really nice, regardless!)

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

Thanks bro, I am glad to hear that you like it. =D

Annoying? No, you are not annoying in any way! I would love to try out new mechanisms and stuff, but I just tend not to be the "innovative type," if you catch my meaning.

As to photo taking techniques, I am not sure... Did you take pictures of your guns up on a table...? Whoops my bad, I guess you did. XD

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DarkOwlProductions made it!(author)2013-12-15

If you'd love to make new mechanisms then go for it, Red! Your pin rifles always look great; and it'd be cool to see you use a new mechanism idea in one of them. I've always had ideas to make a semi-automatic, sleek revolver with the turret in the right place: near the handle; it would use a flicking kind of sliding trigger. It'd be cool to see what you'd do with it; I could probably draw the trigger concept somehow if you wanted. I think it has officially become a request now. :P

Either way, there are probably more concepts out there that you could easily fit into your guns. I'm not saying to stop the pin rifles, because they are nice; I just think it'd be really cool to see a few new concept guns. Do whatever you want, though; it's your channel. Tis just a suggestion. :3

(Great minds take pictures alike, right?)

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-15

I hear you, loud and clear, and I have a "newer" mechanism (at least for me) that I am about to make a forum topic for.

As to the revolver, I don't know, to me, the semi-automatic part sounds good, but I am not a big fan of turreted guns. I think that, overall, mag guns just tend to be more effective, plus, they are more my thing. =D

As to taking pictures, I think that I must agree. How one takes pictures, and in what way, is what really makes the gun look cool.

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DarkOwlProductions made it!(author)2013-12-16

Awesome. I can't wait to see the new beast of yours. (I'm going to check to see if the forum topic is out.)

Do whatever works best for you; if you don't like turrets, that's ok. (Although they are totally better, but that's besides the point. I'm kidding, of course: to each their own.)

It is nice to see that you, and many other people, actually care about how items are presented. Keep up the great picture taking!

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Johnhall14 made it!(author)2013-12-13

=D

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

What? XD

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Johnhall14 made it!(author)2013-12-14

=) I like it =)

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-15

Thanks bro! My dad just got a Carbon 15, so I think I'll just have to build that next... but maybe not.

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Johnhall14 made it!(author)2013-12-15

That sounds like an interesting build, you should try it =)

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Vaetheon made it!(author)2013-12-14

Nice man

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

Thanks bro. Its been a while. Whats up?

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Vaetheon made it!(author)2013-12-14

Nothin I've just been busy with school and such. Plus I have a new computer and you're welcome

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-15

Same here (at least, about the school and whatnot).

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Vaetheon made it!(author)2013-12-15

Yeah. So what do you think about that name change?

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-15

I don't know... hmm... FlamingAstronaut was it? I don't know... Maybe, if you want to go down that road, go with something like Flying Banana Monster or Caged Cabbage or something.... XD Or, if you want to go with something a little Star Wars the Clone Wars-ish, I'd go with Sinker, Boil, Waxer, something along those lines. XD

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Vaetheon made it!(author)2013-12-15

I just cant seem to think of anything good I guess.

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AUG-5OM3 made it!(author)2013-12-14

Really great job!

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

Thanks man!

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AUG-5OM3 made it!(author)2013-12-15

You're my 800th commenter yay!

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-15

XD, YAY!

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dragon%231 made it!(author)2013-12-13

cool looking. wow. im speechless. i had just gotten on instructables and saw this that you posted it to.

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

Yup, I had a lot of stuff to post lately.

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dragon%231 made it!(author)2013-12-14

saw that. keep up the BOSS work bro.

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-15

Wow bro, you really are too kind!

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Zombiekiller-93 made it!(author)2013-12-14

wow

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

Good or bad?

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Zombiekiller-93 made it!(author)2013-12-14

Good

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-15

Thanks!

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War+pig made it!(author)2013-12-15

Looks really nice man!!!

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Qisking14 made it!(author)2013-12-14

Instructable please if u can =D

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

Sorry bro, not for this one. D=

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sandroknexmaster made it!(author)2013-12-14

That looks great!

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The+Red+Book+of++Westmarch made it!(author)2013-12-14

Thankee!

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