Introduction: Knex Shotgun

Picture of Knex Shotgun

Yes it is posted now :)
I expect lots of rates and comments as you are all really nice people and you pestered me into posting it.

So here it is.
The shotgun out of No country for old men.
At least that's what it was supposed to be. Now it looks like a cross between two. The shotgun out of Half-life2, and the other shotgun out of No country for old men. The one Josh Brolin makes. He saws off the longer barrel bit and uses it for something else and he puts a bit of tape round the handle; for comfort.
The shotgun in Half-life2 has a double barrel function where you can fire two bullets at once, but I won't go into technicalities.
This shotgun is pump action with a new handle that I have never seen before and is incredibly comfortable. The trigger works a treat too.
There is probably something I could do to improve it.
Like make a magazine of add a stock protruding from the handle.

Step 1: The Handle.

Picture of The Handle.

Of all comfort.
Feel free to use this gun in any of your models, however if you're going to post it, just mention my name and I'll be satisfied.

All pictures in this Instructable are of poor quality.
Do not complain or I will be obliged to remove this Instructable.

Step 2: The Double Barrel.

Picture of The Double Barrel.

This is the front bit at the end where you load the bullets.
The muzzle if you will; as this gun is "muzzle loaded, single shot"

Step 3: The Second Bit of the Barrel.

Picture of The Second Bit of the Barrel.

The title says it all.
If you get stuck on any of the steps, I am always more than willing to help because the shotgun is still made and always will be.

Step 4: The Pump and the Main Barrel.

Picture of The Pump and the Main Barrel.

I am getting fed up of saying "credit to Dsman197256" as I frequently use his barrel from the dd-27. This is because it gets the most power, or rather the best barrel to power ratio type thing out here. So once again, Dsman197256, I owe you for letting me use your barrel.

Step 5: The Main Bulk of the Gun.

Picture of The Main Bulk of the Gun.

Yes, the longest and most tedious part of this entire construction.

Step 6: Connections And

Picture of Connections And

Fine tuning stage.
There were a few errands that need taking care of now that you have built it.

Step 7: Firing.

Picture of Firing.

How load and fire.

I missed it out, but the grey rod as the ammo, should just stick out of the light grey connector in the barrel. I will put a picture up in a bit.

Step 8: Please Sir. It Isn't

Picture of Please Sir. It Isn't

working Properly. As you may have gathered, this is not my most in depth Instructable.

"The pump doesn't work propperly!"
"It doesn't fire. I've built it exactly how it says. What do I do?"
"I'm not getting the power you said I would."
"What do I do about those weird pieces?"
"You need to get a life."
"Knex sucks."

Any sensible remark, or question can be posed or stated on this page. I will do my best to help you in as much detail as I can. That's what I'm here for.


dudle (author)2009-02-18

can't see the pictures

r3ddr4gon (author)dudle2009-06-24

you need to make an account

megustatrains (author)r3ddr4gon2013-08-27

wow. what did he use for a comment then? (record for latest reply?!)

megustatrains (author)r3ddr4gon2013-08-27

wow. what did he use for a comment then? (record for latest reply?!)

An Villain (author)r3ddr4gon2009-07-19

mama mia.

Sting Teddy (author)r3ddr4gon2009-07-12


DJ Radio (author)r3ddr4gon2009-07-08


agent harmsy (author)r3ddr4gon2009-07-07

Erm... You DO realise that he has to have an account to comment, don't you?

ponddust1 (author)dudle2010-07-07

i think the pics are fine

knexguy237 (author)2012-11-25

I think the pictures are just fine.

cucmucy2 (author)2010-09-24

What is the brown/black peice

ponddust1 (author)2010-07-07

were does the loosend peice go

ponddust1 (author)2010-07-07

wats under ther tape in pic 3

r3ddr4gon (author)2010-03-30

in the second pic can we use hinges instead?

