Introduction: Epidemic 5.56 Instructions

About: I used to build with K'nex. I have many really good memories of what the K'nex building community on here used to be. Now I don't build and my dog is dead. Killerk's original K'nex gun is the best ever made, …

Pull pin back. Pull trigger. Let go of handle. Pull back the pin. Pull trigger. Repeat until magazine is empty. Gets old pretty fast, huh? With my clever little charging handle, you can hold the handle with one hand and pump the handle back with great speed and fire. ROF is insane compared to most simple pin guns. Nothing like blasting though a entire magazine in a few seconds. With this the removable magazine, this is a great close quarter combat weapon. It is more accurate then a rod shooter, but that does come at the cost of the lower availability of rod ammo. So, lets get to the pros and cons. PLEASE COMMENT AND SUBSCRIBE.

Just a FYI, this is NOT a bolt action.


Looks sick, as some would say.

60 foot range.

Great ROF.

Charging handle. (A lot like Zaks, so credit to him, I guess.)



Fun to shoot.

Good mag capacity.

Removable mag that locks into the gun.

Nice handle. (Thanks Dunkis!)

Sturdy. (Sorta)

Not many blue rods sticking out.

Smooth trigger.

Slick action.

Interesting sights.


Small possibility of the rounds not feeding if the mag pusher is banded.

Nothing really new.

Handle may be a bit small for some folks.

Dry fire with more then one band is not a good idea.

Step 1: Part List

The pictures are of my corgi!

Green rods: 324

White rods: 84

Blue rods: 8

Red rods: 3

Black rods: 2

Yellow connectors: 107

Green connectors; 20

Red connectors: 46

Grey connectors: 9

Orange connectors: 21

White connectors: 14

Blue connectors: 6

Black wheels: 2

Tan clips: 7

Blue clips: 3

Full hinge: 1

Black hinge halves (Should be grey connectors): 2

Blue hinge half (Should be grey connector): 1

Blue spacers: 12

Sliver spacer: 1

Y clips: 10

Female socket joints: 2

Grey clips: 14

Grey gears: 2

Cut white rods: 6 :p

#64 bands: 5

#117 band: 1

Step 2: Build a Body Workshop

Enjoy the cool pictures of plastic and plywood!

Just follow the image notes and have fun.

Step 3: Handle

The handy handle. :p

Step 4: Magazine and Bands and Finishing Up.

So add all this stuff.

To use, load the magazine with grey clips + green rods. Put the band on the magazine pusher, and pull the charging handle back. Push the handle back to the starting position and pull the trigger. Repeat, and have fun with Epidemic!