Introduction: Syvergent

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Syvergent is a very powerful little pistol; I think it could easily be used in a 'K'nex war' as a secondary.  

It gets its name from two terms:  Sci-Fi, which is shorthand for "Science Fiction," and Divergent, meaning "Defying Convention."  I really think that it defies convention, because its appearance and frame design are different from most guns, and it also looks like something straight out of Star Wars, hence the "Science Fiction."

Some Stats:
It uses my TP4 turret from The Prophet.
It uses a red rod sized firing pin.
It's very compact.
It gets outstanding ranges for its size.
Has a ridiculously comfortable, cool looking handle.
It can take a lot of power.
It has an easy turret reload.

Unfortunately, it uses a cut piece in the trigger: half of a green rod.  Other than that, I really can't think of a con.

If you have no idea how K'nex guns work, and want to know about all the different types of K'nex guns, see my guide.

Now, onto the instructions.

(I have made the notes under each step HomeStuck commands, because why not?)

Step 1: Beginning of the Barrel

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==> Build the beginning/ internals of the barrel.  Follow the pictures, and build all of the things as shown for maximum performance.  If you have questions, please ask.

Step 2: The Beginning of the Handle & Internals

Picture of The Beginning of the Handle & Internals

==> Build the beginning of the handle and the internals.  Follow the pictures, build as shown, and ask questions if needed.

Step 3: Encasing the Internals

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==> Keep following the pictures.

Step 4: Finishing the Body

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==> Keep following the instructions.

Step 5: The Turret and Turret Mount

Picture of The Turret and Turret Mount

==> Keep building the gun.

Step 6: Putting the Bands On

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==> Put the bands on the gun.

Step 7: Loading

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==> Load the gun.

Step 8: You're Done!

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You know what to do: pull the ram back, pull the trigger, and repeat until out of ammo.  Once you're out of ammo, spin the turret again like in Step Seven.


ProtectTheAlphaWolf (author)2016-07-19

can I substitute the cut part for nothing?

Never mind I dug in my vacuum cleaner bag and found a chopped up y conecter rod thingy and sanded it down to the right length and I have two of these.

gabriel180 (author)2014-03-16

Can I review it :)

I might be a bite late, but yes, go ahead. (Sorry.)


gabriel180 (author)2014-03-16

Nice!, I built it good range with
four bands that I don't know the
size of lol :). can you give me some
tips on guns cause I suck at build
K'nex guns :( plz

Sorry I haven't been on in so long, but yes, feel free to review it. As for tips, you just have to practice, my friend, and look at other good guns for ideas. I'm glad you enjoyed building it!

dr. richtofen (author)2013-08-25

It looks clean (except for the turret, sorry :/ Not a fan of the turret's looks), and dat handle :o
But at the same time, as others said, it's another turret gun, a nice compact one that is. Good job, but you indeed should try something different.
(but who am I to say that, with almost always non-shooting guns?)

The turret actually worked very well.  It might not look the coolest in appearance to some, but I like it. Aesthetics are an opinion: what looks good and shoots well for others may shoot poorly and look bad to some, so it's perfectly understandable that you don't like the turret.  

I actually just built a sliding trigger, single shot pistol.  Does that qualify as new enough? (That's a legitimate question; I seriously want to know before I post a forum topic. :P)

I get it that the turret works well, it just looks a bit eh :/
A sliding trigger single shot pistol sounds good, so post that topic ;p

I'll do it eventually. I'm having an OMD music marathon right now.  I'm not sure if I should name the pistol after this song. 

I realize you probably won't like it as it's not even remotely close to metal, but the video (or at least the audio) should get at least one more view; it deserves it. :P

Okay :p Had a musical marathon thingy myself today too (Cattle Decapitation and Amon Amarth (I'm seeing AA live in november :D )
OMD sounds pretty good (metal isn't the only thing I listen ;) Just my prefered style)
I'm looking forward to seeing the gun :D

That's so cool! I'd love to go and see some of my favorite bands, but unfortunately, a lot of them have disbanded, their lead singer has died, or something like that has happened. OMD is one of the few that are still making music. One of the members recently had a heart attack at a concert and they had to cancel the rest of their concerts. Tis sad. D:

Awesome. I'll post the gun sometime within the next year. :P (I have no idea when I will, so that gives me enough time, I think.)

