Introduction: ZipDart (KNEX Gun)

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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

Features:
bolt action
acceptable looks IMO
mag release
internally pushed mag
high capacity mag for its size (8-10rd)
reliable (ish)
quiet
~80ft range
bullpup! front mag, but because of the bolt the chamber is actually behind the trigger

cons:
sometimes jams
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!

Comments

dynamite_kid (author)2017-08-31

cool like the look of it aswell

sandroknexmaster (author)2015-08-16

Nice!

CorgiCritter (author)2015-06-30

Fair range for a railgun?? We have enough trouble building one that works, and 80 feet is wonderful! Great job and keep 'em coming, we need more guns like this!

Dreamwave (author)CorgiCritter2015-07-05

Posted!

Dreamwave (author)CorgiCritter2015-06-30

it seems I made the rail pin gun you were talking about to a limited extent...do you call dibs on making that first or can I make that after posting instructions for this?

CorgiCritter (author)Dreamwave2015-06-30

What rail pin do you mean? As in one where the pin goes all the way into the stock? If course, feel free to build and post one.

Dreamwave (author)CorgiCritter2015-07-01

will do!

CorgiCritter (author)Dreamwave2015-07-01

I might just try it myself too. :) We can never have too many railguns.

Dreamwave (author)CorgiCritter2015-06-30

thanks! I really worked for a while on this.

CorgiCritter (author)Dreamwave2015-06-30

You're welcome. :)

Dreamwave (author)CorgiCritter2015-06-30

and when it comes to rail guns making it shoot as far as a slingshot is pretty easy, I thought it was only OK for one. range wise my forward assist gun is way better

Dreamwave (author)2015-07-05

I got instructions up if you want to build it :)

Dreamwave (author)2015-07-05

Instructions are up!

Dreamwave (author)2015-07-05

Instructions being uploaded as we (just I actually rn) speak

Dreamwave (author)2015-07-05

working on instructions as we speak, they will take a while to post though

Dreamwave (author)2015-07-05

instructions hopefully coming today if I can get to it

Dreamwave (author)2015-07-01

yeah, on a shot where the bullet doesn't wobble it easily does as it doesn't have the weight of the pin that it has to move, just that of a small shuttle and the bullet.

Knextremely stupid (author)2015-06-30

Cool gun man I allways look forward to your postd

thanks!

Knextremely stupid (author)2015-07-01

Is it a bolt action with like a charging handle or like a gun bolt or the bolt that has two firing pins

the bolt is that row of my range connectors. it pulls like a foot or so out of the back

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