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The Simple K'nex Gun For Anyone

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Right, this is my first K'nex gun: It goes pretty quickly, and can take lots of rubber bands (the maximum that i've got it to is 8 rubber bands)
Yes, I know that its a VERY simple block trigger - so please no comments saying "its not a true trigger!!"
It generally works best with around 4/5 rubber bands, and shoots anything up to (and including) yellow rods.

The Black peice that is at the front of the gun is the only supposedly "rare" part, and probably won't be avalible in a newbie set of K'nex. It can be replace with a beige peice, but it's less accurate.
 
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Step 1: The Parts List!

What you need:

3 Red Rods
1 Blue Rod
5 Orange Connectors
1 Black Connector (unknown description)
13 Grey Connectors
1 Beige Connector

up to 8 rubber bands
Several bits of ammo (the white rods are best)

Step 2: The Rubber-band holder, exit barrel and trigger

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First connect an orange connector onto a red rod, and a black connector behind that. (Picture 1)
Secondly, add 8 grey connectors to the red rod, and afterwards, slide an orange connector onto a the rod, and add the blue rod to 1 end of it. (Picture 2)

Step 3: Ram-Rod and Holder

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First, you must add the remaining 5 greys to the barrel- this is the Ram-Rod holder for when the gun is cocked.(Picture 1)
Secondly, you must make the Ram-Rod itself - the Ram-Rod is made up of a Red rod, with a beige connector, followed by an orange connector on the end. Don't add this to the barrel quite yet, though. (Picture 2)

Step 4: The Support Rod

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The Support Rod is to stop the barrel from bending when cocked, and so therefore will make the gun more effective and will prevent the ram-rod catching, for the main part.

The Support Rod is very basically a Red rod with 2 upright orange connectors
knexjay5 years ago
wat is the black thing on the end?
Blue_Flame (author)  knexjay5 years ago
Its sort of like a grey connector but 1/2 width at the top. Since it's just a part to hold the rubber bands, you can use any part, but make sure that it's very secure, otherwise it will snap and hit you in the face.
its halve of a hinge
rururupert4 years ago
i guess it is ok as a first gun, just to understand the basic principles-eg. block trigger, ram, barrel
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Blue_Flame (author)  DELETED_General Tim5 years ago
May I just thank you for not being a prick? Thanks, Rob
bedbugg26 years ago
AAARRRGGGHHHH
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