Introduction: The Storm 220 V1.7 Knex Bolt Action Rifle.

Picture of The Storm 220 V1.7 Knex Bolt Action Rifle.

This is my brand new knex gun, the storm 220. It was designed for mainly looks, but it functions well, and has decent range. I am not going to say be nice, even though this is my first Instructable, because I think people are entitled to their opinion. This gun shoots around
75 - 80 feet with the right rubber bands. It is not that good compared to guns like the SR-V1, or the osnjckma2, but I tried my best. I also apologize for some of the photos' poor quality, however you will probably be able to find your way around this.

V1.0: I was messing around with knex and made a cool looking shape for a gun. It was originally a pistol, and shot about 5 feet, and had a block trigger...

V1.1: I added a longer barrel and a front hand grip. It loosely resembled a UHC 870 shotgun (look it up!), still no trigger.

V1.2: I added a better firing mechanism, and it finally had a true trigger! (yay!)

V1.3: I remodelled the back of the gun to give it a flatter shape, and added a stock.

V1.4: I added a bottom loading removable clip which held 10 shots.

V1.5: The stock received a complete rebuild, making it stronger and making the entire gun look better.

V1.6: I replaced the magazine with the clip from the scar assault kit here, and the gun fires even farther.

V1.7 I remodelled the frame a bit, and decided to stop modding it from then on, and finally post it

True trigger
Removable 20 shot Magazine (scar 11.0)
Fires yellow rods
Rough sight
Strong stock

Feel free to post any mods you have.
I hope you guys like it; enjoy! :)

Step 1: Parts List, by Ksbf (again! :P)

parts list:


dark gray:22
lt gray:4

tan clips:9
y clip:28
ball joint:4

Total: 698

Step 2: Handle and Trigger

Picture of Handle and Trigger

Here you will learn to make the handle and trigger, just follow the pictures.
1. Build 2 of Piece A
2. Attach blue rods and Orange connectors
3. Build piece B
4. Slot blue rod into hole
5. Attach 2nd piece A to the handle, and you're done.

Step 3: Stock

Picture of Stock

This is the stock, again follow the pictures
1. Build the back side (lol) of Part A
2. Add this
3. And this
4. Make this
5. Attach them
6. Attach to what you have already built
7. Different view
8. Connect to handle

Step 4: The Main Body

Picture of The Main Body

This is the main body, it's pretty simple, just follow the pictures.
1. Build 2 of this, yes 2, you will need it later (mirror one of them) note the tan connector.
2. Connect to what you already have.
3. Connection different view
4. Add these parts

Step 5: Inner Workings

Picture of Inner Workings

Here you will build the inner barrel, the mag well and the firing pin. Just follow the pictures.
1. Build the inner barrel.
2. Different view to step 1
3. Build the well
4. Different view step 3
5. Join them
6. Attach the inner barrel to the gap in the frame.
7. Attach well to frame

Step 6: Finishing the Body

Picture of Finishing the Body

Still got the other side? Good. Just follow the pictures.

1. Part needed.
2. Attach; you should be able to work it out

Step 7: Long Barrel and Foregrip

Picture of Long Barrel and Foregrip

Here you will build the long barrel and hand grip (duh). Just follow the pictures.

1. Hand grip
2. Different view
3. Long barrel
4. Different view
5. Different View
6. Attach to gun
7. Add foregrip

Step 8: Elastic Bands

Picture of Elastic Bands

Add the elastic bands just follow the pictures.

1. Add firing pin to gun
2. Slide into here (note it is slotted into the grey rod)
3. Elastic bands; 1 short at least 1 long
4. Add one from here...
5. To here
6. Another Long one from here...
7. To here
8. Overview.

Step 9: The Clip

Picture of The Clip

Here you will build the clip, vital for multiple shots.

1. Build these
2. Different View
3. Attach it together
4. Build the pusher

Step 10: Loading and Firing

To load, put 20 yellow rods in the mag and attach to the gun via the ball joint connectors. To fire, pull back the firing pin and pull the trigger. Repeat this process until the clip is empty, and then replace it or reload the old one.
Thanks for reading! Please feel free to post any mods you may have and I hope you have fun with the Storm 220 V1.7!



2000smartkid (author)2012-02-27

does that orange connector have to be there? or can it be yellow?

The Jamalam (author)2000smartkid2012-03-06

No it can be yellow, sorry I should have clarified :)

2000smartkid (author)2012-02-27

where did you get that blue y connector?

