Introduction: Knex Light Hybrid Crossbow

this is my first instructable so please be consrtuctuive with your comments and leave your is a hybrid (hybrid means a cross between to things) crossbow/sniper as it has a crossbow look and design but sights and trigger like a sniper (although most real snipers dont use block triggers).
28 blue medium rods
4 grey long rods
4 black long rods
4 long red rods
4 small white rods
1 tinys green rod
2 yellow 1/2 white circles
6 tand 1 clip connectors
17 grey 1 clip connectors
85 red 3 clip connectors
59 green 4 clip connectors
4 1 clip
ball joint connectors ( 1/2 a ornag 2 clip connector
can shoot 60-70+ feet
black (sharpened if you want ) rods as grey rods bend and snap easier.


Step 1: Crossbow Arms

crossbow arms:
pic1-make this by atatching 17 red connectors to a grey rod and sapcing them like this.
pic2-there is 11 of these. they are green connectors with a blue rod atatched.
pic3-atatch them all onto the part you made in pic1.
pic4-looks similar to the other one but its the other side so follow the steps carefully.
pic5-make 11 of these. they are green connectors with a blue rod atatched.
pic6-atatch them all to teh part you made in pic4

Step 2: Crossbow Barrel and Block Trigger

crossbow barrel and block trigger:
pic1-atatch 6 red connectors onto the two grey rods and then slide on the block trigger.then add and another 10 red connectors in the same way as the first 6.
pic2-atatch these green connectors in this spacing order.
pic3-then add these ones on the other side (don't get confused ive only turned the barrel around).

Step 3: Attatching the Arms to the Barrel

attatching the arms to the barrel:
pic1-clip the arm onto the side of the barrel making sure that the 4 blue rods are with the 4 green connectors and the 5 blue rods are with the 5 green connectors.
pic2-now attatch the other arm to the other side.

Step 4: This Is Just a Small Step

atatching a small green rod:
pic1-attatch a small green rod to the fron of the barrel*

*-the front of the barrel is the part which has four green connectors first.

Step 5: Adding the Sight

adding the sight:
pic1-add these to the front and back making sure these tan clips are in this position.
pic2-make 2 of these (1 for the front and 1 fort the back)
pic3-clip the two grey connector on each side onto the blue rods (at the fornt and back) a side on pic is next>
pic4-here is a side on pic. as you can see the grey 1 clip connectors are glipped onto the blue rods.
pic5-this is the same as pic 4 but from the other side
pic6-same again,just a different angle.
pic7-here you can clearly see both sights in place/position.

Step 6: The Back Handle

the back handle:
pic1-put 11 green connectors onto 2 red rods like this and in this spacing order.
pic2-then add these 9 red connectors like this.
pic3-do the same on the other side.
pic4-this handle then clips into place at the back (remember the back is the part with no small green rod attatched to the barrel.
pic5-this is a pic from the back of the gun to give you a better idea of where it clips in.

Step 7: The Front Handle

the front handle:
pic1-build this peice.its on a red rod.
pic2-another pic of pic1.
pic3-build this peice.
pic4-another pic of pic3.
pic5-another pic of pic3.
pic6-join the two peices together.
pic7-another pic of pic6.
pic8-attatch this handle to the barrel.
pic9-here you can see more clearly where it is atatched.
pic10-now youre almost finished this is what your gun should look like just now....i hope it dose =)

Step 8: The Elastic Band and How to Fit It

the elastic band and how to fit it:
pic1-here is a pic of the elastic band i used.The knot is not needed it was just left over from my last gun.
pic2-fit it like this.
pic3-loading the ammo and another pic of the elastic band.
pic4-another pic of the elastic band.

Step 9: Loading and Firing

loading and firing:
pic1-load the ammo (you can sharpen it if you want). black rods are stronger so try and use them.
pic2-pull the rod back and make sure the elastic band dosent ping of.
pic4-destruction from another angle.

Step 10: The Finsihed Gun

the finished gun:


mrpowerful made it!(author)2008-12-06

Um... how is this possibly a light crossbow. And i hate to break it to you, but all crossbows have triggers. Just lettin you know.

gunmanx made it!(author)2007-09-28

crossbow + sniper = this??? i dont think soo this looks like a knex pizza box lollol minus 1 rating dude this isnt cool

ninjaimasta made it!(author)2008-02-20

have you built it?

