Introduction: The Lightning Scythe, a Knex Bolt Action Assault Rifle

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I just finished this thing recently, so I wanted to share it with I'bles.
This is my Knex Bolt action assault rifle , that also features a removable magazine. 

- A nice range, 60-75 feet (with the bands I am using) If you want anymore, you need to put some sort of force-bracer on the pieces or they'll end up breaking :P
- Sturdy gun , 5 layers
- True trigger , Bolt action
- Removable magazine ( idk if thats a pro, to some yes , however, it all depends on you)
- Iron Sights
- 5 round magazine :(  (but the mag is easily moddable to accommodate larger amounts of bullets each time)
- A bit big when in sniper rifle state ( well ...its a sniper rifle
- Takes a bit of time to put on sniper parts ...but I'll try to fix that later
- Broken. Flipping. Pieces. Dang I'm really starting to under-appreciate these things, but I'm sure with time I can find my way around these . :P


MonkeyKnexer15 (author)2016-01-20

please make instructions of it

JainickV (author)2015-08-18


LvNo1000 (author)2014-01-08

The gun is just a zkar with a few mods, it looks like. It's nice, but it should be named "my modded zkar + attachments" or such

fishbob1234 (author)2012-07-21

the only good knex gun with a removable mnag that i have enough peices 4 and there are no instructions. please post!

Sharir1701 (author)2012-06-20

dude this is a zkar with a different magazine

Inventor X (author)Sharir17012012-07-12

a...errr...removable one?

Sharir1701 (author)Inventor X2012-07-13

yeah ok sure... lots of people have made removable mags for their zkar, including me. it's not that difficult... just no ones posted it because it's too easy and a waste of time and space. nvm... forget about it.

Hewwo... (author)2012-03-29

Post instructions please!

ironstallion12 (author)2012-03-03

Pls. Post instructions

Fred the evil puppet (author)2011-11-07

do you happen to be left handed?
if so, you are 133t!!!

Im a left hander too.

Hahaha do you know?

by the side that the bolt is on. i am an observant person.
also, i am left-handed.

hahah cool

thanks. very nice gun btw. you really need to post it, it looks epic.

goffymew56 (author)2011-11-20


apples!!!!! (author)2011-08-13

Why does everyone think that sticking a handle on the ram = bolt action? T.T

because it looks cool and is easy to make. i know what you mean though.

Inventor X (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-13

Meh. I understand what you mean... but this is Knex. :|

Bolt-action rifles operate when a user of the gun manually operates a small handle to open and close the breech (barrel) of a gun. Each time they do so, it loads another round, ejecting a shell out the side (depends what kind of gun). They then pull the trigger, firing off a round. Reloading is simple, repeating the steps of operating the bolt system.

But this is the closest thing I could find to recreating such a system that actually worked.....and didn't want to waste anymore pieces to make shells and such because I had another project I was working on ... :p

knexkaboom (author)Inventor X2011-08-18

I made a bolt action rifle that fire like you said, and I was posting but I didnt know how, so i didnt post :(

sorry about my english, Im mexican :)

apples!!!!! (author)Inventor X2011-08-13

We've had a couple working bolt actions :P shell-less, mind you, but almost all of them are shell-less >.> nice work on the gun itself, though.

Inventor X (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-13

Bleh. I want, if you remember, some of the names of those guns .. I couldnt find any myself :P

Thanks :]

apples!!!!! (author)Inventor X2011-08-13

Uhhh... man, I know Jollex released a really sketchy prototype one a few years ago. Try searching his page, maybe? I also recall a couple others but can't name them off the top of my head, sorry! I know for sure that Jollex made one, though.

Mepain (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-15

ZKAR is bolt action you silly goose.

apples!!!!! (author)Mepain2011-08-15

Also was talking about 'ibles since I barely browse KI.

Inventor X (author)Mepain2011-08-15

I was searching something that was on I'Bles and not the ZKar ..

The Jamalam (author)2011-08-14

You've basically copied the ZKAR here, the stock and handle look very similar and the body looks like you've just flipped it upside down.

Inventor X (author)The Jamalam2011-08-14

Meh. My only intention here was to make it with a removable magazine .. :I

I gave credit to him on the second picture ... if you didn't see it ..
Also I built this gun by taking Zak's ZKARv2's Handle & Firing Mechanism then built onto that into this ..because once again, I couldn't anything better c:

~KGB~ (author)2011-08-14

Nice =D looks way better than his gun.

Raz1r Knex Bull3t (author)2011-08-13

I thought about making a blue rod version of the ZKAR a while back.

This one fires off ammunition that composes of 2 1-way gray connectors attached by a green rod.

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