Introduction: The Msr-5 (Mini Sniper Rifle - 5)

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this is my first knex gun. It is a mini sniper rifle to be used in places were space is limited and snipers like the sr-v1 won't fit in. It's design allows it do be carried in a backpack so it can be transported unsuspected. When you are in position, you can build it in under 30 seconds when you have trained.
You can change the stock length in about 15 seconds so you can get in to even tighter places if needed.
It uses a what I call a "zero friction barrel" so that maximum power is maintained over the small design of the gun.
It has also been made with as few parts as possible. so that also people who don't have a lot of knex can make this rifle
It was not made for looks, only for performance.
I haven't found out yet what its maximum range is yet, but I think it would be about 150-200 ft with the right rubberbands. I test fired this gun on my sister at a 15 ft distance, believe me that hurts even with only one (strong) rubberband. I think it is accurate to about 75 ft when your lucky

Step 1: The Trigger and Handle

Picture of The Trigger and Handle

Basically follow the pictures if you get in trouble let me know.

Step 2: The "frictionless" Barrel

Picture of The "frictionless" Barrel

again just follow the steps

Step 3: The Stock

Picture of The Stock

this is the stock, remember these are just the rods that make the perfect length for ME!! if you aren't comfortable with it please change the length of the stock.

Step 4: Putting It Together

Picture of Putting It Together

this is not too hard

Step 5: The Bipod

Picture of The Bipod

this is ridiculously simple

Step 6: The Scope

Picture of The Scope

this is the scope, I realy advice you use it.

Step 7: Loading

Picture of Loading

needs some skill but realy easy once you know


ssibaja (author)2013-03-17

how do you put the rubber band (picture was blurry) please help

knex sniper5291998 (author)2012-10-04

what exactly does it shoot reply quickly please

knexgunbuilder217 (author)2012-08-10

or is tht just 4 this step

knexgunbuilder217 (author)2012-08-10

in the parts list theres actully 8 white connecters instead of 4

Element Force (author)2012-06-27

if you whant a better bi-pod just build the one of the commando v3 the bipod is awsome

awesome! 5 stars! very accurate!

smuge47 (author)2010-01-15

wats the ammo?

a orange connector with a green/black rod and a half orange connector with a rounded tip

xadevox (author)2009-05-24

how many blues?

disney010 (author)xadevox2009-06-08

I think 5

riggles (author)disney0102009-07-16

lol nice try disney but im pretty sure its 6, 5 doesn't quite fit right :)

knexaddict (author)riggles2012-04-24

no, its 5

bilaliscool (author)2012-03-24

myn weapon dont shoot??
that thing that shoot cant go??
plz help!!
my english is bad:P

knexboy586 (author)2012-03-10

it looks like you took a really big sniper and made it do exersise for 2 whole years strait!Easy 5*

spark2FLAME (author)2011-01-26

This, I have to say, is probably one of my favorite knex 'ibles on the site!
1. You did a piece count! This one of the top reasons why this instructable is great.
2. Not overly complicated and no unnecessary pieces used
3. Didn't require a large amount of pieces

This is probably the 2nd rifle is was able to build because all the others required too much knex. And to be honest, this shoots alot better than many other guns that require triple the pieces.

oblina (author)spark2FLAME2012-02-21

you forgot that it doesn't use broken, sorry, "enhanced" pieces

knex builder. (author)2012-02-07


ggreenwell1 (author)2011-11-08

awesome but needs a better bipod

sniper_lover (author)2011-08-04

not the best scope i have seen but its ok

verektemongul (author)2011-05-01


shieldsam (author)2010-11-01

what does it fire

inergy (author)shieldsam2010-11-26

a orange connector with a green rod connecting the orange connector to the one slot gray connectors like..
== is orange connector, - is green rod, and = is gray connector, so it would like like

inergy (author)2010-11-26

This is an amazing Instructable. I love the handle and trigger. 5 stars easy. Continue with your work please.

knexman5778 (author)2008-10-12

Is the gray connector supposed to attach the yellow rod in the barrel?

VIPER1 (author)knexman57782008-10-23

yes it should

aidan2lime (author)VIPER12010-10-27

are there any pieces u can use instead of the orange pieces? im out

aidan2lime (author)2010-10-24

r there any different types of pieces that u can use instead of orange connectors??? im out

masteroknex (author)2008-10-25

wow this gun is amazing pros: good range ..... good ammo ..... durable ..... whenever i load i feel like im loading a real sniper ..... goes like a bullet not a lob cons: couldnt think of any

knexxpro (author)masteroknex2009-07-26

totaly agree

lorzhenk (author)knexxpro2010-10-11

yup, it's great!
thanks for making this!
It's a modding heaven!
thanks again!

kakarot1234 (author)2010-06-27

put a video on this page on loading and firing it im confused

m1n1j1mmy (author)2010-06-06

please can you explain fully how to cock and load this as i spent half an hour trying to figure it out - m1n1j1mmy

brycerogers289 (author)m1n1j1mmy2010-06-07

YOU HAVE TO PUT THE RUBBER BAND on the orange connector then pull the trigger dughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MiniBr1t (author)2010-03-30

i reckon u could make a firing pin and make a guide so then u could probably get a bit more range

Millawi Legend (author)MiniBr1t2010-05-27

 Well you obviously don't now much about knex guns.

bighead5454 (author)2010-05-15

the best, most piece-less using (dosent use much pieces) knex sniper i have seen

bighead5454 (author)2010-05-14


1 for easily modable
1 for cool looks
1 for compact design
1 for reliable (mostly) firing system
1 for just overall coolness

MiniBr1t (author)2010-03-30

oh and one thing i dont have another orange connector so would i be able to use a purple half 3d connector

MiniBr1t (author)2010-03-30

on the thirteenth pic do u need the for orange connectors or can u use something different

MiniBr1t (author)2010-03-30

on pic 8 the blue rod wif the tan clip is that one slot away from the other blue rod on the white connector

jack penny (author)2010-03-15

 does this gun fire,if so what ammo does t use?

rec0n (author)2010-02-05

This gun sucks, but it's great for a first.

smuge47 (author)2010-01-17

man i built it exactly how u said a it still falls out could you do a slidshow showing how the ammo stays in plz i would really love you if u did thanks

smuge47 (author)2010-01-16

best gun wich uses low amounts of knex awesome range the only thing i would say is that the ammo dosent stay in place when your fireing so you cant move it that much when the ammo is in so could someone please sort tht out but other than that great gun

VIPER1 (author)smuge472010-01-17

well that was also my biggest trouble when I first made the gun, but I figured it out by making a little holder for it in the barrel itself. it are the 2 orange connectors at the back with a yellow rod in the middle of them right in front of the cocking mechanism, if you don't know what I mean, check the last photo on step 7 and make sure you made the 3 combined rods in step 2 in the exact way it says on the photo's, and make sure you put them in in the right order from left to right.

hope this helps everyone with keeping the bullet in place while running/walking/whatever

fail (author)smuge472010-01-16

Do you think it would be a good gun 4 me im not too exped and dont have v much knex.

cecool (author)2009-12-15

can you help me? i don't get how to attach the rubber band(last pic), is it going through the gun? or just around the snowflakes? extra pic is usefull =D

becursed (author)2009-12-11

This gun is like a Heaven for modding and that's what im gonna do right now :D

jj65456 (author)2009-07-10

great gun took me a minute to figure out how to load but other than that great

NNEP (author)jj654562009-08-21

How did you load it?

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