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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


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.

Killer safe cracker got bolt action wrong : /

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

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.


Dude stop Spamming on Instructables.com!!

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

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

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

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.

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.

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".