Introduction: Knex Pistol: Winona V1.0

For the new improved version go to: https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-pistol---Winona-v3.0/

This is my attempt at a K'nex gun, dubbed Winona. After having read a few others, let me say a few things first.

I apologize for the picture quality ahead of time.

I am posting exactly how I made it, but there are a great many pieces that are there simply to make it look good or keep things from sliding around. I did not use any "exotic" pieces, all of the ones I used came from two of the "value tubs" of 400 pieces that I purchased at Wal-Mart for approximately $20 apiece.

Ammo loads in the front. It will shoot anything you can fit in there. The only problem (concerning the ammo) is that it doesn't stay in if you tilt it. I am hoping someone will solve that little dilemma and post their own version or a picture in the comments.

Power is of course dependent upon the strength of your rubberbands. You don't really need too strong of one for the trigger, but you will want a pretty strong one for the firing pin.

Anyway, I welcome any thoughts, suggestions, questions, etc... and I hope you enjoy.

Step 1: Parts.

I used a crapload of the red connectors. Also, I counted this up after the gun was constructed, so there may be a few errors.

I suggest looking at all the pictures for all steps before building, some of them do not show all the parts as well as they should during each step (such as the handle) but show better views in other pictures.

Step 2: Construct the Barrel.

This thing is a pain to assemble as you start getting to the end of the barrel.The majority of it consists of red connectors with gray rods through either end. The pictures show spaces and the way it is setup to accommodate the trigger and other bits. Most of the front end isn't necessary but I thought it looked good, and it added some space to work with in case this ended up going from a pistol to a rifle.

Step 3: Construct the Handle.

The handle is a pain in the rear as well, but it works fairly well.

Step 4: Construct the Trigger.

Here is the trigger.

Step 5: Construct the Firing Pin.

Pretty straightforward.

Step 6: Assembly.

Time to start putting crap together.

Step 7: Finish!

Pull back the firing pin, the trigger will set, insert your ammo, and pull the trigger.

Comments

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devlyn.slyte made it! (author)2015-04-28

The Barrel was too hard for Me. After about 2 Class Hours I have given up. Which is really Upsetting because I want to make this,

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skater builder guy made it! (author)2010-01-31

how the hell are you supposed to make that you should show the construction of the barrel

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jboppx22 made it! (author)2008-06-17

o junk, that thing looks awsome, i'm not some knex nerd but i make these in my free time, this looks cool tho

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J Moneyman made it! (author)J Moneyman2009-03-18

we're not nerds, were highly intelligent engineers that use children toys to make deadly weapons. :)

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jboppx22 made it! (author)jboppx222009-03-21

good defence. yea, when you can make ones these powerful, you have to be a highly intelegent engineer. i bet you cause kill someone with a sharpened one. lol

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J Moneyman made it! (author)J Moneyman2009-03-21

yea! don't want to piss us off! :)

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DrWeird117 made it! (author)DrWeird1172008-11-17

Nerd? I think you mean, "enthusiast".

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SeMi_AuToMaTic made it! (author)2007-11-24

hey everyone! i made a dual set!

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cobra made it! (author)cobra2008-02-07

you should put a hook on each ram so you can load both guns, at the same time, without your fingers leaving the trigger.

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J Moneyman made it! (author)J Moneyman2009-03-18

Perfect Duck did that! it was a cool gun, but required a few cut parts

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SeMi_AuToMaTic made it! (author)SeMi_AuToMaTic2009-03-20

wow i just relized this comment was replyied over a year later

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robot builder made it! (author)robot builder2008-01-13

nice

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ROBOT CHICKEN made it! (author)2008-08-24

to solve the problem for anyone with exotic pieces use the black ball joint connector (the one that holds the ball) and put it in a spare part of the magazine, the connector will clip the ammo in place and will reduce the velocity only slightly.

