Update 12/16/12: In light of Halo 4's new battle rifle, which has angles and curves this replica doesn't match, I am here to make a note that this was supposed to be based off of halo 2's BR.  Due to a recent comment, I have updated the title as well as add this note to reflect the new game's release.

Behold, possibly the best knex Halo Battle Rifle replica ever made in terms of looks.

Unfortunately, it has a few downsides. The mech doesn't work first of all. I have other things I want to do, I've been working on this for over a month now, and I don't want this project to go to pot because it looks so damn good. So here is what I am going to do:

I will post instructions for the gun "As is". If anyone wants to fix it and make it work, be my guest. You can make it single shot, or mag fed, whatever, as long as it works without butchering the look. If anyone does fix it, they should make a video of it shooting, and send me the raw file over Skype (My skype name is dj_jazzy_jeff1, if you aren't already in my contacts, say that you fixed my BR in the introduction message)

If I like your fix, you will then be a collaborator on this instructable, changing all the steps so they build your version. I will give credit to you for fixing the gun, but I must maintain the majority for making the gun look like it does. You will receive a patch and a subscription if you help me.

In the meantime, I'm touting this as a non-firing model with parts of a mechanism in it. Don't call me hypocritical for asking other people to make their replicas shoot, because believe me, I made the effort. Nobody who I have asked didn't even bothered trying.

NOTE: Building your improved version in metallics is optional.

Here's a video of it:

Step 1: The front bit.

This bit holds the bands and whatnot.

1. Make this layer.
2- Layers 2-4 on layer 1.
3- Close up on layer 3.  It's built a bit differently near the front.
4-6: Make the front barrel.  It's a bit tricky, be careful.
7- Connect the barrel to layer 3.
8- Add this little bit.  It makes the assembly sturdier.
9- Make the grip thingy
10- Add it to the rest of the gun
11- Add in another layer 1 and this is what you get.  Move onto the next step.

I think you could make the instructions more detailed. If you don't know what I mean, then go to Seleziona's channel on this website and look at a few of his instructables. They are very detailed and easy to understand.
I was lazy.
Back in the days of Halo 3, this looked ok. But it looks a lot like the new BR from Halo 4, so nice job planning ahead :P
I have updated the title to reflect this.
the stock looks a bit to big but overall 5*
Never ealised how great it is. I've made it, it's awesome!
Nice job! It looks really realistic!
I love halo guns, and this is a perfect knex version of a battle rifle. I would love to build a knex DMR, as it is my favorite halo weapon next to the spiker.
WIth enough mods this could become a DMR. Honestly though I liked the BR better than the DMR. BR spread was better than the bloom the DMR has.
What sort of range did the firing version of this gun get?
with mine i got atleast 30 feet but i never actualy tested it outside so im unsure
Yup. Well mine could get 100ft with a string of 3 #64 bands.
i used more then that on it
Thats good to know.
Dunno. Never really asked.
Ok. I had intentions on making this gun; the only thing I am not too sure about is my piece amount. If I ever get around to building; I will tell you what range it gets.
I am currently making the gun now. And modding it as I go.
I know I am triple-posting but your gun gets 105 ft range.
Here is my version. I know its been butchered a little but yea.
What is this I don't even...
Its just my version of your gun. I knew you wouldnt like it.
I like it but I don't know why you messed with the front end.
Doesn't so much look like a battle rifle.
I know, thats why I said it was butchered up. I just felt like modding it to my liking.
holy crap, lol
Time to celebrate:<br><br>
Thanks DJ, Almost broke my computer screen because of that .gif LOL
Problem, officer?
I have to admit, that's sexy.
You know, I think it's interesting how you and I each built a Halo weapon in the exact opposite manner. You built a perfect replica and failed with the mech, I built a working mech and failed with the looks. I think I'll work on this this soon because it is seriously one of my favorite builds.
You built a halo replica? And thanks! FYI, the original mech was taken off of a gun on Jollex's Youtube channel. That's just so you have something else to use as a reference.
It's not a replica by any means, but I added it to the photo 'ible I posted recently. It's more of a concept that I tried to make look like a Brute Shot since no one else has made one, lol. And ah, I might look into that...I'd probably try to start fresh, though.
Oh I thought you might try and make this and make the mech work. Starting fresh is fine though.
Ah, I could try this first and see where I get, but I tend to do poorly when trying to work off of other peoples' ideas.
Ah, I guess it varies from person to person then.
It does; that's the wonderful thing about having a community. The problem is that I tend to sacrifice looks to make mechs work(like with my brute shot). I dunno, I'll try my hardest but it seems that even though I built a cannon with a mag, it's dissatisfactory lol.
That's alright when it comes to making a performance gun, but in replica land, making it look good is what counts. Some people say that if a gun has a good design and is nice and neat and clean it will also look good in most cases.
Meh. I just say that I based it off of a Brute Shot(because I did lol) in the 'ible I just finished. But whatever, it's still at least a try when no one else has something similar to it lol. I still love yours &gt;.&gt;
It's not bad lol.
That's because no one knows what a brute shot is supposed to look like off the top of their head :P
Use a reference pic?
That would show all the angles and proportions I got wrong lol, I think I'll stray from that...
That's kind of the idea here.
Nooo I no make it look bad! It doesn't even matter lol, like five people even know abot that thing anyways.
Ah, Love the look, it's a shame the the mech doesn't work, but none the less, heres my review:<br> <br> First of all, the looks are GREAT. Looking at that picture, you hit the nail on the head. It also looks really sturdy, which is always a plus. I like how you pretty much matched every curve that the gun in the picture has. You even went as far as to extend the top of the stock just a bit to match the picture. That's&nbsp;impressive&nbsp;if I do say so. 110%&nbsp;for looks.<br> <br> The only thing I didn't&nbsp;particularly&nbsp;like about the looks is the scope. It looks a bit out of place if you ask me. I'd love to see a redesigned scope with bendy rods, and some more&nbsp;aesthetic&nbsp;changes. You're got a amazingly designed gun here, no need to ruin that by shoving a average scope on it, I'm sure you're more then capable of making a good looking one ;-)<br> <br> Now the mech, I had a idea for that actually, ever think of shoving a DD-27 barrel on the end instead? I do think it'd kill the look(You're call though). And if you do, you could put the Firing-Pin right inside the body, along with the trigger(Extending the trigger on the front to connect to the trigger by the handle shouldn't be to hard). You could either extend the firing pin, or just tie string to pull it back with, either would work. I don't have the parts right now to test this out, but I think it'd work well.<br> <br> DSMan195276
The mech didn't really work because it was based off of concept technology. The gun I borrowed it from just so happened to have the top of the stock extended like on the real battle rifle. Thanks for that though.<br><br>Also I was running rather low on parts by the time I built the scope, so I had to whip this one up in about 5 minutes. No choice there.<br><br>That sounds like a look-ruiner on one hand, but if designed right it wouldn't affect much. Maybe it could be your next project to help you get back in the game?
that gun is cool<br>
I think I might work with this a bit. Looks great, 5*. Great detail.

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