Introduction: Knex M1 Carbine

Picture of Knex M1 Carbine

This is a M1 Carbine and I hope you guys enjoy this

Range: 40 ft or so
Looks: I'd say it looks a lot like the real thing
True Trigger

Well hope you like this...

Credit for Taunts with his mp5 I modified the mag a bit to hold Grey connectors though.
Credit to the Dunkis for his trigger

This is my first instructible so leave alot of good comments please.

Step 1: The Adjustible Stock

Picture of The Adjustible Stock

The real stock of the M1 Carbine is actually some strong wires but I couldn't do that with knex. Although the stock is kinda weak It is adjustible to the users shoulder.

2-3 are the same thing (Sorry for the Blur)
4 Collect
5 Attach
6 Attach

Your done with the simple stock

Step 2: Handle

Picture of Handle

Sorry guys but I didn't want to take apart this handle so I just took so pictures of the outside although it should still be simple enough.

1 handle
2 top without blue connectors
3 other side
4-5 inside
6 with the blue connectors

Step 3: Parts You Will Use Later

Picture of Parts You Will Use Later

These give the gun some pizzaz but I dont want to take apart the main gun right now so just build the Decals + Addons

1-3 the first part should be pretty self explanatory
4-5 another part
6 Build X2
7-9 the true tigger

Step 4: The Curved Magazine, Handle, and Barrel

Picture of The Curved Magazine, Handle, and Barrel

The real M1 Carbine has a curved magazine but I found one similar to it. Traunts MP5 so I just modified it to hold grey connectors

1-3 Build Sorry but you'll have to modify the mag when we get to the End
4 -6 Add the rods (put the blue spacers there to help the trigger
7-8 Build these
9-10 Modify the Bottom of the mag as seen in these pictures
11- Find These
12- Attach them
13- Find this place
14- Put a blue rod here
15- Attach the handle like this
16- place another blue rod to secure it
17 Place the true trigger here and make sure that is is behind the rod with the spacers
18- Make this part and attach it here
19- Your Done with this part

Step 5: The Fake Barrel + Addons

Picture of The Fake Barrel + Addons

You dont have to make this but it makes this gun look alot more realistic

1- Attach blue rods where you think you will need reinforcements
2- Build This
3- Attach it in front of the magazine
4-5 Build this
6- build these (they are not important but they make the gun look cool.
7-11 Connect according to the pics
12 Notice the green rods
13- Attach
14-15 Add the Addons you had
16- Add a green connector at the back of the gun
17- Place a blue rod in the hole to secure the handle
18- Place the stock at these places, also the grey rod goes in to the green connector
19- You are done with the gun

Step 6: Loading and Fireing

Picture of Loading and Fireing

This is the step where I show you how to load and fire the gun

1- Take the White Connector off
2-3 Put a green Rod in the hole
4- Put the white connector back
5- The top one is the firing pin
The bottom on is the mag push
6- Put the firing pin in
7- Load ammo 4-5 at a time so the mag does not jam your bullets
8- Have Fun


Anti flame1 (author)2009-07-23

This is a bad instructable the pictures arn't clear and I have no idea where you put the pieces at!!!!!

loyamann123 (author)Anti flame12009-09-10

that doesn't mean its a bad instructabe You shouldn't go flaming other people just because you suck at K'nex

burn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(little over protective though)....burn!!!!!!

DJ Radio (author)loyamann1232009-09-25

I think that he means the instruction quality sucks. I personally disagree, but just try to let him improve.

ShooterV0x (author)Anti flame12009-09-12


beebee947 (author)2011-09-19

stock sucks

loyamann123 (author)beebee9472011-09-19

Make a new one yourself! I ran out of pieces


rheath2 (author)2011-08-03


TheRoyalJester (author)rheath22013-11-25


knexboy959 (author)2011-10-16

this is not a M1 Carbine
you suck

loyamann123 (author)knexboy9592011-10-16

LOl, im sorry, this was my first instructable, how about you make one yourself,
oh wait, you dont have anything that you have to show for yourslef, all you do is flame other peoples instructables, go do something else and dont act like you are 6 years old on the internet


TheRoyalJester (author)2013-11-24

are the m1 carbine and m1 garand related?