mr. cool 384 (author)2009-08-01

knex dose suck i like lego

stopanator (author)mr. cool 3842009-08-22

mr cool then why you lookin at thisstuff then????

mr. cool 384 (author)stopanator2009-08-24

sorry i just said that as a joke i am about to post a buckshot firing knex shot gun u should chek it out

agentcgood (author)2009-07-22

Could you take a picture of this looking down the barrel

j-chode! (author)agentcgood2009-07-23

no, because i've taken it apart

agentcgood (author)2009-07-22

What do you do in the first picture i cant see what it is because of the angle you took it at

agentcgood (author)2009-07-22

i dont understand what i have to build in this picture if you could you should just take a couple more pictures of this so i can understand it

EdgarU (author)2009-07-20

i want to use this with my little brother =D

j-chode! (author)EdgarU2009-07-21

i dare you

DJ Radio (author)2009-07-08

Honestly, the pictures arent that bad, just dim.

The Great Knex Warrior (author)2009-04-01

how far can it shoot and/or what can it shoot through?

it shoots round the world and through your mom. :)

it can actually shoot through my mum? wow!!!!!!!!!!! :)

you are sick.

im joking. anyways, cool gun

i started making the shotgun, i made the handle then made my own shotgun design. i cant find a way of making it shoot many bullets in one shot though. i just use 1 bullet with a bit of blu tack on the end to make it go further.

vog (author)2009-03-22

that gun is very cool

Hope_Sandals (author)2008-12-20

This is a pretty neat gun you've made, but it resembles a generic short shotgun more than the specific ones you mentioned(I guess they were generic themselves, though). Also, shotguns fire pellets and slugs usually, not bullets. A K'Nex shotgun shouldn't be firing long gray sticks, but rather a bunch on little ones(probably stacked end to end within the barrel).

ctknex1000 (author)2008-08-14

this is the only gun that actually looks like a shotgun on the site

stale56 (author)ctknex10002008-11-26

i think the gnasher rbg looks like a shotty

Trauts (author)ctknex10002008-08-19


j-chode! (author)ctknex10002008-08-15

I thought the J5 and Mepains one, looked like shotguns.

silentassasin21 (author)2008-09-29

he puts tape on the handle so he doesnt get splinters in it i watched that movie last night

j-chode! (author)silentassasin212008-09-30

Thanks for clearing that up. I wondered what he was doing.

silentassasin21 (author)j-chode!2008-09-30

the reason why he would get a splinter is because the stock was cut off other wise i really like this

knexbuilder123 (author)2008-08-31

is this gun powerful?? I want to know before i build one

j-chode! (author)knexbuilder1232008-08-31

Yes. It is. Very, although not the most powerful on the sight, I like it in terms of power.

random joe (author)2008-08-21

hey i need some help with the trigger i can't get the block to move up so the ram can hit the rod

j-chode! (author)random joe2008-08-21

If you could take a picture, that'd help me, but all I can say for the moment is make sure the string is fed through the red connectors, on the grey rod. I'll put some close ups tomorrow for you.

random joe (author)j-chode!2008-08-21

thanks that will probably clear things up

random joe (author)2008-08-16

do those white pieces need to be modiefied

j-chode! (author)random joe2008-08-17

Unfortunately, yes. I will find a way so that you don't need to modify them.

random joe (author)j-chode!2008-08-21

k then

random joe (author)2008-08-16

this is a great shotgun

mrbox (author)2008-08-14

Hey you play half life 2? Ohh man i remeber the creepy guy in ravenholm when i was playing on hard... hehehe i just let him do all the work at the graveyard cause he was invincible

dsman195276 (author)2008-08-13

I am getting fed up of saying "credit to Dsman197256" as I frequently use his barrel from the dd-27. This is because it gets the most power, or rather the best barrel to power ratio type thing out here. So once again, Dsman197256, I owe you for letting me use your barrel.

lol, cool gun.

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