Introduction: Pocket Rifle (Knex Pistol)

Description: This is a high power knex pistol that will fit into your average front pocket. It has very good accuracy over a long range but shoots high so you need to aim low. it is approximately the same size as KILLERK's pistol but is (debatebly) more powerful and can fire any size rod (yellow rods work best) and can even fire twigs from trees, laugh out loud. The gun is very sturdy and the firing pin is difficult to remove from the back so that it is less likely to be accidentally pulled out during cocking. It is single shot, the trigger rotates clockwise to fire. It uses one cut part for the trigger (half a green rod) and duct tape on the firing rod pull. It uses firing elastics, a trigger elastic, and three elastics to keep three white rods in for extra stability.

You need a k'nex hinge to make this gun.

Step 1: Build

1: Build 2 of these.
2: Attach with 8 white rods as shown.
3: Make this.
4: Attach by connecting a white rod on either end as shown.
5: Add 3 white rods as shown. Pull an elastic from one end of the rod, over the top of the barrel, to the other end of the rod. Now each elastic keeps the rods from falling out of the holes. Refer to picture 16.
6: Make this (the green rod has been cut in half).
7: This is what the fully assembled trigger will look like when it is in the gun.
8: Add the trigger. Attach elastic as shown.
9: Make this.
10: Attach as noted.
11: Hold a gray connector pointing up like this.
12: Attach as noted.
13: Make this.
14: Add duct tape as shown.
15: Insert into gun. Add firing elastics as shown.

Step 2: Firing

1: Lightly pull back on the trigger as shown while pulling the firing rod back.
2,3: Load a rod.
4: Push the trigger down and forward (clockwise) with your thumb to fire.

Comments

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Smiley_Face made it! (author)2013-12-28

How does the trigger attach?

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mweatherl made it! (author)2011-09-29

Hey Oblivitus, this gun is one of the first ones i made, but i found out that using the big grey rod with good rubber bands make the rod bend, and also when it fires, the orange connector snaps out of place. What i did to fix these problems was not use the orange connector at all, and i use a smaller rod. Now i can use better rubber bands!
This gun is awesome, please post more!!!! :)

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Twister802 made it! (author)2009-12-03

dude what does the broken peice do??

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-12-03

It allows you to put lots of elastics on the firing rod by preventing the hinge from collapsing.

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ThisChessPlayer made it! (author)ThisChessPlayer2010-09-09

hmm... i think this would just be a simple rifle... i thought it would fit in mah pocket :P well nice job man i love ur guns but i never have the pieces to build these fantastic guns... i see how it works tho.

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same here. i haven't got enough pieces and i've built knex gun builder's pocket pistol and then said "omg. this guy is a weapon engineer.". it's very powerful, it has a true trigger and a mag(not removable). but when i put lots of rubberbands to hold teh ram, it brokes -_-.

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asdfda3432 made it! (author)2009-05-20

Is the green rod in step 7 supossed to be cut in half or is it just the picture???

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-05-20

Yes, it is supposed to be cut in half, it will take a while to saw through one with scissors.

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mettaurlover made it! (author)mettaurlover2009-06-22

i just set mine on fire. it's melty, but it cuts like butter.

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Sandy44444 made it! (author)Sandy444442009-08-31

you need a new hobby sorry. just to make a single shot gun w no real trigger yur crazy

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2009-11-30

hey dumbo, it is a true trigger, and he is a knex GOD have u seen his guns...
please dont write stupid comments. especially ones that call Oblivitus crazy.
YOU ARE CRAZY

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-12-01

The funny thing is that he subscribed to me.

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2009-12-01

LOL :)

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mettaurlover made it! (author)mettaurlover2009-12-01

we're ALL crazy here, JSYK.

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mettaurlover made it! (author)mettaurlover2009-08-31

no "real" trigger?!? all you do is put a white rod in the grey connector and you've got a real trigger.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-06-23

LOL, nice.

