Introduction: Simple Knex Gun

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this is a simple knex gun that doesn't use many pieces. it can be strong with the right rubber bands and it has to be made well. ps this is my first instructable and my first knex gun so be nice.

Step 1: The Pieces You Will Need

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here are the pieces you are going to need to build this gun.
right angle pieces: 25
yellow rods: 3
red rods: 1
blue rods:1
orange connector: 2
grey rod:2
rubber band:1

Step 2: Making the Barrel

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you are going to take 24 out of the 25 right angle pieces and start connecting them in between the 2 grey rods.

Step 3: Making the Handle

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this step is simple you take the 3 yellow rods and 1 of the orange connectors and attach them so you have a rod on each side and one in the middle.

Step 4: Making the Ram

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all you will need here is the other orange connector, a red rod and a rubber band. your gonna attach the orange connector to the red rod and put the rubber band through the center hole of the connector.

Step 5: Attaching Handle to Barrel

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to attach the barrel to the handle you take a yellow rod on the handle and start clicking it down the bottom- middle of the barrel on the side with more of the grey rod showing. (Don't let the middle rod of the handle fall out.) while you are clicking the first one down the second one will want to follow it so click the middle yellow rod and last yellow rod so that the first one is down the barrel about 2 1/2 inches, middle one about 2 inches and the last one down the barrel around 1 1/2 inches.

Step 6: Attaching Ram to Barrel

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The front of the gun is the part with more grey rod sticking out and the side the handle is closer to. Take the yellow rod farthest back from the front and un-attach it from the orange connector but don't move it down the barrel. take the 2 loops of the rubber band and slide them down that so they are touching the barrel. then re-attach the yellow rod to the orange connector. then slide the red rod of the ram into the back of the gun. This will make the rubber band taut. Also the rubber band will not come off of the gun without something being un-attached.

Step 7: Making the Bullet and Firing

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the bullet is simple. you just attach your last red right angle piece to the blue rod on the middle connector slot. to load you slide the bullet blue rod side first into the front of the gun. it will stop because the red ram will get in the way just let it rest on the ram. to shoot, hold it by the handle, barrel side up, and pull back on the orange connector piece of the ram. tilt the gun back so the bullet falls back until it gets caught by the right angle piece make sure the bullet is all the way in and the ram is not touching it because it is farther back in the barrel. now aim at something and let go of the orange connector piece. it will shoot much better when the gun is parallel to the ground. Have fun and try things out there are many things you can add to this gun. please post what you did so the rest of us can try it too.


tinyhooman (author)2016-09-07

is an arrow gun

Dutchj (author)2007-09-17

did u ever look around here? There is guns like this ALL over the place. It has been done a hundred times, the only difference on this is that it doesnt have a trigger. I don't normally mind these guns being posted, but please don't post a gun that already exists in a group, because it's just plain spam. If you build guns like this, don't bother posting please. It will just overflood instructables, and cause people to be mad at people that post these kind of guns. As well as people who don't build knex guns coming to complain by commenting or posting in the forum, which is also spam. Please get over the fact that KillerK already perfected this kind of gun, and that there is already a lot out there. Thank you

darthunicorn1998 (author)Dutchj2015-02-06

If this ible is spam, what does that make Dutchj's comment? Spam squared? Lets try to be constructive here, it's why we like this site.

oodalumps (author)Dutchj2007-09-17

You said it well. People seriously need to stop posting Knex guns like this.

captianchase (author)Dutchj2007-09-17

i agree, but there is no such thing as perfect

Dutchj (author)captianchase2007-09-17

Probably not,but as long as a gun has nothing new to offer, people shouldn't post it.

liamjohnson (author)2009-08-02

that gun took mi 10 mins u must b realy slow lol i found it funny shooting mi older sister SUPER LOL

CheezConquerer (author)2008-07-06

took my a while to make it... but then it was fun shooting my brother!!! hehehe

Mr.Sandman (author)2008-03-15

simple and very fun I like it!

Mr.Sandman (author)Mr.Sandman2008-03-15

although it is virtually impossible to fire down

Rugby_dude (author)2008-03-07

I made a much better gun (although some of u will still think it sucks) and ill post it if i feel like it

onizuka2 (author)2008-03-06

itsh awshome! it shoots like 10 feet fair!

onizuka2 (author)2008-03-06

im gonna make this,il post again end tell you if its good or bad

Rugby_dude (author)2007-09-16

tell me if u make it and if u like it or not, but be nice

Daniel662000 (author)Rugby_dude2007-09-18

this isn't very good -1 rating sorry, there are just to many of guns like this that are better.

gunmanx (author)Daniel6620002007-09-21

dude! u posted 2 guns that are block triggers

cobra (author)gunmanx2008-02-06


aboc5 (author)2007-10-30

an OK first try but try to stay away from block triggers

cobra (author)aboc52008-02-06


cobra (author)cobra2008-02-06

seriosly though it's an alright begginers gun.

wussap (author)2007-10-16

what a peice of schmuck

Mike Cortes (author)2007-09-22

spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaam so when you pull it back, then you put the "bullet" in. if it is powerful how do you put the bullet in and hold back the firing pin, and adding a scope dont make it better. ok my first instructale aint that great but at least there arent many on the site.

ashchetm (author)2007-09-16

Im pretty good at gun designing, made a few guns (i will be posting my new rifle soon!) and everyone starts out with a gun like this; simple everything, and thats good. youll get better in time, next thing ya know youll be building a sniper or somthing :)

captianchase (author)ashchetm2007-09-17

doesnt mean they have to post it (i started out this way, but i had enough sense not to post)

iKill (author)captianchase2007-09-17

acculy not everyone does, mepains first gun is still a very good gun, even compared to many peoples that were posted after knex guns got good

captianchase (author)iKill2007-09-17

his first posted gun, i bet the first knex gun he ever made was like this

Mepain (author)captianchase2007-09-18

Actually the first gun that I ever made was oodalumps' semi-auto.

iKill (author)captianchase2007-09-17

who said we were talking about posted gun... i was backing u up don't get offended.

knexguy (author)2007-09-17

1. Why are you posting another copy? what is so special about it? 2. Why is this posted in life?

Rugby_dude (author)2007-09-16

im actually designing a scope for it as we speak

captianchase (author)Rugby_dude2007-09-17

just about anyone on this site could put a scope on this thing in 30 seconds

Rugby_dude (author)2007-09-16

did u try making it? if u did please tell me what u think

Rugby_dude (author)2007-09-16

yep i did but it didnt work out so well

darth acexxacer (author)2007-09-16

u could mount the scope on the 2 grayrods at the end

Rugby_dude (author)2007-09-16


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