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mrbox made it! (author)2008-03-10

I still cant seem to build the barrel =( someone helps me it was my second knex gun well was gonna be... Im planning to build old guns i thought i was gonna make cause they seem to be better than the new versions ;D

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madeup7777777 made it! (author)madeup77777772008-04-21

yeah. its hard but i built it in an hour due to the angles of the pictures. he should put a video on here

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mrbox made it! (author)mrbox2008-04-22

I made both already... its been a month =) I prefer the old one cause the red rods dont bend as much =)

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pls made it! (author)2008-04-11

very well built, it dident work well for me though.

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pls made it! (author)pls2008-04-16

i just read about your "problem" i put a ball socket joint near the end of the firing pin and locked the ammo in there.

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mrbox made it! (author)2008-04-14

Forgot to comment... GREAT GUN =) amazing

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extreme builder made it! (author)2008-04-03

+1 i really like the look of this gun!!

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civiso made it! (author)2008-02-25

awsome gun! im thinking about building it but w/ a clip and a longer barrel

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yoshiman32 made it! (author)2008-02-23

difficult but very fun gun, the handle needs a little work to make it not fall off though

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koolkidd made it! (author)2008-02-11

great job for your first gun

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Gun Dude made it! (author)2007-12-30

It looks like a gun from the future

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cobra made it! (author)cobra2008-02-07

looks like the robocop gun

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the dawg made it! (author)2008-02-02

how far does it go about?

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Wasagi made it! (author)2008-01-31

There's 21 dark grey connectors, not 15.

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Wasagi made it! (author)Wasagi2008-01-31

Otherwise, AWESOME gun!

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Ratchet and Clank made it! (author)2008-01-07

Great gun! shot my freind with it in the ear!

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k-man101 made it! (author)2008-01-04

i loved the gun

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OprahofKNEX made it! (author)2007-11-30

awesum frame and barrel design but the gun lacks a bulk handle but great gun whoo~~~~~

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Repton3 made it! (author)2007-09-29

Truly awesome gun. I modded the handle, it's bigger, beefier, and more comfortable. Shall I post? DerekH, do I ahve your permission if iget enough response?

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DerekH made it! (author)DerekH2007-11-25

By all means post it. I am very interested to see what you have come up with.

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04bobby1 made it! (author)04bobby12007-10-01

Please post it

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Bright Shadow made it! (author)2007-09-07

I highy doubt this, but does it have to have a glow-in-the-dark rod?

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T-man made it! (author)T-man2007-10-07

no. that rod is the same as a black rod

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Bright Shadow made it! (author)Bright Shadow2007-10-11

so it's stiffer(?) than a regular grey rod I presume...

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Drewzer667 made it! (author)Drewzer6672007-11-20

very much stiffer. stiffer indeed. but dont use a bendy clear one!

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Bright Shadow made it! (author)Bright Shadow2007-11-24

Riiiiiiiiight....... you could have told me that BEFORE I found out where to get one...

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SeMi_AuToMaTic made it! (author)2007-11-17

um, best pistol ever! I wonder if i have enough peices for a duel weild...

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Morngreim made it! (author)2007-11-03

umm... do you have to build it with 53 reds? would it work with 48? and do you have to use the glow in the dark rod?

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mamoo made it! (author)mamoo2007-11-12

it would work just take five off the front

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DRADIS made it! (author)2007-11-06

Nice gun! Not only does it look cool, but it works pretty decent.

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supernova12 made it! (author)2007-10-20

this gun is an awesome looker! it would be boring and just like every other pistol on the site, except for how great it looks. Keep up the good work!

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bradleyJOHN made it! (author)2007-10-02

how far does it shoot?

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theKNEXfolo made it! (author)2007-10-02

if i make this gun ill prolly mod the handle thts the bad thing..but eveything else looks great especially the barrel

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theKNEXfolo made it! (author)2007-09-30

holy crud awesum gun prolly the best pistol ive seen other than killerks great job keep it up

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D-Style made it! (author)2007-08-31

Do you really need blue spacers? Because if it does then i cant make this gun (i have really old knex set) and it looks pretty sweet

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vpkiller made it! (author)2007-08-31

for some upgrades go to: www dot fr33fight dot tk its dutch but if you go to upgrades, you can follow the pictures

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SamWellie123 made it! (author)2007-08-28

if u bent the rod slightly at the end, it will stop the rod falling out (most of the time)

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