Introduction: The Knex L96A1

Hello again!
Here it is, the Knex L96A1 Version 1.00 !
This version is not so different from version 0.90 , I just changed some things in the body of the sniper to make it work better. So that is why you probably won't see any diffrencies from version 0.90
Pro's and Con's
Pro's:
Looks reallistic
Shoots really far for a gun with a ram
According to me the size is about the same like the real gun
Sturdy
Won't jam easy
Awesome scope
Comfy
Additional Attachments are made with ease thanks to the handy Tactical rail
Removeable mag
Good Ammo
Nice Accuracy
Range with good rubber bands is over 20 Meters, so more than 60 Feet!
Con's:
11 modded pieces (!) of wich 9 are needed so the gun will work
Ammo can break

OK done with that,
Now some new stuff to this instructable
READ THIS!  IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU IF YOU ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS!
This ible will be different from my others, because here I work with modules (seperate parts)
So here is how it works:
You first go to the "Editions" step  (step 16)  to choose wich version you are going to make
In that step there will be a list of  wich modules you need to build for that specific version
Then you go to the steps of the modules you need and build them
Then you head for the Assembly step for your Version (As Example: step 20 : Sniper Version assembly)
There you will assemble your version and you are done =D
GOOD LUCK!

Step 1: Handle Module

Time for the handle! you will need this module for every version too
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 10
red: 6
green: 6
orange: 11
yellow: 20
white: 16
RODS
green: 43
white: 20
blue: 10
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 3
Bendy yellow rod: 3
-Instructions :
1: what we are making
2: make
3: collect
4: make
5: make TWICE
6: make all this TWICE
7: make that too
8: now add the blue rods on a plate with the yellow cons on the upper side
9: now add that thing
10: add all that stuff
11: put that special plate on (from pic 7)
12: put more of that stuff on
13: add the last plate
14: grab that thing
15: remove the orange cons (BTW you can replace the orange cons with dark dray ones, the piece count is counted to that as well)
16: slide it in
17: put these back
18: now add some dark gray cons
DONE

Step 2: Main Barrel Module

The main barrel is only NOT needed if you are building the pistol version
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 14
red: 4
green: 1
orange: 16
yellow: 30
white: 0
3d Cons: 16
RODS
green: 60
white: 1
blue: 20
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 1
Instructions
1: what we are making
2: make all this
3: this too
4: slide together
5: add another line of orange cons
6: add plate off blue 3D cons
7: add 2 layers of yellows
8: add bottom layers of yellows, note the open space with the dark gray cons
9: make this
10: different view
11: add it in the open space at the bottom
12: make this IF you want the folding bipod
13: different view and yes the tape is important
14: another different view
15: add
DONE

Step 3: Stock Module

The stock is strong and hard to make, and needed in most versions
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 5
light gray: 2
red: 15
green: 0
orange: 0
yellow: 33
white: 29
RODS
green: 11
white: 60
blue: 9
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 0
blue spacer: 4
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make TWICE (plate 1 for this step)
3: make  (plate 2 for this step)
4: make TWICE (plate 3 for this step)
5: add blue rods to a plate 1
6: add a plate 3
7: add the plate 2
8: add another plate 3
9: add the last plate 1
10: add these drak gray cons
11: close up
DONE

Step 4: Trigger Module

Trigger, needed for every version
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 4
red: 1
RODS
white: 3
SPECIAL
cut white rods (mine are red) : 2     <-------- really needed
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make and collect
3: make
4: make
5: slide that thing on
6: add that
7: add another dark gray con
8: grab 2 elastics and put them aside for the assembly
DONE

Step 5: Receiver Module

The receiver, an important and difficult step, but also needed for every version
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 4
red: 3
green: 4
orange: 10
yellow: 28
white: 8
3D blue: 6
RODS
green: 50
white: 20
blue: 9
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 2
blue spacer: 4
broken white rod: 3     <--------- really needed
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make these, note the 2 blue rods on one of the plates and the lose yellow cons, keep them with these panels at all times
3: make
4: collect
5: make, again note the blue rods on one of them, also the way the 3D cons are rotated here are VERY important
6: make
7: put it on the thing from pic 5 with the blue rods
8: add the other part
9: make
10: make
11: make, also note the broken white rod here
12: different view
13: another view, again rotations are very important here
14: put these together
15: top view of the part
16: put these together
17: add it on the bigger part from pic 14
18: different view
19: make
20: different view
21: make
22: different view
23: collect
24: put together
25: different view
26: get those parts
27: put them together
28: put the part on we made last using the rods you collected at pic 23, the broken white is in the hole of the red con and in the hole of the yellow con next to is is the blue rod
29: add a plate to one of the sides
30: add that bit
31: put the last plate on
32: add the dark gray cons
33: what you should end up with
DONE, a long and complicated step, if you get stuck somewhere I can understand and please comment so I can help you out

