Introduction: K'nex Double Barrel Shotgun: M-37 Falcon

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I've been playing a fair bit of Mass Effect and the M-37 Falcon... lots of fun.  So, naturally, I made one.  I made it a shotgun rather than a grenade launcher because, let's face it, K'nex grenades are utterly useless.  It's still fun as hell to shoot.  As you can probably tell from the picture, I made a generic but very effective turret design, and threw pieces at it until it looked sort of like a Falcon.  No, it's not perfect, but it's a good middle ground between aesthetics and function.  It's nearly a metre long and weighs 3.5kg ( about 8 lbs).


Proassault (author)2016-12-30

Cool waiting for instructions ;)

The Knex Inventor (author)2016-06-24

Wow, looks like the best looking K'NEX gun ever made! Must have taken a while to make! Favorited.

Ben_the_Builder (author)2013-02-26

another thing i have to ask, i've seen this turret for knex guns everywhere, where does this blpody thing come from? i've always wanted to build it into my own guns but could never find it

knexguy (author)Ben_the_Builder2013-03-21

Not sure, try searching for the TR18?

Ben_the_Builder (author)2013-02-25

this.. is incredible <3 what game/movie does this gun come from?

never mind the question : |

Knex.X (author)2013-02-05

Do I dare to say post?
Yes, I dare. POST
Or post some internal pictures.

lemonpickle (author)2012-12-08

holy crap... amazing

Johnhall44 (author)2012-10-25

Errrrrr........ Epic

dr. richtofen (author)2012-09-20

I was wondering, does the size of the turret barrel decrease the range? As the the red rod must move completely through a full row of grey connectors, and a bullet lock. Does that create enough friction to have a noticable effect on the range/speed of the bullet?
Anyways, it looks epic, and very intimidating!

That is flipping epic!

PotatoCoffee (author)2012-09-13

Does this gun make anyone else sad?

Knex.X (author)2012-09-07

Waddledaddledoo! Now I'm flabbergasted. You sir, have too much K'nex, time and creativity.
Maybe you can add some more details such as the range, ammo and pros and cons.

Apart from that, OUTSTANDING

knexguy (author)Knex.X2012-09-07

None of that detail is particularly definite, but I guess I'll indulge you.

Range: Maybe 60 Feet. It's basically a SwagBoss mechanism that you can't use
fins with.

Ammo: Anything the same size or shorter than a red rod, as can clearly be seen.

Pros: It's big, fires twice per cock, decent range and power, and makes a
damn good melee weapon if you get bored of shooting.

Cons: Some people would call it cumbersome and impractical, but those
people tend to be boring and lifeless. It is what it is designed to be;

PotatoCoffee (author)2012-09-04

Come on, this is fake!

knexguy (author)PotatoCoffee2012-09-04

How so? It'd probably be more effort to fake it than to just make the damn thing in the first place.

PotatoCoffee (author)knexguy2012-09-05

Beacause it is not possible to make anything this awesome. End of story.

knexguy (author)PotatoCoffee2012-09-05

Yep, you caught me. Completely fake.

PotatoCoffee (author)knexguy2012-09-05

Ha you're busted!

tom tom go (author)2012-07-12

dude that weapon is just brilliant, it is one of the most badass rifles on this site, really cool dude! I sure hope you'll post it sometime but I gues that may take a while

mortier123 (author)2012-07-11

O my smurf!

GrandeSwag (author)2012-06-24

Sweet gun man. Love the super big turret. The stock could use some more shaping, but the whole thing is awesome.

RMConstruction (author)2012-06-24

This is one of the few things I have seen in years on the site worth posting! Truly deserving of a 5* from me, and that barely ever happens any more! Well done!

AUG-5OM3 (author)2012-06-22

w00t I hope you get around posting this beast sometime. Too bad I won't have near enough snowflakes and blue 3ds

TheRacker (author)2012-06-21

That is amazing, one of the few neat things I have seen around here in years.

knexguy (author)TheRacker2012-06-21

Thanks! Hopefully this new competition will change that though.

Killer~SafeCracker (author)2012-06-21

I understand what some people are saying about it not being new, but I honestly love it. I don't feel everything has to be a new concept. As you can tell by my instructables I enjoy making huge guns like this, but I hardly ever finish them. So I really enjoy seeing things like this come around. Please keep it up!

Cheers man, I remember a few of your bigger projects from a couple of years back!

Sharir1701 (author)2012-06-16

seems to big and useless. it doesn't seem at all strong or accurate, although it seems enormous and extremely heavy. i like the design, and i'm glad you put time to work on stuff like this, but it's not really something new. just an old extended turret and a nice body design with a regular pin-pull and fire mechanism. sorry, but you didn't get me too impressed... 3*.

~Meme~ (author)Sharir17012012-06-19

seems to big and useless. it doesn't seem at all strong or accurate, although it seems enormous and extremely heavy. ~That's what she said.

Sharir1701 (author)~Meme~2012-06-20

lol how did i not see that?! nice one lol

knexguy (author)Sharir17012012-06-16

Not strong or accurate? It's based off the strongest and most accurate mechanism there is; the TR18 setup.

And the whole point was for it to be realistically sized, based on the Falcon from Mass Effect 3, so I couldn't really do anything about that.

As for it being nothing new, take a good look around this site. This community died 2 years ago, this was just one last project for me.

Sharir1701 (author)knexguy2012-06-16

i disagree with all 3 statements, but nvm. dude what are you getting worked up on? other people seem to like it... there will always be people that won't like certain guns. i'm that person here. i could have just rated it 3* and left, but i took the time to explain why i don't like it. you can either accept my argument like a man and move on, or you can get angry like a little kid.

knexguy (author)Sharir17012012-06-17

I'm not angry, I just explained why I disagree with your 3 points. The two points I made are irrefutable, they're just true. The last point I made was an opinion but, well, apart from Kinetic and maybe a couple of others, nobody posts anything worthwhile any more. The point of an argument is that it is not accepted; it is countered.

