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Knex Compact AST Pistol

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Here is my AST pistol. AST standing for Assault, this is a small Magazine-fed pistol, that is easy to use and has good power.

The main reason I am posting this is because of the trigger. It is a neat trigger I came up with a while ago, and I wanted to put it on a gun; thusly this pistol. The video shows how it works best. Range is
45 - 65 feet.

Hope you like it!


 
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Step 1: Parts list

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This is the parts list. It is where I list the parts. The parts you need are listed below.

Rods:
Green ----- 97
White ------63
Blue ------- 3
Grey ------ 1 (this should really be black)

Connectors
Dark Grey -- 8
Light Grey -- 5
Red ---------- 4
Green ------- 17
Yellow------ 46
White -------- 9
Orange ------7
Blue --------- 4

Other
Blue Spacer ----- 16
Y Connector ----- 10
Ball Socket ------- 1
Elastics. You will need two small elastics, and however many you want for the ram.

Got those? Lets get started!

Step 2: Handle and such

This is the step for the handle, and the part in front of the handle. Simple.

1: Start with these four pieces
2: Make these four panels. Be sure that one is one yellow shorter than the rest
3: Put them all together with one cross-snapped white rod
4: The shorter one goes in the middle like so
5: Put the four pieces you made first in the spaces so its like this
6: Make these two panels
7: And these two pieces
8: Take one panel and cross snap white rods on it like so
9: Put those bits you made just a moment ago on as shown
10: Put the other panel over like so
11: Put the two parts together
12: Make this little piece
13: From another angle
14: Put it on the piece you already have with a white rod

Step 3: Trigger and rear Barrel

This is a small step, which contains the trigger mechanism that I made. Get to it!

1: Start with these two panels
2: Make these two bits
3: Put them on like so
4: Put those white rods on
5: Get these parts
6: Snap the parts over the white rods like so
7: Put that last piece you have left onto the top like so. This stop the trigger from popping out of the barrel.
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can we replace some of the y connectors with peach connectors
I_am_Canadian (author) 1 year ago
Ahaha, it kinda went the other way around, this first then Spiff. Thanks a bunch!
metalsonic1 year ago
this looks like it could be the spiff V2

awsome gun by the way
yamaha23424 years ago
 am from Canada 2!!!!!  
Where in Canada I'm from Alberta
Ontario
my too
In 5 wt is tht
I_am_Canadian (author)  SnapFitPieces(:4 years ago
Use proper spelling, grammar and punctuation, and I'll tell you.
i think it said: in picture 5, what is that
maybe............. not
Doeoeod2 years ago
My thumbs are bleeding from the second last part of step 3. How do you connect all those white rods without breaking anything?
I_am_Canadian (author)  Doeoeod2 years ago
It can often help to take out all the green rods on one of the panels, and then snap in the disconnected panel piece-by-piece. Hope that helps!
Drakencas2 years ago
i cant do pic 6 how do you do that
I_am_Canadian (author)  Drakencas2 years ago
Just build and follow the notes. All you are doing is sliding the bits and pieces from photo 5 onto the part made in photo 4.

Good luck!
I_am_Canadian (author)  Drakencas2 years ago
Just build and follow the notes. All you are doing is sliding the bits and pieces from photo 5 onto the part made in photo 4.

Good luck!
jakie12342 years ago
He's talking about a gun not that he's from Canada.
I_am_Canadian (author)  jakie12342 years ago
?
Forrasy3 years ago
Go Canada! xD I could probably make it so when you pull the ram back it doesn't bend and stuff, if I do, do you want me to give you a screeny?
I_am_Canadian (author)  Forrasy3 years ago
Sure!
Err... Little problem, after exactly every shot the magazine jams.
How to fix? The bullet gets caught on the ram, it is so annoying!
There are a lot of things that might be wrong...

The easiest thing to do would be to build spiff, I think. It never jams :-)
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I_am_Canadian (author)  pkmn3 years ago
This one? I didn't think it was that bad.
mberg3 years ago
I want to build your spiff pistol or sat pistol but I thunk theist is better. Whic do u think.
I_am_Canadian (author)  mberg3 years ago
I'd go with spiff.
thanks. (haha. i don't even remember what i wrote."thunk theist ")
~KnexBuild~3 years ago
It would be cool if this was slide action.
your gun looks relly cool I have not built it yet but I think I will, and I think I can mod it so you dont need tape. O and are you relly from canada
I_am_Canadian (author)  knexmaster605 years ago
I hope you do! And yes, I really am from cananda.
I know he is from Canada but it's funny because I am Canadian said" yes I am from Canada" it's funny because he said typed it like cananda
hedzup4563 years ago
hehe, instead of 1 yellow, 2 or 3 whites....ALMOST SEMI AUTO SHOTGUN PISTOL!
maybe not, youd have to mod the magazine, ill do that so i can win a bet with my mate! £10 if i can make a gun that fires 3 bullets at once, every time
wait you were just talking to yourself?
hedzup4563 years ago
i took spiff into school, became thecoolest guy, then took this into school "remeber the guun yesterday? Meet its BIGGER BROTHER!"
thank IAC
heavy cannon v5 next, metinks
I_am_Canadian (author)  hedzup4563 years ago
:-D

Thats pretty neat. Thanks!
Just built this, and the heavy cannon v5 today! Well, we can call that a fingers-bleeding day?
I think we can :-)
inergy3 years ago
I modded the magazine so it wouldn't jam, although you can't rapid fire, you have to tilt the gun up and then down so the ammo is put closer to the firing pin and the aim, the extra ammo should stay down
and made a safety and sight for it
post the saftey?
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