Introduction: Knex Zaktangle: ZKAR V3

         Hey everybody, I haven't posted anything recently due to my recent move. But, now that I'm settled in my new home, I should be able to start posting stuff again. Anyways, this is the Zaktangle. Mepain took Zak's ZKAR V2 and customized it to have a removable mag. The majority of the credit goes to Mepain and Zak. I have made some modifications to this though, including things such as the bolt and trigger mechanism. The bolt (Thanks to the majority of it's design by The Red Book of Westmarch) I customized it so it was locked down onto the firing pin guide and allowed more band usage. And the new trigger mechanism can allow a lot more force to be used on the firing pin band wise. No tape is required for the trigger to be reinforced. It's a much more compact and strong mechanism to hold more power that lets the trigger to be easily pulled. This gun has hardly been seen due to it's lack of photos. Mepain made a video on this particular gun on YouTube. That was about all the public could see. But a year ago I found a source that had internal pictures of the gun. So since then I was able to construct the gun from those photos. Unfortunately, thanks to Mepain, those photos were deleted since Mepain found out about some people viewing them. So I now release this gun with a lot of modifications to it to the public so everyone can get a good glimpse at it. Now stats:

Pros:
45ft-52ft (measured)
Good looking (In My Opinion)
NO CUT PIECES! (Yay!)
Removable mag
Bolt-Action
Compact
Strong trigger mechanism
A lot of bands can be used
Comfortable
Structurally strong
High ROF

Cons:
There are none!


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LvNo1000 (author)2013-11-25

It was nice but there wasn't enough room for my finger in the trigger area; the thing that keeps the mags in place by the trigger cuts off a lot of room my finger would've used :/

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Yeah, that happened with me as well, but you have to understand that this thing wasn't even made by me. It was all thanks to Mepain and Zak.

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KnexFreak360 (author)2013-07-30

Man, it's stuff like this that makes me want to break out the K'NEX again!

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Lol, thanks man! I haven't seen you in forever...

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Haha right, it's been a while! I'm thinking about maybe doing one last project...

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Yay! I can't wait to see what it'll be. : )

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I hope to be able to get around to it soon!

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Great! I'll be on the lookout for it. ; )

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I'm still thinking about building it, got the idea in my head and everything! I just need to get around to it, hopefully sometime this month I can finish it.

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Sounds good man! =D

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Where has thou been?

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Thinking about new concepts for this community.

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zeroxityx (author)2013-08-15

can i get a closer picture of the trigger mech please

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Hey, aren't you KnexFreek? Because he had another account he made when his password got stolen.....

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no o_o

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Haha, ok, suuuuuuuuurrrreee......

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Sure, when I get the time today, I'll go ahead and post a pic.

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Sharir1701 (author)2013-08-01

Ha... Cool... You've got my vote for the contest... It does seem familiar though... Is it based on a well known gun? I can't quite put my finger on what it is that seems so familiar about it... Lol JK very nice work man, I love the ZKAR, seems like you did a good job on it. Very good aesthetics too... Nice, keep it up!

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Thanks man! Have you been working on anything lately?

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I have, actually, but VERY VERY slowly. I've been working on the same gun for about 8 months now, but I've barely actually worked on it per se, I've just had too many things going on in my life and knex isn't such a big interest anymore, but I do plan on finishing it, hopefully before the end of summer, once I finish up all my homework and my girlfriend goes away for vacation... I'll have plenty of time then and unless something comes up or I'll find myself very lazy (A considerably likely situation XD), I'll try to work on it to finish it up. It's a true fully functional lever action w/ horizontal blue rod mag w/ internal pusher (Think about it, that's extremely complicated). I think a lot of people will agree it's one of the most innovative guns ever posted, when I post it. I think it should all work, the mag already does... If the pin cocking mech fails, I might call it a failed project and still post it, because the mag alone is AWESOME. Whatever, more updates in the future...

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Dude, that sounds awesome! I really want to see it. So, does the lever action separate the bullet into another chamber and pull back the ram all at the same time?

