Sear Systems

I am just wondering, what are the advantages of sear systems? nightfox only said that they have superior advantages to block triggers. So what are they? Pic is the M4 carbine made by nightfox

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Sear Mechanisms

I have tried to build a sear system on some of my guns, but it is so hard! I built one that kind of worked but couldn't fit on my new rifle that i just made (i might post but has a block trigger right now). Who knows how to build one of these sears, and is it really worth it? What if a block trigger just works better?

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SEAR System

Can anyone explain how they work, and what else would be considered a NON-BLOCK TRIGGER.

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How do true sear triggers work? And are they better then regular true block triggers? And why? Answered

Yeah... So how do sear triggers work? And are they better? And why?

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wood lathe by sears-dunlap ? Answered

I have a old Dunlap wood lathe model 103 - 0602. would like to have a live tail shaft for it . or is this possible. any help would be helpful. Thanks Roger.

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Where can I find a sear system knex gun?

Can someone direct me to a reliable, powerful, clean sear system gun?

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Can a dremel cut through and shape an allen wrench, or should I use an angle grinder?

I've been wanting to get a dremel for a while now as I could use it for so many projects; however I don't know if it could handle a task like this.  Does anyone here know if it could, or should I just get the angle grinder.  I really don't want to get the grinder because I'm not too sure if i'd ever use it for anything else. I've attached an image of what I'm making for a reference.

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what is a sear triger and why does everybody talk about it? Answered

i don't know what a sear triger is and why is it so talked about and can someone give me a link to a good gun with a sear on it thanks

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Knex Survey

Just wanting some of you to take a survey... this will help me and alot of other people Remember to only pick one answer! Question 1: Which kind of gun do you like best? A: Ram gun B: Slingshot C: Gatling D: Other/Special Question 2: What trigger mechinsim do you like best? A: True Trigger B: True-Block C: Sear System Question 3: What is your favorite size of gun? A: Pistol B: Assault C: Sniper Question 4: What thickness do you like best? A: 3-4 layers B: 5-6 layers C: 7+ layers Question 5: Out of all these factors, which one of them do you think matters the most? A: Power B: Comfort C: Looks D: Other Question 6: In a knex war, which feature is the most valued? (you can pick more than one) A: Removable mags B: Rapid fire C: Revolvers D: Long range Thank you for participating in this survey! -DGM EDIT: Survey is closing january 30, Results will be up by Febuary 7

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I need help with sears 19.2 volt zap the batteries when placed in charger, it stays green and won't charge any ideas?

I zaped my batteries, put the battery pack in the charger but can't get it to charge, any ideas

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KLR3

Skunk Rifle Published: https://www.instructables.com/id/KNEX-Skunk-Rifle/ This is what I am currently working on. The KAR-1 did not meet my expectations as a magazine will always cause some friction. I have revisited an older design with what I learned working on the KAR-1.

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Best K'nex gun ratchet system?

I want to use a ratchet system(like the one on the sipriani rifle) for a new idea that i thought of, but before i start i want to make sure I'm using a good ratchet system. I haven't looked at many ratchet systems so specific names of good ones (or ones that are generally accepted as good) would be helpful.

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Are international entries accepted?

Well? I assume this is only for USA because instructables team are only giving away Sears gift cards. And Sears are only found in USA...?

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What is a knex sear trigger and does somebody has a video about how it works? Answered

I wanted to make an knex Spas 12 since it's a really epic gun. I saw some and most of them didn't have a real pump action system. So I thought I could make one on my own. I spent 3 days working but I had trouble with the trigger and pump system.  Some people said I had to use a sear trigger but I didn't understand. Help?!

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Skorpion!

I made a sear system, mag fed skorpian!!!! Working on the collapsable stock and curved mag.

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Dutch knex guns, wars and other things

I know there are some Dutch knexers here. Since Holland is quite small, maybe we can have a war or share ideas. If you are Dutch tell me and if you're interested in a war say it. Since this is ment for Dutch people i will now continue in Dutch. Als het je wat lijkt om een keer een gevecht te houden PM me dan en ik zal proberen meer deelnemers te werven. Als je weet welke mensen met knex instructables Nederlands zijn post dan even een comment. Voor een war geldt:          minimaal 12 jaar oud                                              maximaal 15 jaar oud                                              minimaal 3 maanden ervaring met knex guns                                              over de tijd, locatie, plaats en regels kan worden gediscussieerd.                                              GEEN GEWEREN DIE VERDER SCHIETEN DAN 25 METER!!!!! als je tips hebt of je wilt gewoon wat kwijt, zeg het dan P.S. Use google translate if you want to know whats written in Dutch (it's just the age, experience and requirements) P.S. If you want to say something, post your comment in both Dutch and English if possible

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Knex Rifle

I was going to post this in another forum but the pictures on the comments didn't work so here it is. it has a true trigger with a sear, there is a small rod to pull back the firing pin under the carrying handle, the sear automatically locks into place and the mag is not detachable because of the amount it wobbles.the trigger housing is a little messy and i feel the front isn't as good as it could be so i just want some feedback on what you guys think about it and how i could improve it.

