Introduction: Knex AK-74

Picture of Knex AK-74

OK well honestly I didn't want to change everything in my AK-47 instructable and I also wanted this to get rated separately so I'm just making another instructable for this. This performs a lot better than my AK-47 while still looking the part. I'm not saying this is gold or anything but it is better.

Pros (most of these are based off of improvements the the AK-47)
-True trigger
-Slightly better accuracy
-Should get better power but this isn't a complete fact
-Pin lock
-Detachable magazine

-Still has bad stock
-Magazine may still jam in the receiver. Just hit the bottom of the auto loader
-The bullet may spin out when shot
-Magazine is harder to put in
-Requires modified pieces

I'll be making separate "shells" for this gun such as a G36c and possibly and AK-74u in the near future. Other projects include an M1 Garand with similar loading method and a bullup sniper rifle.

OK let's get to it!

Step 1: Handle and Trigger

Picture of Handle and Trigger

Yes it uses that same boring handle as most of my guns but I did mod it a little. The true trigger is really strong so it doesn't matter how many rubber bands you pack on...for the trigger anyways.

1. Handle and Back assembly. Doesn't seem too difficult right?
2. Soon to be trigger guard. Just hold onto it for now.
3. Trigger. That would be a green rod inside the taped area.
4. Trigger put in.

Well that was hard... Moving on.

Step 2: Firing Mechanism/Receiver

Picture of Firing Mechanism/Receiver

This is the main part of the gun. It along with the handle will be most likely the only part you'll keep when adding different "shells"

1-3. OK sorry I didn't break this up but I hate making things like this over again. Here are three different views. I do use three butchered dark grays but if you really don't want to use these then try tan clips like my AK-47
4. Connecting with the handle. Stick the trigger in it's spot first then connect the top.
5. Well I guess this is rather optional but I'm going for realism here. This is the trigger guard.

Pretty easy still is it not?

Step 3: Fake Barrel And...duh...another Part.

Picture of Fake Barrel And...duh...another Part.

1-2. Fake barrel nothing complicated.
3-4. Front of fake barrel with front site.
5. ...and putting it on.
6. That other part. Just grab two gray rods and stick 'em in.
7. Slide these two pieces in.
8. And then connect

Wow this is the longest step yet!

Step 4: Stock and Magazine

Picture of Stock and Magazine

And here is the bad stock. Feel free to modify it or use your own. I don't really think much of stocks as long as it works. The magazine is once again detachable. It hasn't changed too much except ofr less curve and a slant when inserted.

1. Don't stare at it for too long. Your eyes might burn out.
2. And now we put it on.
3. I couldn't get more detailed but this is still pretty easy to make.
4. Oh yeah I guess I should add the firing pin. Nothing amazing. You can use whatever you want. I have three tan clips going under-over taped up for mine.

Next we get to do the fun part! Loading and firing. Huzzah!

Step 5: Rubber Bands, Loading, and Firing

Picture of Rubber Bands, Loading, and Firing

Finally something fun to do. Yeah just follow the steps like always and then go have fun.

1. Put a rubber band here and bring around top to the other side of this white rod. Or I suppose if you want you could use a shorter/double twisted rubber band and put it on the yellows then wrap it under the trigger.
2. Use whatever/how many rubber bands you want on the pin and bring them up to the black nobs here.
3. Grab your ammo (blue rods) this auto pusher thingy and a green rod.
4. Stick the green rod in. It shouldn't pop out if you're half careful.
5. Insert your ammo then put the auto loader in and hook it up with rubber bands to the magazine.
6. No picture for this but just stick it in, pull out the green rod, pull back the firing pin, and fire. If it doesn't load then just hit the bottom of the auto loader.

Have fun yada yada I'm tired thank God I'm done. Oh yeah I'll have a G36c possibly a G36 Shell out that you can use with this gun's middle part.


~Meme~ (author)2012-03-06

Its sad that 60% of Call Of Duty players dont know the differance between an AK47 AND AK74.

C.O.D making people gun experts since 2003.

Annix15 (author)2011-12-08


james4 (author)2011-08-25

You:Ha Ha Bigger hole try getting stuck in that you stupid bullets!

zchan1120 (author)2011-06-14

I wanna see an AK74U!!

jeager1 (author)2011-05-28

your trigger is pro i love it

KnEx FrEaK 1 (author)2011-05-09

The dunkis can you make the gun shoot further and post an instructable for that one?

TheDunkis (author)KnEx FrEaK 12011-05-09

This is a really old weapon. I don't have the pieces to make a full AK-74, though I would if I could. I might be able to make an AK-74u.

KnEx FrEaK 1 (author)2011-05-09

I like your stock i could never think of that

TheDunkis (author)KnEx FrEaK 12011-05-09

It's horrid by today's standards. But it worked at the time.

caca man (author)2008-07-11

what's the range?

