Introduction: K'nex Machine Pistol: Refuge + Instructions
Nothing says tactical like my new machine pistol. With a high contrast front sight ideal for low light conditions, a large caliber internal magazine, and comfy grip, this is a K'nex gun that is a whole lot of fun.
The weapon is capable of launching yellow rods over fifty feet with two bands out of a magazine that is slyly concealed in the front barrel area.
Since I wanted the gun to have a machine pistol look, I gave it a faux small caliber extended magazine. The use of only one cut rod means that you can build it and not have to take half a dozen rods to the hacksaw. To make it still more builder friendly, I am including a part list, so you can be sure you have all the required rubber bands and K'nex parts.
Refuge could be one of the most modular K'nex gun I have ever build, with the ability to change calibers without changing the looks, low profile tactical rails on the upper barrel and receiver for scope mounting, and a rail under the barrel for a bi-pod or fore-grip. You can even modify the faux barrel to shoot blue clips. The back of the gun is set up to easily accommodate a stock, and the barrel is simple to extend, if you want to.
This gun is also my second entry to the K'nex Contest, and it would mean a lot to me to give me a vote. :)
Some credit goes to Instructables Member Lucas_The_Boss for the idea of the concealed magazine.
Shoots 50 feet.
Concealed yellow rod magazine.
Does not need a lot of pieces.
One cut rod.
No removable magazine.
So... lets get to the part list shall we?
Step 1: Part List.
Here is the list of all the parts you need. If you want information on if a part is needed or can be substituted, just ask. :)
Green rods: 102
White rods: 55
Blue rods: 2
Yellow rods: 4
Black rod: 1
Yellow connectors: 44
White connectors: 20
Green connectors: 7
Red connectors: 14
Grey connectors: 4
Orange connectors: 20
Y connectors: 7 (If you don't have many of these, you just need the one in the internal magazine and the two in the handle.)
Grey clips: 11
Tan clips: 3
Blue clip: 1
Ball socket halves: 2 (Both of these may be substituted with orange connectors.)
Silver spacers: 3
Blue spacers: 10
#64 rubber bands: 3
#32 rubber bands: 8
Cut white rod: 1
Step 2: Internals and Faux Magazine.
This step should be fairly easy. Just follow the pictures. The pictures might be a little grainy, but I did the best I could considering I only have a cell phone for picture taking. Put the internals to the side when you are finished and go on to the next step.
Step 3: Handle.
In this step you will build the handle. Very simple. :)
Step 4: Putting the Parts Togeather.
Just like the title says.
Step 5: Pin and Use.
Here you will build the pin and learn how to use your new gun.
To shoot, put four yellow rods in the internal magazine. Add the magazine pusher and band as show. Pull the pin back, and pull the trigger.
Have fun! :)