Introduction: Knex Terminator, True Trigger 1st Gen.

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This my knex assault rifle I built.

It is mostly my own design, although I would like to give credit to Jamalam, as he and I both coincidentally came up with the same slider mechanism shown on page 3.

It has what is referred to as a 'true trigger', by which I mean a trigger design which holds back the firing pin/bolt rather than blocking the ammo, which would pose a decrease in firing momentum. My design allows for momentum to build up in the firing pin before striking the ammo.

Quite a bit of trial and error put into the designing of this weapon.

Step 1: Barrel

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Just build everything as shown, you need alot of gray/blue spacers.

Note: 3 little blue spacers = 1 bigger gray spacer.

Step 2: Handle/trigger Assembly.

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It's a bit tricky, but I tried to make it as thorough as possible.

Sorry for any blurriness, I forgot to switch to the close-up focus feature for some of the photos.

Step 3: Firing Pin Construct

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Build the firing pin.

Step 4: Clip/Magazine

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Here you will make the magazine. Mind you, it's not exactly interchangeable.... yet.

Step 5: Stock

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The last part is the stock.

Step 6: And That's It, Have Fun.

A few tips:

+When pulling back the firing pin to reload, do it quickly, as slow movement will sometimes cause it to jam up.

+Put no more than 6 or so blue rods in the mag at a time.

+You'll have to experiment with different rubberbands on the firing pin. I've found that two to three work best, but the size will matter too.


An Villain (author)2010-04-04

i didn't know the jamalam had a firing pin!

ol987986 (author)2010-03-07


The Jamalam (author)2008-09-30

you took the slider idea from me, please gimme credit

rkr (author)The Jamalam2008-10-01

Well, I'm sorry that you think that, but I've hardly so much as peeked at anyone else's ideas. And what do you mean 'slider idea'? I can't give you credit because, honestly, I've never looked at your (or anybody else's) design. It's just coincidence I guess. Sorry.

The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-02

The slider from the stock for the firing pin guide or whatever you want to call it. give me credit

rkr (author)The Jamalam2008-10-02

Well I know what you're talking about now, but I'm afraid I can't give you credit, because (if you had read my previous reply) I didn't take your design. I just happened to think up the same one (which isn't that hard to believe), it's pretty basic.

The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-03

You can't prove that, just give me credit for that and have done with it.

rkr (author)The Jamalam2008-10-03

Listen. I tried to be nice. I tried to say I was sorry, but you persisted, so: Just drop it. I'm not going give you credit because I know I didn't take your design. And like I said, it was pretty basic... anyone could've done it... And I wouldn't worry about people knowing that you (also) came up with a simple design: You've used up quite a bit of commenting space here, so everyone can clearly see that you're a vain, ignorant, self centered individual who has nothing better to do with his time than waste it away carrying out long, pointless, and rather pitiful debates over who came up with (sarcasm implied) such a "unique" design first. Even when it is clear that we both came across it by coincidence

builder968 (author)rkr2008-10-27

SHUT UP AND GIVE HIM CREDIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that last comment was mean, so i also think you should apoligize

Merugop (author)builder9682010-02-01

 why should he?

builder968 (author)Merugop2010-02-01

Plagiarizing could get you in bad trouble, fast. Now I suggest we leave the argument the way it was a year ago: DEAD.

rkr (author)builder9682010-02-01

Ha... funny

squarepants (author)builder9682009-09-02


The Jamalam (author)builder9682009-02-05

woah the argument finished ages ago

builder968 (author)The Jamalam2009-02-05

my comment was posted ages ago.

The Jamalam (author)builder9682009-02-06

i know i just thought that you could have looked down the argument

rkr (author)builder9682008-11-01

Woaaa! Hold on there...
If you would continue reading you'll find that this argument was settled... quite a while ago in fact.

So (not to be mean, of course), I think that it is you who needs to SHUT UP.

builder968 (author)rkr2008-11-02

alright. i just noticed the credit on it. friends?

rkr (author)builder9682008-11-04

Sure, why not...

builder968 (author)rkr2008-11-07

okey doke.

The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-04

okay, ill let you think that and gain enemies of my friends on this site. you are clearly more vain and self centered than me, because you don't want to give me credit for something I did make up, don't lie, and if it is so basic, why does it matter to you so much?

rkr (author)The Jamalam2008-10-04

I should ask you the same question. Don't you get it? I'm not giving you credit because you don't deserve it. Not when I didn't know about your design before building mine. Had I knowingly and intentionally copied off of you before publishing my work, I certainly would have given you credit, but I didn't. I keep on trying to tell you that I came up with it by coincidence, but you still insist upon having something to do with my coming up with the design... thus, making you vain. And honestly, I can't really say that I care about friends or enemies on this site, because I'm just here to share some fun ideas and creations with anyone who cares to look.