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mettaurlover made it! (author)mettaurlover2009-06-23

k'nex are surprisingly flammable. they'll burn like a toxic candle.

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knex_mepalm made it! (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-11
Video
invalid movie: http://www.smosh.com/videos/ultimate-shoedown
yes so is this shoe...watch the video
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mettaurlover made it! (author)mettaurlover2009-08-11

? it says its invalid...

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knex_mepalm made it! (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-12

go to youtube.com and watch smosh-ultimate shoedown

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knex_mepalm made it! (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-10

yeah it goes the same with hair too, my antie is hairdresser and she gets $50 US for every hair cut because she uese fire, it decreases hair splits, you know?

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asdfda3432 made it! (author)asdfda34322009-06-23

lol awsome i wonder if..........nah nvm

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asdfda3432 made it! (author)asdfda34322009-06-29

k il tell u CUT WITH A CHAINSAW!

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asdfda3432 made it! (author)asdfda34322009-05-21

dang! that gunna be hard! thx 4 answering

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-05-21

It is, but if that is too hard for you, then you can snap the end off of a longer rod instead.

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asdfda3432 made it! (author)asdfda34322009-05-21

o thx :D il try that i already have a broken rod i just broke by accident :P

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-05-22

I have around one hundred or so broken parts, most of which were broken accidentally. XD

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asdfda3432 made it! (author)asdfda34322009-05-23

lol i have broken connectors too :P

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Llamaboy419 made it! (author)Llamaboy4192009-11-15

I have like 5 broken orange connectors. It's pretty sad. I also cut orange connectors in half rather than clipping greys. Two out of one connector.

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asdfda3432 made it! (author)asdfda34322009-05-23

o wow.

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2009-09-16

wire cutters

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-05-20

By the way, be careful cutting! Don't stab your hand because I did that once and it bled badly.

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advinator made it! (author)2009-12-01
do you use google sketchup for your 3d modeling?
 
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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-12-01

No, I use mlcad.

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dudemanvango made it! (author)2009-11-29

could there be subsitute for the broken rod. cause i cant break it.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-11-29

No.

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dudemanvango made it! (author)2009-11-29

you can make a scope by switching the white rods in the 4th step with blue rods adding a y connector making a right angle down from the blue rod and adding a gray end connector.

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dudemanvango made it! (author)2009-11-29

for #2 are the white rods needed.

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dudemanvango made it! (author)2009-11-29

nice gun. it simple yet powerful. i would like some thing like this but more powerful.

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knexjay made it! (author)2009-09-23

same ram as z35 (best gun ever because of chamber)

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-09-23

Yes, this is my signature firing rod. And thank you, what is it that you like about the Z35 chamber?

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cj81499 made it! (author)2009-09-04

doo you need to break the piece?

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cj81499 made it! (author)cj814992009-09-04

sorry do

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bigdylan91 made it! (author)2009-08-18

I was wondering instead of cutting the green rod in half could we just use a y clip with the two sides broke off? I'm going to try it first.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-08-18

Yeah, you probably could.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)2009-06-29

This gun is pretty underrated.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-06-30

Thanks, I know, it is way under rated. I think the problem is that no one has actually built it or payed any attention to it. It has the same range as the DD-27 and it can be dual wielded by making a left and right handed one just by flipping the trigger from one side to the other. I was expecting at least a 3.5 rating, there are noob tube guns that have a higher rating than this.

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DJ Radio made it! (author)DJ Radio2009-07-10

the only 2 noob tube guns that I can think of that are rated higher than this are (your name here)'s basic knex cannon (highest rated noob tube gun), and killerk's first pistol.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2009-07-11

Yeah.

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knex_mepalm made it! (author)knex_mepalm2009-08-10

I made it too!!! IT was an awesome gun, it shot pretty far but the trigger jams a bit when i pull the firing rod back, any idea how to sotp that? otherwise, great gun 4.5*!!

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Bio: I paint, write music, and used to build knex guns. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art. - updated 5/7/2014
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