Step 6: Magazine Module

The magazine, it needs 4 broken white rods and you will need it in every version
the piece count is for the mag and pusher + 6 pieces of ammo
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 7
red: 4
green: 0
orange: 8
yellow: 14
white: 9
RODS
green: 41
white: 12
blue: 0
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 2
broken white rod: 4   <-------- really needed
instructions
1:what we are making, make the ammo (6x)
2: make and collect
3: put a white rod on one of these plates
4: put these rods here
5: slide it in
6: put more rods in
7: put that on
8: put the last plate on
9: make
10: put together
11: grab an elastic
DONE

Step 7: ACOG Module

ACOG, only for the assault version, unless you want it on an other version
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 12
red: 0
green: 0
orange: 35
yellow: 8
white: 0
RODS
green: 0
white: 0
blue: 22
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 0
rollercoaster yellow con with knob: 2
instructions
1: what we are making
2: collect
3: make
4: different view
5: make
6: make
7: make
8: put them together like so
9: make, note the rollercoaster yellow con
10: make, again note the rollercoaster yellow con
11: make
12: put these on
13: add these
14: on the other side add these
15: add these on the side you just added the orange cons
16: and on the other side add these
DONE

Step 8: Folding Bipod Module

The folding bipod is pretty strong, but it is a bit wobbly
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 2
red: 6
green: 0
orange: 3
yellow: 10
white: 2
3D blue: 1
RODS
green: 2
white: 24
blue: 12
yellow: 2
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 0
hinge: 2
male ball con: 3
female ball con: 1
instructions
1: what we are making
2: folded up (start at pic 3 with building)
3: make
4: different view, note the little knob of the male ball con on the inside
5: make, the tape is important, and note I used a slightly different version of the male ball con and the female ball con, but that is not really needed
6: put it on like so
7: make
8: make
9: slide it on
10: attach it to the big hub thingy
11: make
12: different view
13: make it another time
14: put them on
15: attach these yellow rods as shown
DONE

Step 9: MotaBoi's Bipod Module

This is MotaBoi's super sturdy bipod, but it does not fold up
ALL CREDIT FOR THIS GOES TO MotaBoi!I DON'T TAKE ANY CREDIT FOR IT!
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 20
red: 4
yellow: 22
white: 0
3D blue: 2
RODS
green: 2
white: 0
blue: 14
yellow: 20
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 0
blue spacer: 12
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make
3: different view
4: another view
5: make
6: different view
7: make
8: make
9: different view
10: connect these
11: put that on
12: make another one
13: grab two times
14: attach a leg like so
15: close up of the connection, note how the blue spacers are arranged
16: attach the other leg
17: what you should end up with
DONE

Step 10: Fore Grip Module

The foregrip, it is easy
-pieces
CONS
dark gray: 1
red: 2
green: 3
yellow: 2
RODS
green: 4
white: 4
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make and collect
3: make this
4: put it together with the 2 "plates"
5: add that thing
DONE

Step 11: Scope Module

The scope, I didn't take it apart because it was pretty hard, so I took as many pictures as I could so it would be as clear as possible
-pieces:
CONS
dark gray: 23
red: 8
green: 0
orange: 18
yellow: 13
white: 11
RODS
green: 0
white: 5
blue: 0
yellow: 4
red: 2
gray: 2
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 26
bendy gray rod: 5
rollercoaster clip: 2
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make these
3: make
4: make
5: different view
6: different view
7: another view
8: the rest of the scope
9: the back part, here is the order from the left: white x3, yellow, white x2 red and a dark gray, yellow x2, red and drak gray x2, white
10: back of the middle part, order from the left: back part, red and dark gray x2 (after the white con in the middle) drak gray on both sides, rollercoaster clips, dark gray on both sides, red and dark gray x2, yellow, white, yellow
11: front part of the middle, order from the left: yellow x2 (after the yellow con that is actually yellow in the middle) dark gray on both sides, yellow, white x2
12: front part, order from the left: orange conectors (note the white rod on the top at the left part of the pic, at the bottom is another) , white x2, yellow rod, red con, dark gray x6. for this pic note where to put and where not to put the white rods
13: bottom views coming up, here is the bottom view of the front part
14: bottom view of the front part of the middle
15: bottom view of the back part of the middle
16: bottom view of the back part
17: now add the bendy rods to this part
18: different view
19: add it like so (the part with the 3 bendy rods is the top)
20: make
21: put it in
22: what you should end up with
DONE, I hope you can figure it all out, but feel free to ask for help by commenting if you get stuck