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lawnmower wont start

I have a pull-lite 3.5 horsepower engine on my used sears mower, I replaced the sparkplug and still no start, I get a flooded carb, could it be the magneto?

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sewing machine repair

I dumpster scored an old Sears/Kenmore sewing machine recently and don't quite know where to start to wire it for power and replace the foot pedal. Anyone done this? Cheaply?

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I need some help with k'nex guns (sear triggers and true triggers)? Answered

Can anyone give me a tip on how to make triggers for k'nex gun,because I just made my file about a week ago,so can anyone help?

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Vanessa..Stereo speakers?

I have a late-70s, early 80s SEARS Compact Stereo am/fm radio phonograph tape system. On back, it says 80 OHM speakers hookup. What can I use for a substitution for the speakers?? Thanks, Vanessa

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Is it a current limiter or what???

when rebuilding a battery pack for a Sears cordless drill,I encountered a tiny diode or fuse or thermistor of sorts,in the wire coming from the negative pole.It appears this is only active during charging. At any rate,what is it and where do you find a new one??

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Do you need a manual for an old power tool? Try this site!

I inherited a circa 1980 Craftsman router and circa 1985 Craftsman router table from my Dad, who died last September. Since Sears seems to be on life support and I think the plug might get pulled on them, I had a look on their support pages for these manuals, while I still can. They sell parts for these models but don't have the original manuals. For a possibly similar router Sears wanted $8 for the manual. Ummm, no. This site has an awesome collection of old power tool manuals, free, and you don't have to register. http://vintagemachinery.org/home.aspx  

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How to Cook Tomahawk Ribeyes Steak

i'm gonna start off with a reverse sear and cook these indirect at 250 degrees until the steaks reach an internal temperature of between 110 and 115 degrees. After 45 minutes at 250 degrees, our steaks have an internal temperature of an 115 degrees now I'm gonna remove them and let them rest while I crank up the heat to about 600degrees. And now for the sear I'm gonna sear these for about 5 minutes per side until they reach an internal temperature of a 135 degrees. Now after a 10-minute rest that will give us a medium finish. After about 2 and a half minutes, I'm gonna give them a quarter turn for the nice hash marks. Now after 5 minutes I'm gonna give them a flip for 5 minutes on the other side. And there you have it Prime and Aged for 6 weeks Tomahawk Ribeyes. I have never had a steak this good the flavor and the tenderness and the richness is absolutely amazing! One of the best steaks I'll ever have! Thank you guys very much for watching. Learn From Video https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cook-a-Tomahawk-Ribeye-Steak/

Topic by MyChicagoSteak 


Where did the beef jerky business card 'able go? Answered

Did the authors pull it when they went public? I wanted to post a photo of my own efforts; laser seared invitations for our recent wedding. I had to make 250 of the darn things.

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what's wrong with block triggers?

What is wrong with the block trigger mechanism because I have yet to see a powerful gun without the mechanism. and the sear system has it's flaws. So what I think you hate is the mechanism and what do you think about the mechanism with the true trigger attached?

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How can I use my cordless drill on this old drill stand?

I got this at a garage sale but my Ryobi cordless drill does not fit properly into the holder/slot, it takes an old sears craftsman drill. Any ideas on how I can get it to work? Thanks.

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New Jig Saw

I just went out and bought the Craftsman Evolv Corded Jig Saw, I have yet to test it but from what reviews said its a great little tool. I got it at sears for 30 bucks. Any tips or suggestions for using it as its my first jig saw. Thanks, Clemsonguy1125

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Adjustable strobe light?

I want to utilize my old Sears induction timing light as an adjustable timing light for work. I like using a battery as it is not always easy to get 120V from anywhere near the part I am trying to see, plus the wires tend to get in the way.....rotating parts and loose wires don't always mix well. Any ideas?