That's too bad indeed, and awfull that the OMD had to have that heart attack. I hope he gets well soon.
AA will be my first concert, and then immediatly as my first a melodic death metal one :p

Just post your gun when you're happy with it :)

Luckily, OMD's drummer is now home safe and sound and has pretty much recovered.

Have fun at those concerts, dude.  I'm sure that you'll have a blast.

:P  It doesn't matter how you're gun looks when you post it,  and your answer doesn't matter as long as you feel good about it. (Click the link for a good laugh)

(I'm kidding, by the way: how your gun looks does matter, but I just said that to give myself an excuse to send you that article. :3)

That's good to hear :)

Yes, yes it is. :P

epicpenguin13 (author)2013-08-26

Nice! A very enjoyable build :D

Thanks! Did you build it by any chance?

TREX ZoaR0K (author)2013-08-17

Really hope uou

Thanks! Actually, I did win first prize for my Guide to K'nex Guns, which I am very happy about.

Also, if you happen to be replying to my comment, you should click the reply button. I'll get back to you faster. :P

If you typed that on your I-Pod/I-Phone or whatever, I hear it doesn't let you, but if not, you should try and click the reply button. :3

pwubax 18 (author)2013-08-23

Looks boss


This looks really nice, but I would suggest that you try some things other than turreted guns or muzzle loaded guns. Try a SMG replica or something. =D

I actually have a side loaded magazine pistol in the works. You're right: I do need to to try something new, so I will. :P Thanks!

I meant no offense, but it will be nice to see some newer stuff.

Lol ditto for you.

I do try LOTS of different stuff, I just don't post it.

Yep. You're both right: I need to make something new, and you probably should try something new, too, Red. This side loading pistol is going good so far. :P

TREX ZoaR0K (author)2013-08-17

*one of your guns wins connecter rods contest

TheAwesomestDude (author)2013-08-15

interesting handle but nice gun

Thanks. The handle is my favorite part about it, though. :P

:p it's . . . . . . interesting lol I don't have a better word for it lol

Ok. :P It did have a strange design, but in my opinion it looks very cool and is very comfortable. Sometimes unorthodox methods of construction are good. :3

It does look comfy though as you said

Thanks. :P Is there something you don't like about the handle?

no its just different looking :P

JonnyBGood (author)2013-08-16

A nice, compact and quality turret gun again. Great job!

FlyingFish10 (author)2013-08-16

Ok I just built this.. It gets pretty nice range for a gun without a black ram. Handle is a little small (for me) but its still really comfy. Also, I have to agree with BM on the amount of turret guns. Try something new!

Thanks! It's good to hear that it's working for you. You are used to huge handles, so I could see why you think this is a bit small. :3

I have a side loaded magazine pistol in the works as of now. Hopefully, this will be the last turret pistol for a while.

Good to hear! Yeah, I don't like to complain about handles because normal sized ones are just too small for me xD

:3 Yeah, the custom handle you love to use is pretty big.

I hope I can get the side loaded gun to work well, too. Thanks!

DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-08-16

You're right. :P This will be the last turret pistol for a while, hopefully. I am making a side loaded magazine pistol as of right now. Thanks!

Transforminglegodude (author)2013-08-16

Finally! A knex gun with instructions!

Lolboy's right, you know: there are a lot of guns with instructions. But thanks all the same! Are you going to build by any chance?

there are a lot of those 0_0

megustatrains (author)2013-08-16

cool gun :D


didexo (author)2013-08-15

Hmm...Interesting gun. Handle looks promising. Not a fun of the trigger though, not my kind :)

Ok. It actually automatically resets, but I can see why you are not a fan of it: cut pieces are annoying. :3

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