TheDunkis (author)caca man2008-07-11

Oh um... I can't remember very well. Let's see with two #64s tied together I think I got like 8 yards shooting straight no angle. Don't quote me on that though it might be even worse or even better. I never messure and I suck at estimating.

sherrington1 (author)TheDunkis2011-04-25

for sum reason i cant seam to bild it can you help

snakey782 (author)2011-03-27

Looks good, jams every bullet,mag breaks off all the time,(does not detatch, rather breaks).

Fred the evil puppet (author)2010-08-21

is this worth building?

No. The only guns posted that are worth building would be my oodassault, UMP, and BAW (posted by someone else, search BAW). Otherwise I haven't really made much recently.

DaleBuzz1996 (author)2009-03-08

insted of tape couldent you just use a bigger rod and tan clip or gray rod on the end of them ?

that would interfere with the trigger moving up into the gun. if you didn't notice, white rods don't have room for stuff on the end if they're filled up, and they would stop the trigger from going up anyway.

wouldn't the tape get in the way too and just come off?

joey99 (author)2010-06-26

can you make more detailed instructions

prodo123 (author)2010-06-02

Thanks for the mag design! I'm making a G36E (Or the original version) 1:1. Modded the mag acceptor to fit a "frictionless" barrel. I'll keep you in touch!

345138 (author)2010-04-17


345138 (author)3451382010-04-17

Meant the mag.

Trauts (author)2008-07-10

Hey, I just wanna say I love the gun and it works sweet. Espescially the removable mag. Great design. Here are some pictures of it next to a 1-1 scale replica AK-47. These show the differences and similarities in the two and give a size scale for future AK makers. Most people I find make them smaller than real.

bighead5454 (author)Trauts2009-08-07

is that an ak-47 airsoft? or a real

dmytro509 (author)bighead54542010-04-10

no duh
it has an orange tip on it
so its ant airsoft how can you not know that

_kira_ (author)bighead54542009-09-02

air soft it has the orange tip.

bighead5454 (author)Trauts2009-09-02

hey that looks like a YMCA ak47 did it mess up yet

DrWeird117 (author)Trauts2008-11-16

I think that's 2/3. Oh, yeah, I'm in Ohio now!

Trauts (author)DrWeird1172008-11-17

more like 3/4 - 4/5

DrWeird117 (author)Trauts2008-11-17

Around that.

Sandy44444 (author)DrWeird1172009-08-31

amen its gud but the stock and the mag jams and falls out spilling ammo

silentassasin21 (author)Trauts2008-07-12

nice airsoft gun i have a well mp5 upgraded to 540 fps

540 fps! thats wery high! thats one third the power of a desert eagle!!!

My single shot AK101 in Indonesia has 700 fps (mainly because its fer hunting)

some airsoft companies make 1000fps bb guns

TheDunkis (author)kingghaffari2008-07-13

Yeah something tells me that will break skin if shot at point blank...stupid but probably true. I scratched one of my friends with a 300fps by just barely hitting the surface of his skin. That could probably open a huge gash...

twenglish1 (author)TheDunkis2008-07-13

i shot myself with a 680 fps green gas sniper and there is no feeling where i shot myself it just killed the nertves

DrWeird117 (author)twenglish12008-11-16


yeah i almost shot someones finger off on full auto in a championship game the game was a week long camping game

twenglish1 (author)kingghaffari2008-07-13

i got a green gas sniper that shoots 680 fps but none of my friends let me use it cause it puts an airsoft size bullet wound in your arm

xACIDITYx (author)Trauts2008-07-11

Is that a CYMA airsoft gun? The Cyma028?

Trauts (author)xACIDITYx2008-07-11

Nope, the CYMA 0.28 is black and... Oh lol. Look at the bottom of comments and Mykailo posted a pic of one. This is a crappy UTG ak-47 warhawk springer.

TheDunkis (author)Trauts2008-07-11

Thanks I guess I did cut it shorter than I though although this is also an AK-47 while I tried to replicate a 74. I'm not sure if it is longer than the 47 or about the same but yeah. I suppose you could add another section after the two snow flakes on the fake barrel with a yellow connector on top and bottom and then the green connector on top. You'll probably have to connect that by green rods instead of whites or it might be too long then...

happybirthday (author)2009-03-04

Stocks not that bad mate ;)

knexpete (author)happybirthday2010-02-24

 yh, its like the real folding stock from the AKS-74U

poptart64 (author)2009-09-16

that carpet is nice!

118118 (author)2009-09-01

what part is on the other side of the bend in the magazine opposite the hinge and is there a substitute piece for the ball peice at the top?

bighead5454 (author)2009-08-07

hey everyone if you search Knex rocket rifle V2 by knex_gun_builder and you use that stock it might work but it wouldnt look ak-47 ish it would be strong though

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-01-15

inst it ak-47 and wheres the modded pices?

The AK-74 is an upgraded AK-47. Search it up. Ironically the years they were both made in use the same two numbers.

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