Step 12: Barrel Extesion Module

The barrel extension is a simple part that increases accuracy
-pieces
CONS
orange:18
3D blue, 18
RODS
green: 36
white: 18
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make
3: make
4: attach
5: attach another
6: put the last plate on
DONE

Step 13: Tactical Rail Module

The tactical rail let's you make any other attachments with ease
-pieces
CONS
dark gray: 7
orange: 16
yellow: 11
RODS
green: 30
white: 22
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make
3: make
4: make and collect
5: different view
6: slide these on
7: and slide these on this part
DONE

Step 14: Ram Module

The ram allows you to fire, and is easy to make
-pieces
RODS
black rod: 1
SPECIAL
female ball con: 1
tan clip: 1
blue spacer: 1
instructions
1: grab elactics, make two piles of 4 or 5 each
2: make the ram
3: close up of back of the ram
it should be like this:
                       the rod                                                blue spacer    tan clip   female ball con
                           |                                                                               \       |       /
                          \/                                                                                \/    \/   \/
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------O--[]-[=(
and then slide then all the way to the female ball con so there are no gaps between the parts, then tape them together
DONE, I hope you guys got the "drawing" I made

Step 15: Red Dot Module

The red dot I made turned out pretty well, and is quite accurate
-pieces
CONS
dark gray: 2
red: 5
orange: 4
yellow: 3
RODS
green: 3
white: 3
yellow: 2
SPECIAL
Y-clip: 1
male ball con: 1
instructions
1: what we are making
2: make and collect
3: make
4: make
5: add the yellow cons
6: add the other yellow rod
7: add this
8: what you should end up with
DONE

Step 16: Editions

So here are the Versions I thought up with that you can build:
1: Pistol Version
This is the most basic Version of all, It lacks Accuracy, but still packs a nasty punch!
-Modules Needed:
Handle Module,
Receiver Module,
Magazine Module,
Trigger Module
and the Ram Module

2: Shotgun Version
This version has accuracy, but not the best, and it has firepower, it is actually pretty balanced!
-Modules Needed:
Handle Module,
Receiver Module,
Trigger Module,
Magazine Module,
Ram Module,
Main Barrel Module,
Barrel Extension Module, (Half)
and the Red Dot Module

3: Assault Version
This is a version that has a scope for medium range, packs power for long range and is accurate to medium range, so this is the assault version, wich you can use for most sittuations
-Modules Needed:
Stock Module,
Handle Module,
Receiver Module,
Trigger Module,
Ram Module,
Main Barrel Module,
ForeGrip Module,
Tactical Rail Module,
Magazine Module,
MotaBoi's Bipod Module,
and the ACOG Module

4: Sniper Version
Accurate untill long range, powerful untill long range, scope for long range, yeah, sniper version, for long range
-Modules Needed:
Stock Module,
Handle Module,
Receiver Module,
Trigger Module,
Magazine Module,
Ram Module,
Tactical Rail Module,
Main Barrel Module,
Fore Grip Module,
Barrel Extension Module,
Folding Bipod Module,
and the Scope Module

Step 17: Pistol Edition Assembly

This is the assembly page for the pistol edition
1: all the modules needed
2: take these
3: remove these bits
4: put them together
5: put the bits back you removed earlier
6: take the trigger
7: slide it in
8: connect it like shown
9: get the empty mag
10: slide it in like so
11: turn the orange con like so to lock it in
12: get the ram
13: put it in here
14: slide it all the way in
15: get elastics for the trigger
16: put them around here
17: wrap them around this blue rod
18: get the elastics from the ram
19: put 1 set around like so
20: and the other set like so
DONE

Step 18: Shotgun Edition Assembly

This is the assembly page for the shotgun edition
1: all the modules needed
2: take these
3: remove these bits
4: put them together
5: put the bits back you removed earlier
6: take the trigger
7: slide it in
8: connect it like shown
9: get the empty mag
10: slide it in like so
11: turn the orange con like so to lock it in
12: get the rubber bands for the trigger
13: put them around the trigger
14: wrap them around here
15: grab the main barrel
16: attach
17: grab the barrel extension and attach it
18: put the tactical rail on
19: put white rods in here
20: slide them in to lock the TacRail in place
21: repeat for the oter TacRail
22: attach the red dot
23: attach the dot
24: put the ram in
25: put one set of rubberband around here
26: and the other set around here
DONE