EverythingFan (author)2013-09-01

Wow Loyamann124 u OWNED Knexboy959. And nice instructable

veeguy (author)2012-02-12

The M1 carbine has a straight 15 round magazine. ( I can pull one of mine out of the gun safe and take a picture if you like) The M2 sub machine gun (usually incorrectly called the M2 "carbine" ) could use the 15 round straight or a 30 round curved magazine.

dr. richtofen (author)veeguy2012-04-23

And, the m2 can shoot fully automatic :) I know there is a M1A1 carbine (folding, steel stock) but is there also a 'M2A1/2?

iundonei (author)2010-07-13

this is just a striped version of trauts mp5 might as well just make the mp5 its way better

knex shooter (author)2010-05-09

Do you really need the ball joint, cant you just put another one of those hinges in ? 

matsermetsuiker (author)2009-11-22

what's the ammo?

grey connecter


rootbeer96 (author)2009-03-15

were do the rubberbands go for the trigger and the firing pin

loyamann123 (author)rootbeer962009-09-12

refer to THe Dunkis's Ak-47

rootbeer96 (author)2009-03-15

the trigger sucks it wont stay on

loyamann123 (author)rootbeer962009-04-05

You place it behind the white rod

rootbeer96 (author)loyamann1232009-04-07

I did that but it still wont stay on

loyamann123 (author)rootbeer962009-09-12

I cannot help you without any pictures or any other answer except "it wont stay on", and "it sucks"

Mr. Cowboy (author)2009-05-10

Please try for a better mag

loyamann123 (author)Mr. Cowboy2009-09-10

You could mod it... I will make an improvement later

ShooterV0x (author)2009-09-06

Does this shoot?

loyamann123 (author)ShooterV0x2009-09-10

I believe yes

ILIKEPIE333 (author)2009-09-07

You made the folding stock paratrooper version

stopanator (author)2009-09-05

mag is shorter alot shorter plus longer barrel needed plus i think ummm a stock!

deathray75 (author)2009-06-19

the gun is mint but just a idea you the real one has a straight and smaller mag ;) but the guns mint

Graeme26A15 (author)2009-05-13

it looks really cool, but my bro is doing homework so I can't use his computer to make it at the moment, but I think ill make it once my bro is done writing his paper. :)

loyamann123 (author)2009-03-14

YOu didnt post anything...

rootbeer96 (author)2009-03-14

never mind

rootbeer96 (author)2009-03-14

were do you put the rubber bands to shoot or does it shoot

rootbeer96 (author)2009-03-12

I did not make it but tomorrow I will try to

ashb1984 (author)2009-02-22

I made the gun but the trigger wont properly work

ashb1984 (author)ashb19842009-02-22

what shood i do

loyamann123 (author)ashb19842009-03-05

The trigger actually goes behind the white rod with the blue spacers

S1L3N7 SWAT (author)2008-12-27

Actually, that's an M2 Carbine but whatever. Cool idea though.

Pbyrd (author)S1L3N7 SWAT2009-01-20

An M2 carbine is a selective-fire version of the M1 carbine,so you would not be able to tell.

S1L3N7 SWAT (author)Pbyrd2009-01-21

The M2 had the curved, or banana magazine because like you said, was selective fire. I guess you could put the longer magazine into a M1 Carbine, but they are usually on M2's.

Here's some pictures of bot guns, notice the magazines.

M1 Carbine

Mc Carbine

Article about the weapon.

Pbyrd (author)S1L3N7 SWAT2009-01-23

I actually have an M2 mag for my M1 and it works great.

S1L3N7 SWAT (author)Pbyrd2009-01-24

I guess you could put a M2 mag in an M1. But the curved mag is usually indicative of the M2 or M3 carbine.

S1L3N7 SWAT (author)S1L3N7 SWAT2009-01-21

That's supposed to be "M2", not Mc, it's a typo.

Pbyrd (author)2009-01-20

And the M1A1 carbine has a wire folding stock. I have a real M1 carbine and it has a regular, solid wood stock.

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