The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-04

If you had have given me credit in the first place, like extreme buider did - look at the intro of his instructable to see what i mean, even that would have been satisfactory. You are so stubborn sometimes. And hold on, insisting that you give me credit doesn't make me vain, it just makes me a bit pushy. And I ask again, why do you want it so bad if it is so basic? I never said it was!

rkr (author)The Jamalam2008-10-04

Ok. I think I know what your problem is: You skim-read.
1. If you had looked closely, you would've found that I said "but you still insist upon having something to do with my coming up with the design"; I didn't say that you insisted upon me giving you credit. So technically, by carefully dissecting your lust for credit: you believe that you deserve this credit because you think that you're the only soul on this planet that could come up with this design: that makes you vain, or, in a better word yet: arrogant.

2. "You are so stubborn sometimes".... Sometimes? This is the one and only argument we've ever had... why'd you add 'sometimes'... do you know me?, because I've got to be honest: stubborn doesn't sound like me.

3. What do I want so bad? You lost me...

The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-05

1.They mean basically the same thing incase you hadn't noticed. 2.Sometimes in the argument we've had 3.The idea. Can't you understand basic English? I think you are being arrogant as well, because if you say it's so basic, then want credit for the idea, then try insulting me whan I have done nothing wrong, then I think you want some glory.

rkr (author)The Jamalam2008-10-06

All right, this has gone on too long, so, I'm going to end it. I'll admit that I don't like having enemies, so... I'll give you some credit on the 3rd page. Just one thing though: I don't recall actually saying that I wanted credit for the idea (which, I know now you came up with first). The only reason I've gotten so upset and stubborn about giving you credit is because in your very first comment you assumed that I "took" the idea from you, not even giving thought to the possibility of coincidence, which, as you now (hopefully) realize, it was. Happy? Friends?

King_Banana (author)rkr2008-10-12

wow. and i thought trauts and i had a long argument

rkr (author)King_Banana2008-10-12

Yes... I will admit that it got quite drawn out...

TigerNod (author)rkr2008-11-04

Dude... This was really the biggest argument I've seen since premier Balkenende and PVV party-leader Wilders came in debate!

Skreetsha (author)TigerNod2009-09-04

LOL! Holland aan de top!

TigerNod (author)Skreetsha2009-09-04


The Jamalam (author)TigerNod2009-02-05


The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-18


The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-18

also, thanks for mentioning me

The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-18

yeah, im sorry, both for the argument and for the late reply, I think I can be stubborn sometimes, and I know arrogance is bad, but noone's perfect. yes, we can be friends.

The Jamalam (author)rkr2008-10-05

Hey, I've got an idea. We end this argument, and be friends. Then, you take a look at extreme builder's assault rifle instructable, the intro, and write what he put:
It uses the same slider mechanism as the jamalam, but I came up with it as well.
Sorry for the bad things I may have caused to happen.

minime12358 (author)rkr2008-10-05

Wow, I definetly think that about Jamalam (Major hint of Sarcasm) At least put on your page "You may notice that Jamalam has the same part as I do. That was purely coincidental, but I would like to say a good job to him for it.

The Jamalam (author)minime123582008-10-18

i hope you were joking :P

The Jamalam (author)The Jamalam2009-02-05

omg i was harsh back then...

Skreetsha (author)The Jamalam2009-09-04

Lol, we all were back then :P I was even spamming my HAWC Ible in my earlier days here on Ibles. XD

rkr (author)The Jamalam2009-02-06

Hmm, well I must say that I was somewhat immature back then. But I'm glad we got it settled.

The Jamalam (author)rkr2009-02-07

You were immature? lol

Slider idea was from extreme builder...


J4mm3r5 (author)The Jamalam2009-02-05

FLICK KICK FOR BEING SO QUICK (its a bit late but oh well)

The Jamalam (author)J4mm3r52009-02-05

5 months... but 5 days as well :S

J4mm3r5 (author)The Jamalam2009-02-07

oh yeah lol

DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2008-11-16


The Jamalam (author)DrWeird1172008-11-17

British custom...

DrWeird117 (author)The Jamalam2008-11-17

Oh, I apologize!!! I'm very sorry. But may I ask what it means?

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