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What does bolt action mean??? Answered

Well I have recently began to build knex guns but Im not sure what some things mean like: Bolt-Action True-Trigger Firing pin Ram

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Killer~SafeCrackerBest Answer (author)2009-06-10

I had the same questions when I came here a few years ago but over time I found the out the answers.

Bolt action is basically a lever on the side or top of the gun that makes cocking easier. This is an example of a bolt action gun. https://www.instructables.com/id/The_Storm_220_V21_Battle_rifle/

A true trigger is a knex term that tells what kind of trigger a gun has. A true trigger is pulled like a real trigger, unlike a block trigger witch you pull or push to one side or another. Here is an example of a true trigger. https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-FX-9-Pistol-V12/

A firing pin and ram are the same thing. They hit the bullet once it is released by the trigger. Your latest gun uses a firing pin/ram. https://www.instructables.com/id/Bolt-Action-Sniper-Rifle-1/

I hope this helps.
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knexagunner (author)2009-07-03

Killer safe cracker got bolt action wrong : /

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DJ Radio (author)knexagunner2009-07-06

Well, at this point, thanks to my AR-4 v3 and 2222222539, we managed to make 2 classes of bolt action.

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lemonie (author)2009-06-10

Real bolt-action, is a manual loading system using a bolt (in that link it has a big handle on the left). This was far better that manually loading bullets one at a time, but before automatic weapons. Auto-mechanisms are similar but use recoil to move the bolt.

"True-Trigger" is (I believe) a KNEX-only term

A real firing-pin strikes the primer on a cartridge igniting the propellant inside, so doesn't really apply to KNEX.

"Ram" has many meanings, you want the KNEX definition.

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TigerNod (author)lemonie2009-06-14

All 4 are knex terms too.

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halo99 (author)TigerNod2009-10-19

Dude stop Spamming on Instructables.com!!

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TigerNod (author)halo992010-02-10

Are you going to reply anytime soon? If you call me a spammer, I want to know why!

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TigerNod (author)halo992009-10-25

Spamming? What the hell are you talking about?  Do you even know what "spam" is?

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Merugop (author)2009-08-19

What's cocking? and are there little guns with bolt action because i don't got much knex (only 65 half moon's

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bounty1012 (author)2009-07-28

True trigger means that a gun is pulled down like a trigger on a real gun instead of pushed to the side, those type of guns are called block triggers. Bolt action means a gun is cocked back like a sniper rifle when it has to eject the shells. Im not quite sure what a firing pin is yet but, a ram is the rod that is connected to a rubber band that hits the ammo causing it to be fired out of the barrel.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-06-25

Bolt action is something like my AR-4 v3. You have to pull it back, but then push the bolt forward to load the ammo into the main chamber True trigger is a trigger pulled like the trigger on a real gun. It has to block the barrel though. The other 2 are a bit too obvious.

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TigerNod (author)2009-06-14

Bolt action: A knex gun with a firing pin\ram and with a magazine. Also known as a "repeater" True trigger: I trigger that you pull like rou would on a real gun Firing pin\ram: A rod that gets into the barrel to push the bullets forewards using rubber bands. Also known as a "bolt", "firing rod", or "pin".

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