2000smartkid (author)2011-05-08

where do you put the elastic bands for the clip?

The Jamalam (author)2000smartkid2011-05-08

It's explained on a later step.

deathbytoast (author)2010-12-10

your feet don't look healthy...

so dont yours

The Jamalam (author)deathbytoast2010-12-11

That was ages ago... they're size 11 and naturally look odd now.

deathbytoast (author)The Jamalam2010-12-11

good for you! give the little guys a hug for me =D

2000smartkid (author)2011-05-07

this gun really takes 698 pieces?

2000smartkid (author)2011-05-05

dude that gun is SSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome u rock (jk) (jk again)

lowe (author)2011-03-13

dont make this! mine only shot 5 feet

The Jamalam (author)lowe2011-03-15

Typical noob: blames the maker rather than questioning the likelihood of their own building fail.

jollex (author)2008-06-08

Good gun. check out mine: here

The Jamalam (author)jollex2010-09-04


builder968 (author)2008-06-27

you need the tan clips?

The Jamalam (author)builder9682008-06-27

what do you mean?

builder968 (author)The Jamalam2008-06-27

oh. nevermind.

builder968 (author)builder9682010-07-07

I just realized you were my first commenter!

The Jamalam (author)builder9682010-09-04

Lol nice :o

TheChemiker (author)2010-05-18

Not true bolt-action.

knex shooter (author)2010-05-13

 Haha, Jamalam, i put like 3 elastics on, i think... and i shot it out my window, AND OMG it went far, like way far, then i tryed to load it again and found the insides just crumbled and fell out the mag haha

Danielzxzx1 (author)2010-03-12

Is this a true bolt action?

The Jamalam (author)Danielzxzx12010-03-13

Nope, this was just me being very noobish in 2008.

builder968 (author)2009-11-27

Almost done! It sort of looks like the M41A Pulse Rifle in AVP or Aliens.

builder968 (author)builder9682009-11-27

Finished! Still working out some Autoload problems.

builder968 (author)2008-06-27

im still building it, but this better work good cause i blew up my rollercoaster for this

The Jamalam (author)builder9682008-08-13

i hope this is good then :S

builder968 (author)The Jamalam2008-09-13

my first one worked not that great, cause of lack of pieces. i bought some more and im going to build it again.

The Jamalam (author)builder9682008-09-13

lol good luck

builder968 (author)The Jamalam2008-10-02

it got about 2 inches out of the barrel. cool mag, though(to you and the burrito master).

The Jamalam (author)builder9682008-10-03

add more rubberbands to the gun, at least 2 64#s are required, and 3 gives you 80 ft

builder968 (author)The Jamalam2008-10-09

i used 4.i blew it up, though.

builder968 (author)builder9682008-11-22

nevermind, i only used 1. ill try and build my own rifle. it'll probably suck like poopy. though.

builder968 (author)builder9682009-11-27

I'm feeling lucky (and bored) today, so I think I'll attempt this, now that I know I have enough pieces(More than enough, I think).

The Jamalam (author)Owenmon2009-02-07


Owenmon (author)The Jamalam2009-02-07


The Jamalam (author)Owenmon2009-02-08

was a joke :P

builder968 (author)Owenmon2009-01-01

k thx

Lowney (author)2009-11-04

This isn't bolt action is it? Bolt actions have 2 chambers: one for the hopper and 1 for the firing slot. Like this:

bowsertahu (author)2009-10-24

good thing i got the roller coaster sets for all of the blue connecters lol

olawninbcguf (author)2009-10-07

what is a y clip

Pizzapie500 (author)2009-09-30

Only 7 pics Not 8 U put 8 steps

Pizzapie500 (author)2009-09-30

In pic 1 the bottom 2 things you made u forgot 2 put the y connectors on the snow flake and yellow 5 connector without those the yellow rod won't fit.

Pizzapie500 (author)2009-09-29

Is there any pieces i can take out? I'm running low on pieces

faintghost (author)2009-09-14

whats da range?

Pizzapie500 (author)faintghost2009-09-29

Lolz he said 75-80ft

TedWard{} (author)2009-09-04

looking at the reviews it sounds like a pretty good gun but it doesn't look very good, maybe try making it look like a real gun (ak47) then it would be the best!

nutty guy (author)2009-02-18

this gun is so cool I'm very happy that it was the first knee gun I made because I liked it so much!!!!!!!!!!!

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