Revva made it!(author)2007-09-10

I recon it looks pretty cool. I haven't built it, but I think it might go pretty well, but if theres a trigger or whatever, take it off and just pull it back like a bow and arrow and it'll probably work better.

stf13 made it!(author)2007-08-20

Rocket launcher coming pictures of the actual gun have been posted incase it is copied but i can show you the destruction it made ( just look at the hole on the left hand-side). once the rating of this gun goe sabove 5 i shall post so theres something for you to ai for...

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gunmanx made it!(author)2007-08-17

lol not cool i agree with danny lol this is kinda crappy srry

stf13 made it!(author)2007-08-07

oh yeh and killer k,if you had of built my gun or even read it porperly then youd notice its a hybrid - hybrid meaning a cross between 2 things. this is a crossbow hybrid of a crossbow and sniper.
and yes it shoots stuff and it shoots stuff far unlikethe killer k pistol which shot a bullet about 10m.

killer+k made it!(author)2007-08-11

10 meters u must suck with his pistol i got his to go 136 feet with a costom sniperrod so idk wat ur talkin about and u say this is a combo of a crossbow and sniper dude this looks like a sheild combined with box mag frm a SAW machine gun lulz

Whaleman made it!(author)2007-08-07

KILLERK or killer k?

Kaiven made it!(author)2007-08-06

i wont flag you cause i know you normaly dont act this way... probly want to delete your comment, or say "sorry..."

Danny made it!(author)2007-08-07

stuff like this pisses me off tho when he goes and calls gorkems gun crap when its the most powerfull crossbow MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!!

killer+k made it!(author)2007-08-11

dude wickys big crossbow is way mor powerful than yours i shot mine over 130 feet with normal power wen i pulled it back realy realy far i shot it like 160+ but gorkems is good i got it to go threw to sheets of cardboard

Kaiven made it!(author)2007-08-07

my computer says you posted 57 seconds ago o.0

killer+k made it!(author)2007-08-06

dude i seen him slam people like this b4 go to that knex gun that is titled pistol and he slammed som one really bad

stf13 made it!(author)2007-08-11

id just like tom say sorry to anyone i annoyed but plz stop posting such bad would you like it if i done this to you.

Mepain made it!(author)2007-08-07

? As always I'm too late to understand what's going on...

Mike+Cortes made it!(author)2007-08-09

brick gunyour gun looks like a brick gun.

Mike+Cortes made it!(author)2007-08-09

the one in your picture. oh by the way im talking to mepain.

Loosewire%3B+SOE+Operative made it!(author)2007-08-07


justavip made it!(author)2007-08-08

this is a crossbow hahaha this suck

extreme+builder made it!(author)2007-08-07

sorry but this gun is not to good

Loosewire%3B+SOE+Operative made it!(author)2007-08-06

hahaha lol danny LMAO!

Danny made it!(author)2007-08-07

stuff like this pisses me off tho when he goes and calls gorkems gun crap when its the most powerfull crossbow MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!!

Loosewire%3B+SOE+Operative made it!(author)2007-08-07


drummer+ian made it!(author)2007-08-07

is gorkems more powerful than mine?

Whaleman made it!(author)2007-08-07

Not usually, with the first band I put on his bow it was not more powerful than yours, but with the second band I used it was more powerful.

Danny made it!(author)2007-08-07

i dont know. build it and see

smidge147 made it!(author)2007-08-06

ah ah ah danny dont forget the be nice policy you can get kicked for not being nice!lol

Danny made it!(author)2007-08-07

stuff like this pisses me off tho when he goes and calls gorkems gun crap when its the most powerfull crossbow MUCH BETTER THAN THIS!!

Loosewire%3B+SOE+Operative made it!(author)2007-08-06


stf13 made it!(author)2007-08-07

(to knexster)- you say you think its unsturdy...think again its is strong as mad...

justavip made it!(author)2007-08-07

what is this a knex bear trap lol hahaha

killer+k made it!(author)2007-08-06

yes i kinda agree with danny this isnt even a crossbow its som square thing that PROBLY shoots stuff...

T-man made it!(author)2007-08-06

awsome. 2nd comment

knexster made it!(author)2007-08-06

Looks a little flimsy but powerful. First Comment!! yay

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