Introduction: TR8v1

Picture of TR8v1

early prototype changes have been made since


not-killerk (author)2012-03-03

Its been forever since i signed in on here! Im glad to see your still building, iv been sort of thinking of picking up some new sets off ebay and getting back into the gun scene. Its so hard to when you got college on the go at the same time. Ill see you guys around.

i completely understand! good to here from you man im on an off just depends on whats going on these days lol
hope to cya around here soon!

beanieostrich (author)2011-05-27

Hey KILLERK, I made a TR8 and it is the BEST ram-gun ever next to my TCR Mk5, but it does not look quite like your version =( But its not too far off =D

thank you : )

No problem =D I will be posting it today =D

get me a link!

The link is right here =D

chevy62 (author)2010-10-15

instructions plez

Sketch98 (author)2010-07-20

can it be made with less light grey connectors?

yeah im sure u could mod it up a bit i just did it for the sake of structural integrity

~Aeronous~ (author)2010-06-09

And look what this became; The greatest knex gun ever.

thanks man : )

When will the next mods be out?

lol im modding it all the time if u check on my TR18 page u can find em

Where would that be?

under my TR18 ibles or my Mods Mods Mods forum topic i just posted in which i have a slight mod change i need to post asap


Dutchj (author)2009-06-07

I expected something a lot different from this, but I built it and it's pretty darn cool. The handle isn't particularly comfortable, and the stock could use some improvement as well. But in the end it's a K'nexsayer which uses a helluva lot less pieces, performs the same or better and is much simpler. ( The pump was annoying on the K'nexsayer )

Knex Lego Maniac (author)Dutchj2009-06-07

happy to hear u like it if u want my BRv2 is even sweeter if u have enough pieces to built the turret

lol10 (author)Knex Lego Maniac2009-12-11

Can you give me a link for the brv2?

Knex Lego Maniac (author)lol102009-12-11

Dutchj (author)Knex Lego Maniac2009-06-07

I probably have the pieces, it's just not very practical as the bigger capacity is offset by the longer loading time. Unless you can think of some kind of a quickloading mech.

Knex Lego Maniac (author)Dutchj2009-06-08

i know the reload is longer however think of it like this load before the knex war obviously u have over 2x the firing capacity u can always reload a few shots here and there during the fight so u wouldn't neccessarily have to reload the entire turret at once i think the BR18 looks sexier lol and since the BRv1 and the BR18 r almost identical besides the turret u can easily build both the v1 and v18 turrets and interchange them according to witch ever one u prefer at the moment not saying that is is very practical if ur moving around alot in battle but if ur saying in one posistion u could always build multiple v18 turrets have then preloaded and easily mount one in around 5 to 10secs

Dutchj (author)Knex Lego Maniac2009-06-08

I know that, but I'm speaking full reload of course. Also, having multiple turrets isn't very practical for the BR18, because the lblack rod is clipped onto the white connectors. It would be possible for the v1, but most people don't have that many black rods. I think grey rods can be used though, but the barrels still use a lot of pieces.

heatblast (author)Dutchj2009-07-20

that's true, but the turrets don't weigh as much as the gun itself does. the turrets are only 1/8 of the gun's average weight, which is 5 lbs. so basically you would say the gun alone weighs more than the turrets.

Knex Lego Maniac (author)Dutchj2009-06-09

of course i agree w/ u that carrying turrets around would be impractical however the BR18 turret easily slides off the black rod once a tan clip is removed

Dutchj (author)Knex Lego Maniac2009-06-09

So it could be loaded with a rubberband inside? Because that's the most impractical thing of it all, you need the primed rubberband for the barrel to spin.

An Villain (author)Dutchj2009-06-28

no, first remove the whole inside of the turret, fill with spacers. then seal the turret on, after that stretch a rubber band that encloses 4 "barrels" (from the front wrapped over the middle) over to the back where the trigger mech is, hook onto the end of the foregrip. now to change turrets just slip the band off the turret add a new turret and clip it in then slide the band over.

or you could just make more than one turret and have them all loaded before a knex war. :)

I have an idea. I will post in on my K'nex Concepts instructable sometime. It will be called revolver speed loader.

An Villain (author)Dutchj2009-06-28

i did.

DJ Radio (author)Dutchj2009-08-06

I found the handle very comfy when I built it. Im gonna rebuild it tomorrow since I ran out of green rods when building zakgun.

123bob321 (author)2009-11-19

this design looks great and the firing mechanism looks good 2

altair ibn la ahad (author)2009-10-17

what are those brown things rubberbands or silver spacers


cool bas3 (author)2009-09-27

this is the best turret gun i maked

happy u like it

coreyt (author)2009-06-06

i made it its great didnt get the range i was hoping for but still great proof i built it

bigdylan91 (author)coreyt2009-09-15

nice pink :)

coreyt (author)bigdylan912009-09-16

um thats in the study where the computer is and thats where my nan sleeps when she comes over so yeah if you dont believe me i will post a pic of my room lol

bigdylan91 (author)coreyt2009-09-17

its ok

coreyt (author)coreyt2009-09-15

nevermind that pic i built it way wrong lol

DJ Radio (author)2009-08-23

If you aren't gonna post it, can I post it?

NYPA (author)DJ Radio2009-09-11

Please post!

DJ Radio (author)NYPA2009-09-11

I need his permission first. He hasn't replied to any of my requests.

Lowney (author)2009-08-20

Does the locking mech (for the bullets i mean) use ball joint connectors to hold it in place?

Knex Lego Maniac (author)Lowney2009-08-20

no it uses light gray cons on the 8 the 18 uses dark gray cons

Lowney (author)Knex Lego Maniac2009-08-21

Oh ok thanks, but aren't dark grey and light grey just the same?

Knex Lego Maniac (author)Lowney2009-08-21

nope look it up if u want at

Shoe Cat (author)2009-07-03

On picture 3, does the end of the firing pin guide attach to the bottom of the yellow connector?

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