Introduction: Zip, a Small Pump Action K'nex Gun Preview

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Hello! It's been awhile since I started this project(originally called Thunderbolt) now maybe three weeks ago and now I show you the first working prototype, Zip. To start I decided to compromise on a smaller gun more focused on making a smooth working pump action and I can happily say that I nailed that part. I believe I spent at least two weeks trying to build a side mounted removable magazine for this gun, but to be perfectly honest i'm fed up fighting with this thing. I do plan to make a removable extended magazine after I take a nice long break from this gun but I really want to have this gun perfected for K'nex war 2013 so hopefully it'll be done by then. Anyway onto the stats..
Great pump action!
Portable design, about one and a half feet long.
Reliable trigger
Comfortable handle
Almost ready for KILLERK's knex war with a high rate of fire
A nice 15 feet with one rubberband

Small hopper capacity, holds only three blue rods...
Eats rubberbands
Uses at least three cut rods, sorry...
No removable magazine...
No rear sights, but its fine with me.


JonnyBGood (author)2013-08-18

The full ible is up! Feel free to build this, and please review!

megustatrains (author)2013-07-21

Seems pretty cool :D but:

JonnyBGood (author)megustatrains2013-07-22

Him again! =D
Sure I'll get to it this week I have two days off and I plan to have at least two ible's posted in that time span. This gun will be posted then.

ttttttt7 (author)JonnyBGood2014-05-09

Hey JhonnyBGood my name is tttttttttt

JonnyBGood (author)ttttttt72014-05-09

Hey found ya

akshat21045 (author)JonnyBGood2014-05-09


JonnyBGood (author)akshat210452014-05-10

Yeah... I met him on the app Clash of Clans. You play?

megustatrains (author)JonnyBGood2013-08-13


JonnyBGood (author)megustatrains2013-08-16

It's up now if you were looking to build it.

Element Force (author)2013-07-26

looks like the KSG 12 in MW3! awsome gun.

JonnyBGood (author)Element Force2013-07-26

I love the KSG 12 in MW3!
I didn't intentionally style it like it though, but I'm glad you like it. I also think this gun is quite a bit smaller than the KSG 12.

Element Force (author)JonnyBGood2013-07-31

yes I know, I relly like that gun too I got it gold! =D

JonnyBGood (author)Element Force2013-08-01

Whoah!!! Gold? Dang! I really just like using it in survival mode, especially in resistance. {lies on the floor behind couch in the mostly destroyed house} Click click! "Get out of my house!"

Element Force (author)JonnyBGood2013-08-01

haha lol yes me too I like it in survival.
Do you play one ps3 or Xbox 360? So I can add you =D

JonnyBGood (author)Element Force2013-08-07

PS3 I'm runningfast123

Element Force (author)JonnyBGood2013-08-12

im on ps3 too my name is SiiLe3nTTroy im adding you

JonnyBGood (author)Element Force2013-08-16

Whoops sorry my actual account is running_fast123 sorry about that.

Element Force (author)JonnyBGood2013-08-18

LoL I added an other guy XD

JonnyBGood (author)Element Force2013-08-18

Yeah.. Sorry about that...

JonnyBGood (author)Element Force2013-08-13

Yep I'll add you too. We'll have to play sometime.

gabriel180 (author)2013-07-28

It's a very epic gun I love it! P.s I'm gabriel190 I forgot my password

JonnyBGood (author)gabriel1802013-07-29

Thanks! I hope you get your password fixed soon.

DJ Radio (author)2013-07-23

This looks cool, only problem is I don't see this holding too many rubberbands. Still interesting and very much post worthy.

JonnyBGood (author)DJ Radio2013-07-24

Why thanks! and you're right this thing can't hold many rubberbands. If all goes well I'll have it posted by the end of the day.

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-07-22

Nice video! XD random dog walks by...

JonnyBGood (author)nerfrocketeer2013-07-23

Not a random dog, my families dog. He's an attention hound. ;)

nerfrocketeer (author)JonnyBGood2013-07-23


Knex Lego Maniac (author)2013-07-22

Very cool gun a lot of good ideas

Thanks! Glad I could clarify it for you. =D

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2013-07-19

Great gun from a glance! I am going to study it some more but I love the idea! Keep up the good work man!

Hey ummm.... you realize this is just a pump action gun right? nothing to fancy....

Yeah but the mech is confusing

Video is up.

thanks looking nowish

kinda sorta?

hunter999 (author)2013-07-21

Great, cannot wait to see the video! =D

JonnyBGood (author)hunter9992013-07-22

Well you can see it now! =D

Knex.X (author)2013-07-20

Wow! This is quite amazing. Just add that magazine and I'd love some internals or an I'ble!

JonnyBGood (author)Knex.X2013-07-22

Video is up now!

JonnyBGood (author)Knex.X2013-07-22

hang on a sec... this just hit me. You do realize this is just a pump action gun right?

JonnyBGood (author)Knex.X2013-07-20

Thanks! I originally designed this with a side inserted magazine, like a nerf raider, but after a week of problems making the magazine and gun compatible I decided to make that lame hopper. I'm still planning to make the removable magazine for it though and I will make an ible' when I get to work right.

sandroknexmaster (author)2013-07-19

Looks epic!

Thanks as always! =D

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2013-07-19

also make a video!!! I wanna see this thing in action!

Sure, as soon as I get some time.

and are you showing to the war? it is on the 24th of August so long as it works out with Oblivitus. I am yet to hear back from him. Last I heard he was in but his friend might not go I am not sure

JonnyBGood (author)2013-07-20

I plan to post this soon. I still have intents to try to make a removable magazine for it. Regardless I do plan to post this.

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-07-19

Cool! This Zipper :P could give opponents a scare at the war!

But I thiugh you said you didn't use cut rods?! 0.o


JonnyBGood (author)nerfrocketeer2013-07-19

Well..... sometimes I don't feel like improvising, and for this thing I had built at least four prototypes before with no success. This is my seventh and final copy. After awhile I just wanted to work.
I'm sorry.

Also I do use broken pieces, just not in my competitor guns. They are ALWAYS broken piece free. =D

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