Introduction: Simple Knex Machine Gun

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this is the most simple knex machine gun on instructables, at the moment i am making this. it only gots 4 barrels and doesnt contain lots of pices like al the other knex machine guns

Step 1: Materials

you need the next materials for the machine gun
5 grey rods
10 yelow rods
20 blue rods
13 white rods
4 green rods( ammo)
5 yellow conectors
3 white conectors
8 bleu connectors
6 purple conectors
12 orange connectors
20 grey conectors 2 way
12 grey conectors 1 way
4 rubber bands
2 grey stoppers
2 beige conectors

Step 2: Barrels

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first you need do build 4 of these

Step 3: Barrel Rotator

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then build this

Step 4: Rotating Rod

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the next thing to build is the middle rod

Step 5: Fire Mechanisme

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this is the fire mechanisme,

Step 6: Construction

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now build the constuction

Step 7: Asambling

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asamble the pices you have build as shown in the pictures

Step 8: Loading the Gun

to load the gun you pull back the blue rod in the barrel, place an grean rod in front of it and place the conector in front of that, repeat this four times and your gun is ready to fire


super knex builder (author)2011-08-03

is that a snowflake next 2 the yellow?

super knex builder (author)2011-08-03

can I substitue the grey single connectors with orange 1s?

quesoman (author)2009-06-28

kewl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NYPA (author)2009-06-26

is is a pain to load if you use medium rubber bands.

sizzam960 (author)2009-05-16

what are 2 grey stoppers

binglebeebop (author)sizzam9602009-06-24

i think the stoppers are the grey gears in the photo

narutokid201 (author)2009-05-30

why does it matter if its a machine gun or a gatling gun, if u dont have to cock it each time, its a machine gun, so a gat is a machine gun

sizzam960 (author)2009-05-16

works but add air soft bbs to make them spread like a shot gun

RocketPenguin (author)2009-04-09

kool i love it but try make it shoot more

RocketPenguin (author)2009-04-08

ok .

mettaurlover (author)2008-06-21

that is a GATLING gun, NOT a machine gun.

SNIPERDUDE (author)mettaurlover2008-07-26

A Gatling Gun IS a machine gun. Actually, the first machine gun I believe.

bighead5454 (author)SNIPERDUDE2009-01-06

technically the romans made the first machine gun they had a ballista which loaded and cocked itself back just like a machine gun so they really made the first machine gun

SNIPERDUDE (author)bighead54542009-01-07

Technically, you're right. Well, was it a semi-auto or full?

bighead5454 (author)SNIPERDUDE2009-01-08

full it shot reloaded itself pulled the string back by itself then shot

SNIPERDUDE (author)bighead54542009-01-09

nice, any links you can send?

bighead5454 (author)SNIPERDUDE2009-01-10

no i read it in a book about romans then when i looked back at the book i can never find the part that tells about it but i no the book said it

agent47. (author)2009-01-07

awesome gun!! can you make a chain for this??

bighead5454 (author)2009-01-06

a gatling gun is a type of machine gun

Miles Tails Prower (author)2008-12-27

Why is it so flimsy?

Capt. Fat (author)2008-12-19

I Made A Few Mods to Mine.

SNIPERDUDE (author)2008-09-09

Well, the reason they are quite different (in some opinions) is because they are different in design. But it only makes sense for the design of machine guns to evolve over time - it was the first after all. The reason it did evolve was because they were too heavy to carry by one man, so later replaced by recoil systems. It would be a (Gatling) Machine Gun - it is only called that because of the man who invented it, Dr. Richard J. Gatling.

But don't forget the M134. One man can carry it. The gun weighs 15 kilograms in total. That is not that much isn't it?

Well remember that when the Gatling was invented it was fairly large, it was commonly mounted on vehicles and other means. Like other machine guns the Gatling has also evolved over time - resulting in guns like the M134, a machine gun and a Gatling gun nonetheless.


And even the M134 is a heavy machine gun among others.

rexdino5 (author)2008-07-18

Can u plz change it

rexdino5 (author)2008-07-18

hey can you put picture of the pieces. People have different colored rods and connectors you know

builder968 (author)2008-06-30

IT DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bartboy (author)2008-05-18

please make step 5 better!

Tmbo17932 (author)2008-05-17

This iz a great gun!!! I made it and it iz very powerful!!! Good Job! P.S. have u thought of making it motorized?

kirdaiht (author)Tmbo179322008-05-18

no, because i don't have an knex motor

Tmbo17932 (author)2008-05-17

Forget my first comment! I got it!!! It iz a great gun! i totally recommend making it! P.S I have added to ur design! ;) Thanx!!!!!

Tmbo17932 (author)2008-05-17

what does it shoot?

kirdaiht (author)2007-08-27

i know, it is not somting special, but it is a lot more simpler to build than other knexguns. most of them use 1000 knexpices and need 3 hours to build. this needs less then 100 pices and can be done in 15 minuits

bedbugg2 (author)kirdaiht2007-08-27

thisnot being nasty or anything but we arent trying to make simple things we are trying to make new and more intresting guns this might help

combot55 (author)bedbugg22008-05-03

actually, ever hear 'Bigger isnt better'? small simple and powerful. that gun would be perfect. not making 500bazillion+ guns that shoot a foot. killerks was small. i got mine to shoot thru drywall.

bedbugg2 (author)bedbugg22007-08-27

hmmm why did i post 2 links?...

abalone4 (author)2008-04-27

sweet its a pretty nice range at least

BRANDYN99 (author)2008-04-04


COCOKITTY (author)2008-02-11

Yeah ill build it!!!!

COCOKITTY (author)2008-02-11

It looks hard but I might try to build this it seems cool

Darth Trainman (author)2007-08-27

Well, it is smaller than my beginner MG but mine is much more stable and useful. I believe the only things here to use 1000 knex pieces are the vortex (maybe) and Project Deux (950+)

project deux?

The ball machine...

oh ya i forgot about that

Easy Button (author)2007-08-27

Boring.. second comment.

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