Step 19: Assault Edition Assembly

This is the assembly page for the Assault Edition
1: all the modules needed
2: take these
3: remove these bits
4: put them together
5: put the bits back you removed earlier
6: take the trigger
7: slide it in
8: connect it like shown
9: get the empty mag
10: slide it in like so
11: turn the orange con like so to lock it in
12: get the rubber bands for the trigger
13: put them around the trigger
14: wrap them around here
15: grab the main barrel
16: attach
17: put the tactical rail on
18: put white rods in here
19: slide them in to lock the TacRail in place
20: grab the stock
21: attach
22: grab the foregrip
23: remove this thing
24: put this here
25: put this here
26: click this in
27: grab MotaBoi's Bipod
28: here you will attach it
29: attach
30: what you should have now
31: grab ACOG
32: put it on
33: put the ram in
34: wrap one set of rubber bands around like so
35: clip this part of the ACOG loose
36: put rubber bands arouns like so
37: clip ACOG back
DONE

Step 20: Sniper Edition Assembly

This is the assembly page for the Sniper edition
1: all the modules needed
2: take these
3: remove these bits
4: put them together
5: put the bits back you removed earlier
6: take the trigger
7: slide it in
8: connect it like shown
9: get the empty mag
10: slide it in like so
11: turn the orange con like so to lock it in
12: get the rubber bands for the trigger
13: put them around the trigger
14: wrap them around here
15: grab the main barrel
16: attach
17: put the tactical rail on
18: put white rods in here
19: slide them in to lock the TacRail in place
20: grab the stock
21: attach
22: grab the foregrip
23: remove this thing
24: put this here
25: put this here
26: click this in
27: grab the barrel extension
28: attach
29: grab scope
30: put this thing here
31: now slide the ram in
32: wrap elastics around like so
33: and more like so
34: lay the front part of the scope on here
35: connect it
36: grab the folding Bipod
37: clip it here
38: this is how you fold it up, clip the white rod in the Y-clip
39: like so
40: what you should end up with
DONE, you are now proud owner of a HeashotHoncho (AKA HsH) L96A1. so that would make an Hsh L96A1
good job if you made it

Step 21: Loading and Shooting

This step discribes how to load, and shoot.
1: grab the magazine, ammo, magpusher and a rubberband
2: load shots
3: put the mag pusher in
4: insert the mag into gun
5: put a rubberband around
6: set up target
7: grab this
8: pull it back until the magpusher shoots a little bit up and the trigger also preforms this move
9: let the ram rest here, between the 2 yellow cons
10: put your finger on the trigger
11: aim, and pull the trigger...
12: BOOM, target hit!

Step 22: The End

You are done! I hope you have loads of fun with my gun! you can easally run with this gun loaded, it won't fire accidently.
but still I do not take responsabillity for any damage, like always
good luck with it! and good hunting!
(PS this is posted the day  I joined Instructables last year! =D )

Comments

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wezils tuts (author)2015-01-16

Which one is better the R700 or the L96A1? Looking for a good sniper and finally found these, cant decide which one to build.

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headshothoncho (author)2012-10-30

Hi all! I have a little anouncement: I'll be back very soon! Since Halo 4 will be released in November, I decided I will put more time in ibles :D I will post the 1.1 version of the L96, and ill work on some other guns. See you soon!

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benjameen22 (author)2012-08-25

nice compact design best ive seen so far

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rheath2 (author)2011-12-28

Hey, Headshothoncho, pretty soon i'm gonna have your gun posted, but instead it's going to be the L118A please don't be mad. =(

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Puddock (author)2011-12-07

I love it!

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headshothoncho (author)2011-11-28

Hi guys!
long time no post from me, that's because I'm struggling a bit with school lately.
soon i have my mid year exams and after that, then I think i will have time to post the 1.10 version of this gun.
sorry for my lack of posts and comments :S
I hope you guys understand

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rheath2 (author)2011-11-27

THAT'S A BIG F****** SCOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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qwop (author)2011-11-08

I made this with a different barrel and some modifications for people like me who dont have all the peices. Would it be alright if I posted the modifications?

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headshothoncho (author)qwop2011-11-09

sure go right ahead, If you give me credit than it is totally fine

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qwop (author)headshothoncho2011-11-09

Ok man thanks!

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epicbobman52 (author)2011-04-27

just finished... best...ramrod...gun...i've...ever...bult...

lol nice gun 5*

author

BTW was the ible good to follow? if not i have to chamge some things if other people think so too xD

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qwop (author)headshothoncho2011-11-08

really easy mate!

