Many consider John Moses Browning to be the father of modern firearms, after all, he invented the FN Hi-Power, the M1911, and the Browning BAR. Others would say that Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK-47 engineer, is the father of modern firearms, mostly because there have been over 300 million AK-47s (many are derivations) made in the last 67 years. In my opinion, however, the father of modern firearms would have to be Eugine Stoner. In the first place, he created the predecessor of one of the most popular rifles of all time, the M16. That predecessor being the Stoner 63.

I decided to go with the "Bren Gun" lool, and make this K'NEX replica a Stoner 63A LMG. This meant that I had to make the mag well up on top of the gun, which created a whole new set of problems. In the first place, I had to make sure the barrel was wide enough for the bullet to fit through, not to mention that it had to be able to attach to a fake barrel, which was rather difficult to engineer. However, it finally came together, and this is my Stoner 63.


  • Great pin-pull distance
  • Really nice sights
  • Sturdy magazine
  • Reliable magazine well
  • Three sight options for close, medium, and long ranges
  • Great range: 60 - 80 ft.
  • Great stock
  • Comfortable grip
  • Smooth and reliable trigger pull
  • Sturdy overall body
  • Removable barrel for performance
  • Overall length of 40 in.

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-The Red Book of Westmarch

<p>dose the mag go in the bottom and top like this?</p>
<p>POST POST POST!!!!!!!!</p>
<p>Thanks man! You on Google Plus?</p>
Ya why do you ask?
<p>Oh, just 'cause I was wondering if you were the same Kevan Christian that I have been talking with on Google +.</p>
<p>I like it!</p>
<p>Thanks man! What are you working on?</p>
my machine gun off and on, don't expect anything from me for a month or two tho
<p>Oh, O.K. I've got an MSMC V.2 and a Remington R5 RGP right now.</p>
<p>From my point of view the magazine should be in the correct place like a real Stoner 63 but you have done a very good job as it does look similar to the British &quot;Bren&quot; and the Japanese &quot;Type 99&quot; which were both used in WW2 and speaking of WW2, my next creation/instructions will be a WW2 gun and also have you had a chance to look at my Peacekeeper.</p>
<p>the japanese stole the system of the bren and the sten, both from brittian,</p><p>you can see the systems back in the typ100 and indeed the type99</p>
<p>Well, I find it funny that you refer to the configuration seen in Black Ops as the &quot;real&quot; Stoner 63, just 'cause the 63 had multiple configurations: <a href="http://world.guns.ru/machine/usa/stoner-63-e.html" rel="nofollow">http://world.guns.ru/machine/usa/stoner-63-e.html</a></p><p>Thanks all the same!</p>
<p><a href="http://world.guns.ru/assault/usa/robarm-m96-xcr-e.html" rel="nofollow">http://world.guns.ru/assault/usa/robarm-m96-xcr-e....</a><br>This is what you saw, and I don't blame you. I got them mixed up when I first saw it. What you were thinking with regards to the Stoner 63 is that it has a -belt fed- LMG configuration, not a top loaded magazine. </p>
<p>Hmm, how odd. You sure that the 63 was never configured in Bren style? It is, you know, from that time period...</p>
<p>I don't mean to poo all over your gun history, not at all, but if by &quot;that&quot; time period you mean the '20s-'40s then that's not quite right. The original LMG that inspired top-loading guns such as the Type 96/99 and Bren was the ZB vz. 26. designed in 1923. The Bren was designed in 1935 and the Type 96 in 1936. <br><br>But anyway, I took a look and yeah, World Guns made it confusing. I was sure I saw it before too, and then convinced myself I was wrong, when really he only reported on the belt-fed version on the ARs page but then yes there's a top-loading version on the MGs page. So yes, I wasn't going crazy originally. My bad. </p>
<p>Well, here is another, rather more reliable reference: </p><p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF0aPSyUMjk&list=UUhk5eyAGuO3J4rV-CiMNkNQ" rel="nofollow">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF0aPSyUMjk&amp;list=UUhk5eyAGuO3J4rV-CiMNkNQ</a></p>
<p>I think I get where the confusion is. This is actually a Robinson Armaments M-96 which was designed after and thus looks an awful lot like the Stoner 63, and it has the Bren configuration seen here, but I don't believe the original Stoner 63 did.</p>
<p>Well, here is my reference, and as far as I can tell, this guy does his research: <a href="http://world.guns.ru/machine/usa/stoner-63-e.html" rel="nofollow">http://world.guns.ru/machine/usa/stoner-63-e.html</a></p>
<p>You are right Dunkis as the Robinson Armaments M-96 does look very similar to the actually Stoner 63. The only differences is that of the external appearance and also that the magazine is upside down.</p>
<p>Looks awesome!</p>
<p>Thanks man, congradulations in the contest!</p>
<p>Thanks! You too!</p>
<p>Wow, this looks good! :D</p>
<p>Thanks man! What are you up to these days?</p>
Wow this is the first top loading removable mag gun I've ever seen that looks great. I might just have to steal your trigger :)
<p>Thank you much! Go ahead and use that trigger any time you feel like it. It works rather well. =D</p>
<p>Looks really nice! The trigger is cool, but could it be done without broken pieces?</p>
<p>Possibly, but I think the community has moved past that whole &quot;broken pieces&quot; scene. =D Thanks man!</p>
<p>Very impressive!</p>
<p>Thank you!</p>
<p>You have a very photogenic patio. The gun is nice, too. </p>
<p>LOL, yea, I need to find a new spot. That one may be getting slightly borring. =D</p>
<p>yes, yes he does!</p>
This looks fantastic! I love the Bren gun look
<p>Thank you! Yeah, the &quot;Bren gun&quot; look did turn out alright didn't it?</p>
Cool! Nice work!
<p>Thanks man, glad you like it!</p>
<p>Wow! This is really cool. But doesn't the magazine get in the way while aiming? Just wondering.</p>
<p>Thanks man, glad you like it! Well, the sights are offset for that very reason. The mag gets in the way. If you get a chance to look through the pics, you'll see that my sights are also offset.</p>

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