Sharir1701 (author)knexguy2012-06-17

i don't agree that the turret is the strongest mech there is. i accept your argument about the size, but i don't agree with your "community dead" argument. btw, i have been working with oblivitus on the SA 3252, one of the most innovative of mechs, and i have made a (he agrees with me about this, for now) better version of the 3252 than he has ever made. i made a video of it and i can show you if you want, but i took it apart because i lost interest and i needed the parts. i say this for 2 reasons. first, knex.x said i'm not innovative at all, and second, i felt the need to tell you this when you said that only a few people like kinetic are working on actual innovative things. let's just forget about this whole thing, ok? i'll take the comment down if you want me to.

Kinetic (author)Sharir17012012-06-18

My friend, "a few people" does not exclude you. I don't agree at all with Knex.x, either, but there is a difference between guns that you are building, and guns that you have actually posted. Who cares if a man can make the most advanced gun out there if he doesn't share it with anyone. That doesn't benefit anyone, not even him. It simply creates the illusion of satisfaction. I am not saying that this is a problem that you have; I have seen the "failed projects" page that you posted and I have learned a lot from those designs, as have others.

But something that I have noticed since you started is that you do lack a certain amount of humility. I beg you to be more open-minded, to see things from others' point of view. That will only multiply your possibilities.

You are the best until proven otherwise.  When this happens, and it will happen, continue forward with a sense of humility until you are the best once more.  Yet do not shame those whom you have bested, for they can either be your greatest ally or your worst enemy.

Sharir1701 (author)Kinetic2012-06-18

ok... the reason i took it apart was because i made a video from which it is simple enough to build (it really is a VERY simple design, therefore the detailed video i made is sufficient), but i see what you're saying.

what do you mean by "humility" (sorry, i only know the definition in which you humiliate someone, or you suffer from humiliation. don't know this one). i'm not arguing with what you're saying, but i'm saying that i think i am quite open minded. it's not like i think any gun i didn't make is bad. on the contrary, like i said up there somewhere, i don't think myself to be the best builder, but i just don't really like this gun 's all, and i thought i'd explain why instead of just rating it 3*. anyway, i'll be less criticisive (is that a word? anyway, you understand what i mean) in the future.

Sharir1701 (author)Sharir17012012-06-18

sorry for the many posts. my browser froze and i pressed the button too many times...

superbestknex (author)knexguy2012-06-17

this is freakin amazing great job please do more

Oblivitus (author)2012-06-19

The aesthetic design on this thing is pretty cool and it's clean around the trigger and handle despite being custom shaped. Good job on create an appealing model weapon.

Sharir1701 (author)2012-06-17

whoah... what did i do to you? like i said in my other comment, i don't like this gun and i politely explained why. i did say though that i'm glad he works on stuff like this, and i wasn't trolling or trashing or anything. now back to you... who pissed in your cereal this morning? what are you attacking me for? i wasn't comparing his gun to any of mine. i don't think myself to be such a good builder, but i still put my opinions on other people's guns, all the while trying to be polite (you should really try it sometime) and kind (once again, try it). this is a great replica, and is built very nicely, but seems too big and heavy and to me (and i can't stress this enough: TO ME !!!), it seems like it's not too good in performances. about me quitting, yes i did think i was gonna quit, and i didn't touch my knex for a little while, but with the end of the school year growing closer, my time has been drastically freed up, so i now have time to build and walk around the site again. i realize the conflict of my new name with this, but there isn't really much i can do about it.

Knex.X (author)Sharir17012012-06-18

Your argument is invalid. No just joshing.
I'n always kind and polite except for in the exams week (this week)
You're right. I'll delete my comment

builder968 (author)Knex.X2012-06-19

Hmmm, I've been off school since the 8th

Sharir1701 (author)Knex.X2012-06-18

it's ok. i'm cranky when i have to study all day too.

KneXtreme (author)2012-06-19

Nice! Looks scary!

mikeasaurus (author)2012-06-18

Looks pretty good. Are you going to break it down and show us how you made it?

Kinetic (author)2012-06-18

Is it just me, or did your comment post like 20 times? Lol.

Probably like you, I can make nearly any gun from just a picture or two, but there are some people that can't and that is precisely the point I am trying to get across. I use the term humility not in the context of "being humiliated", but in the context of "being humble"; recognizing and accepting that while others may have fault, so do you. I applaud you for going further than just rating the gun 3*, but perhaps calling the gun, something that KnexGuy spent hours working on, "too big and useless" probably did more harm than good. He is a person too. I like that you have an urge to be critical of others' work, and I don't think that you should step down from that, but try to justify your critiques by suggesting how those problems could be fixed.

Perhaps "open-hearted" would have been a better term.

Sharir1701 (author)Kinetic2012-06-18

yeah, i deleted them and wrote that comment up there.

oh ok. i understand. i hope you understand though that i meant no harm or disrespect to him... i just expressed what i thought and those were the first words that came to my mind. obviously i have fault lol. i mean, i'm not saying i'm better than knexguy, not at all. i'm saying what i think about this specific gun in terms that may sound harsh but aren't meant to be. in the future i'll be more careful with my terming.

beanieostrich (author)2012-06-17

Would you mind showing atleast the trigger mechanism?

knexguy (author)beanieostrich2012-06-17

I'm sure I can manage that much. It's pretty much a SwagBoss trigger hooked up to a true trigger further along. I'll take a panel off, take some pictures and add them to the slideshow when I have a minute.

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