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shieldsam (author)headshothoncho2011-10-04

really easy! handle is quite uncomfortable though, i changed the curve of orange connectors to dark greys.

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headshothoncho (author)shieldsam2011-10-05

Hmm good idea. I'll put it in the next update

author

thnx! good luck with it! soon I will post a new mod, the realismic mod (I spellt realismic wrong for a special name :P ). it will feature a real bolt and special real like mag.

author

ya the instructions were easy, but i had to add a ram guid since i dont have any black rods, so i need the extra support

author

BTW, wich edition did you make?

author

the assult, but about a week later i made my own verson... The SSR (sub sniper rifle) its just pistol+ stock, i needed the parts from the barrle for somthing els

author

ok cool

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Johnhall44 (author)2011-10-09

it kinda has the shape of motabois knex intervention. The scoop looks the same,the scope mount looks the same and the area were the bipod connects looks the same. but its a nice modification of the intervention

author

Well I'm sorry but I didn't copy anything from motabois intervention EXCEPT the bipod (I said that somewhere) and the tactical rail idea (said that somewhere too)
the rest is just coincidence and there are just a few knex gun design ideas or frameworks or whatever that just work well and those are commonly used.

author

ok i was just saying.

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kylebusch18 (author)2011-10-11

good instructions pic (: 4.5 !!

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headshothoncho (author)2011-06-26

'ello!
My vacation will arrive soon (YAY!) and I will have time for some projects again!
ofcourse, I will be going on vacation to Portugal, but after that I have about 4 weeks of time
My question to all you guys: Think of some guns for me to make :D
so far I have a few projects:
A secret by me only crossbow kinda rifle (no more details)
a Barret 50 cal (Idea By Fred The Evil Puppet)
and maybe a project together with lemonpickle (no gun or any idea yet to make)

So if you guys come up with some nice idea's I may be making them in the vacation!

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I think you should make the vector.anyone that makes one doesnt make instructions or it looks horrible.

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Fred the evil puppet (author)2011-08-02

i love this gun.
this is the best L96A1 on this site.
=D

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RMConstruction (author)2011-03-13

Finally, something perfect for my wall! Are you posting the Ray Gun? (Or was that another member?)

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Raygun = Posted

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XD yeah, and yes i will be posting the raygun, but I was to focused on this ible, but im working on it

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knex-o-matic (author)2011-06-23

just awesome :D 5*

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headshothoncho (author)2011-06-23

YEEY! thanks to all of you this ible has now reached 5 *! thanks all of you!
BTW this IS my best gun ever :D

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ruben2597 (author)2011-06-22

I just got it to 5 stars!
Gratz
Awesoem gun btw

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spazgadget (author)2011-05-04

OMG screaming serpent can't find this anywhere i'll buy it off you!

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haha, if you want it that bad, I will first need to collect all the pieces from my knex guns AND i live in Holland (send costs etc.)

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well i don't live far away... only in the UK.

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epicbobman52 (author)2011-04-25

could i sub the ammo for blue rods?

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yes, altough I would recommend that you use conectors because they seen to work far better

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bacp03 (author)2011-04-05

nices l96 i have ever seen

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headshothoncho (author)bacp032011-04-05

thnx!

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headshothoncho (author)2011-04-03

ja dat is hetzelfde, het duurde ook bij mij even voordat ik dat doorhad xD

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headshothoncho (author)2011-04-02

if it can connect to the tactical rail then yes

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headshothoncho (author)2011-04-02

I think you can use any kind of rubberbands. with bigger rubberbands then mine, just put them around a blue rod farther from the trigger then sown on the pics. repeat as needed. =)

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headshothoncho (author)2011-04-01

all the mods (I belive) are white rods without the ends, and you will need about 9 or 10 of 'em, see for yourself at step 4, pic 3. that should make it clear for ya. good luck building =D

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bennyboy96 (author)2011-03-26

hey dude i noticed on pic 3 the picture is cut off. do we put on 5 orange connectors like in the pic or more as it is cut off?

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just make a gray con, and then 5 orange cons, the pic is a bit cut off, look at pic 6 and you will understand =D

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bennyboy96 (author)2011-03-26

hey i dont know if you remember me but nice gun dude ive started making it but my fingers kill lol

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nice, good luck and sorry about your fingers xD

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DJ Radio (author)2011-03-14

This looks cool but you're making the bipod fold the wrong way lol.

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headshothoncho (author)DJ Radio2011-03-15

XD yeah I noticed, but as I remember from black ops it folded the way I made it fold in the game, but I might not remmember correct. thnx for noticing =D

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