Introduction: ZipDart (KNEX Gun)
Early 2017 Edit: I know I've been in hibernation for like a year or so but I'm now hard at work on a V.2. It should have a more robust bolt (more of a slide, actually), it'll have a greater band travel, and it'll be bullpup ('cause why the heck not :P...for real though, the trigger would have to be more complicated if I put the mag in front of the trigger...you'll see when I post it.) Still uses the same rounds, and hopefully the same mag as V.1.
So...the wimp in the slingshot/railgun knex armory section in many traditional ways...except one. This is a magazine fed, bolt action repeater. Yes. I know. I don't know what to make of it either. Let's go into features, and then my gripes so far
acceptable looks IMO
internally pushed mag
high capacity mag for its size (8-10rd)
bullpup! front mag, but because of the bolt the chamber is actually behind the trigger
hard to pull bolt back sometimes
non adjustable stock (was hoping I could)
range not amazing for a slingshot, only fair for a railgun
I'm going to post full instructions as soon as I can, so stay tuned!