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You bet! Indeed, that is the intention. Your interest along with a few other's piled up over a little while have got me motivated to work on it. I finished what I wanted to do with the gun yesterday, but the pin cocking failed miserably... I guess I didn't think about all the aspects of the mechanism in terms of physics... The leverage is far from strong enough, and it's near impossible to pull the ram back with one measly thin band, not even a band I would normally use for a ram, and besides that, the lever keeps breaking from the tension. I don't think a lever mechanism of the type I have in mind is capable of cocking any form of energy to fire a gun. I think that something with pre-loaded energy would be the only possible way to get this to shoot without having to cock a ram between each shot. Since Kinetic and Innovanna have already made and pretty much perfected such a mechanism, I don't think I will attempt at doing the same. I will do what I said, and post it as a failed project. I still think the magazine is AWESOME, and that does work very well. Alright, there was one other gun that I've wanted to build for a very long while now. I'm going to start working on that. All I can say right now is that it's a massive improvement on one of my best guns that had one major flaw. This new version will take care of that flaw (Hopefully...) and add one more key feature to make the gun even more EPIC. So, with all that said... Are you working on anything?

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Sorry for the late reply. I didn't see your comment. But yeah it sounds great! It's okay, a project like the lever action gun you were building is a tricky mechanism to build. As for me, I am not currently working on anything. I'm sort of trying to conjure up something innovative to build. I'm not sure what yet though....

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Just a suggestion... If you've never done so, look at my "Failed Projects" 'ible. The closed barreled slingshot. I've never seen anyone retry that concept, although I think it could be done with a little bit of effort. I'd be really happy to see someone take a jab at that.

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I personally just don't like slingshot guns, but thanks for the suggestion. I looked at it, but I don't feel like it's something I'd like to build. I could just see a lot of problems if I tried to build it. I'll think of something eventually. Thanks though.

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TheRacker (author)Sharir17012013-08-03

This is Mepain's ZKAR, razer just posted it on ibles.

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TheRacker (author)2013-08-11

I think you need to take this out of the contest. Using someone else's work to win a contest for yourself isn't right. I agree with Zak.

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I'm not the only one who has entered someone else's thing into a contest. There is actually someone who currently is in the contest because he built a TR8 and entered it. And no.....it's not KillerK. It's another person....

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Yeah but that's them. Just because someone else is also cheating doesn't mean you should.

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Well I tried looking to remove it, but I can't find where to remove it. I went to the contest page where all the entries were. Wasn't there. I went into "editing" this instructable and couldn't find it there. Besides, I highly doubt I'll even win.

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Looks nice bro, good job. =D

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Thanks! What have you been working on lately?

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Well, not much. I would like to make a slingshot sniper some time, but I just don't know if I will. TheRacker wants me to make a BA gun...

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DarkOwlKnex wants you to make a bolt action as well. :P

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Element Force (author)2013-08-01

Wow ver cool, voted

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Thank you very much!

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No prob =D

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~KnexBuild~ (author)2013-08-03

Nice! I'm thinking about building a bolt action myself.

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Thanks! and yeah, you should. Bolt-action guns are very powerful. : )

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sandroknexmaster (author)2013-08-03

Well that's amazing 0_0 looks very good! I voted :)

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Thank you! : D

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TheFoofinator (author)2013-08-02

It's nice to see someone still makes these... btw those pics are of the copied ZKAR from Mepains 'Private' area on KI (now down) from a LONG time ago. He opened it up once and I grabbed up some stuff from it, this included. I have some pics still if anyone wants them.

Nice mod.

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Oh yeah, and thanks. I haven't seen you in a LONG while too...where have you been?

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Yeah sure. I'd love some. Want to post them to my Orangeboard? Yeah I know, it was you and me that went into that "private" area and looked at some stuff. Lol. : P

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Johnhall14 (author)2013-07-29

Really looks cleaner than the original =)

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Thanks!

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Yep =)

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TheAwesomestDude (author)2013-07-30

i like it

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