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The Lightning Scythe, A Knex Bolt Action Assault Rifle

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. 

Pros: 
- 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
Cons: 
- 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 ..so..)
- 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
 
LvNo10008 months ago
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
fishbob12342 years ago
the only good knex gun with a removable mnag that i have enough peices 4 and there are no instructions. please post!
Sharir17012 years ago
dude this is a zkar with a different magazine
Inventor X (author)  Sharir17012 years ago
a...errr...removable one?
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...2 years ago
Post instructions please!
Pls. Post instructions
do you happen to be left handed?
if so, you are 133t!!!
Im a left hander too.
Hahaha yes...how 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.
goffymew562 years ago
instructions
apples!!!!!3 years ago
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!!!!!3 years ago
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
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 :)
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!!!!!3 years ago
Bleh. I want, if you remember, some of the names of those guns .. I couldnt find any myself :P

Thanks :]
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.
ZKAR is bolt action you silly goose.
Also was talking about 'ibles since I barely browse KI.
Inventor X (author)  Mepain3 years ago
I was searching something that was on I'Bles and not the ZKar ..
The Jamalam3 years ago
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 Jamalam3 years ago
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~3 years ago
Nice =D looks way better than his gun.
I thought about making a blue rod version of the ZKAR a while back.
Inventor X (author)  Raz1r Knex Bull3t3 years ago
This one fires off ammunition that composes of 2 1-way gray connectors attached by a green rod.