Introduction: K'nex PPSH-41 Submachine Gun

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Hello everyone!

Today I am pleased to announce the release of my very first model, a working replica of the PPSH-41 as seen in Call of Duty: World at War. Its true trigger complete with mag, round drum, stock and iron sights, what more could you want?

I have been with the site for a couple months and only made an account recently. In general most of the Instructables on this website are pretty impressive and I have made a whole load of 'em, so I thought it was time I built my own. But, I wanted to make something different, something I hadn't seen on the site before and after debating between the Type 100 or the PPSH, I decided to go for the PPSH, because I thought it would look more interesting.

So below is some pictures of the PPSH I started and finished on 17th May 2009. It took me quite a while, but thats because I made it from scratch, using a single picture I enlarged from Google. The only thing I didn't invent was the trigger, even the ram rod and mag push are my own design.

If I get enough prompts / comments / ratings I will release the instructables for this, please don't post this if you manage to build it yourself. Thanks.


knexrule2012 (author)2012-02-17

does the drum really work as a mag??

smithinator (author)2009-08-17

your gun made me want to make my own PPSH-41

jayboy2431 (author)smithinator2012-02-10


james4 (author)2011-05-31

yeah and it has a handle real ppsh-41s dont have handles they have the handle integrated into the stock like a shotgun

me is assisin (author)2010-12-14

your opinion ofcourse, check out my gun :D that i got so far*

me is assisin (author)2010-12-14

yea i think so cuz i saw a trigger(ino that doesnt say everything) and i thought i saw a firing ping.

KNEXFRANTIC (author)2010-07-24

nice 5

dynno97 (author)2010-05-18

 No Comment, 3 Stars.

smithinator (author)2009-11-14

looks more like a thompson smg if anything

leafydave (author)2009-07-03

the ppsh handle end is attached to the stock take off the handle

hi5er (author)leafydave2009-07-04

How may times?!? - I know - I cant - Deal with it.

leafydave (author)hi5er2009-07-10

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HiZpaniK90 (author)leafydave2009-09-04

post it

leafydave (author)HiZpaniK902009-09-06

i broke it

stoshy (author)2009-07-23

put the instructions so i can build it

ravilis (author)2009-05-19

zOMG POST!!!! EPICNESS RIGHT HERE! does anyone think this looks like the striker from re4?

DeAn0WoW99 (author)ravilis2009-07-11

this rocks!post looks amazing.5 stars!

hi5er (author)ravilis2009-05-19

Never seen the striker before... Soz cant post it atm, got exams and stuff... LAter, and if enough people want it sure.

NickAwesome (author)2009-06-01

I actually started making a ppsh at the beginning of May but im still working out all the problems with it.

DrWeird117 (author)2009-05-21

Can't help but think of a Thompson. Take off the pistol grip.

hi5er (author)DrWeird1172009-05-23

Whats a pistol grip? >.> And they are similar guns lol, mines thinner than the actual thompsons on the website tho, and I didnt base it off them... :l

DrWeird117 (author)hi5er2009-05-24

The pistol grip. The handle protruding from the lower receiver.

hi5er (author)DrWeird1172009-05-25

Oh right, sorry didnt know what you meant ;) Well I think the pistol grip makes the gun a lot more realistic compared with the real life counter part. A straight handle would be too similar to a thompson or something... But thats just me....

DrWeird117 (author)hi5er2009-05-25

I meant take it off. The whole thing.

hi5er (author)DrWeird1172009-05-26

Well the trigger and this weird thing that keeps the ram rod inline is connected to the upper part of the handle, so i couldnt remove the entire thing or the gun wouldnt work. Second if I did remove it, yes it would look more realistic but the trigger would be too far away to be pulled, its at a comfortable distance at the moment. It would require a lot of modding if I was to use your idea.

DrWeird117 (author)hi5er2009-05-26


hi5er (author)DrWeird1172009-05-27

I could move the stock on the bottom of the handle, but I dont how strong it would be... May just make everything more flimsy... That any better?

DrWeird117 (author)hi5er2009-05-27

Leave it as it is. Looks good.

necropolian (author)2009-05-21

you knowall these knex guns.... i don't think Joel Glickman meant this when he invented it. but who cares? four freakin' stars!

hi5er (author)necropolian2009-05-21

ha! Im sure it wasnt on his mind at the time lol. Im sure he had a vision of ferris wheels, racing cars, merry go rounds, speed boats and all those other pleasant things.... ...Well we aim to be different ay? ;) Thanks for the 4*

necropolian (author)hi5er2009-05-21

that's right... and, it is a fact: bullets flying out the knex barrel of a knex gun are much more fun than the repetetive spinning movement of the ferris wheel. although, a shooting ferris wheel...hmm...

stale56 (author)necropolian2009-05-22

have you ever seen the X985 Vivisector? its a gatling gun the size of a ferris wheel...

necropolian (author)stale562009-05-25

no, but i googled it up and... awesome! just wondering...who's head are you aiming for?

stale56 (author)necropolian2009-05-25

I'm gonna keep that my little secret...

hi5er (author)stale562009-05-25

As long as its not mine Im not fussed mate ;)

stale56 (author)hi5er2009-05-27

He he he...

stale56 (author)hi5er2009-05-21

YOU aim to be different with your K'nex. I aim for the head with my K'nex...

DrWeird117 (author)stale562009-05-22

Well played, well played.

DrWeird117 (author)necropolian2009-05-21


necropolian (author)DrWeird1172009-05-21

aha..the famous 'LOL'...again.

knex man123456 (author)2009-05-25


hi5er (author)knex man1234562009-05-25

Exams........................................................ Maybe later. I'd like some more support though as it'll take a while.

hi5er (author)2009-05-23

So does anyone actually want the instructables for this or is it fine as a memory? Coz im kinda busy atm lol :)

DJ Radio (author)2009-05-18

This could work better if the mag wasnt fake.

hi5er (author)DJ Radio2009-05-18

The mag is a real mag with a round shell to make it look more realistic. It works just like a regular mag.

DJ Radio (author)hi5er2009-05-18

well if it was working like the real mag. It would revolve and stuff.

hi5er (author)DJ Radio2009-05-19

True... I guess... But im not that smart. Cut me some slack its my first model.

DJ Radio (author)hi5er2009-05-19

you could make a gatling-type revolving barrel. and yeah its decent.

TwistedParadox (author)DJ Radio2009-05-23

Me just had an brainstorm

hi5er (author)DJ Radio2009-05-19

Wouldnt you need those black chainy things to allow for rotation? I have about six lol. Not nearly enough to make it revovle or anything. Also, I dont have any gears if that was your plan B ;P

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