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Mattress-mobile propulsion

So my friends and I have built a mattress cart. It's basically this: http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/07180002000 with the sides down and support bars with a mattress and a box spring on top... So my question is: We need a way of making it go i.e. a motor or pedals or something. It can be gas, man, or electrically powered. Does anyone have any ideas?

Topic by alecaim 


Before I can start to build the internals...

Before I can start to build the internals, I need to know what the people want. What kind of ammo? Who wants a sear, who prefers block? Who want a breach and bolt, who want a magazine, who wants a hopper? Mounted shotgun? Let me hear any other requests.

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New release with changed Answers format? And search capability!

Looks like there was an unannounced update over the weekend.  The new search boxes for forums and Answers are a most welcome addition; thank you!  I notice that the thumbnails have been abandoned on the Answers listing; that's probably for the best, as only more experienced users were likely to notice that you could add images at all.

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Adding an 1/8 stereo output to a single speaker. How?

I have a mono speaker record player I bought at Sears in 2005. I'm looking to add a 1/8 inch jack so I can hook it up to a surround sound system. How could I do this? In the photos the red and green wires are connected to the speaker.

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How do you cook a steak on a cast-iron grill pan? Answered

I bought a cast-iron pan with the little elevated parts to make it more like a grill since I would have to go use a community grill and usually I am just cooking for myself. I have tried different recipes and have either found it's way too done, or just not cooked right (and still cold and red in some spots). I think I am getting closer, by searing it at the highest temp my oven can get for a few minutes on each side, but for a decent cut (around an inch) it seems that isn't actually cooked, and then I put it in the oven for what I heard was a short amount of time (I like medium-rare to medium steaks) and it was very well done... Any one have any recipes that works well for them? Also how do I not fill my house with smoke when I try to sear the steak?

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Painting a Lawnmower?

Hey guys, I have an older lawn mower that I want to paint the handlebars, wheel rims, and some plastic pieces blaze orange. It's a gift for my girlfriends little brother who's birthday is in a couple weeks. I was wondering what paint I should use for it? I don't have a lot of money to play with so that is definitely a factor. I have a home depot, lowes, value home, and sears near where I live. Thanks for any help!

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HOW CAN I CONVERT LOWER VOLTAGE POWER TOOLS TO RUN ON HIGHER VOLTAGE BATTERIES?

I HAVE SEVERAL OF THE OLD SEARS VERSA-PAK POWER TOOLS THAT RUN ON EITHER 3.6 OR 7.2 VDC. THE BATTERIES ARE DEAD AND I DON'T WANT TO INVEST IN NEW ONES. I DO HAVE A 28VDC BATTERY AND CHARGER FROM A RYOBI POWER TOOL THAT IS NO LONGER NEEDED. CAN I SOMEHOW CONVERT THE 28VDC BATTERY TO EFFECTIVELY POWER THE VERSA-PAK TOOLS?

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Please Identify Weird Component.

The metal disk is a component, physically broken in an RCA f32450 tv.  The blue capacitor was sent by sears as a replacement.  Yeah, I don't think that's the right part, guys.  The component was near the  built in fuse, has very low resistance ~  3 ohms from 1 face to the other,  and used to have it's leads soldered directly to it's surface where the diagonal mark is. My theory is that it is designed to break if the tv is jarred.  Sort of a mechanical impact sensor. Does anyone else know with any certainty?

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ive got a super old jigsaw

I have an old jigsaw aperently my great grandfather used when he was young or something anyway im just trying to find out more about it. sears roebuck model 110.0401  .  so far im unable to find anyting anywhere on the internet anyone or anything that knows about this thing. not that im so much looking to sell it or anything i would just like to know more about it.. exactl how old it is and whatnot. so if anyone knows anything it would be cool to hear about it. ty

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DIY Contest

I just wanted to let everyone know about a contest where you can win a $10,000 gift card from Sears or a Samsung 46-inch HDTV just by sharing a DIY/Holiday story. It is very easy to enter! Here are the details... Project Holiday Contest Everyone has a holiday disaster tale, DIY story, or some handy tips for getting your home ready for the holidays. Visit ManageMyHome.com to upload your photos or video and let your captions tell the tale. Enter the Project Holiday contest by January 15, 2009 for your shot at winning one of 10 prize packages.

Topic by DinaC 


What should I do with this beef heart? (cooking-wise, that is :) Answered

Got a frozen beef heart at the Food Bank (times are kinda tough here in Gorframville (just like everwhere else..)), and I'm not sure how best to cook it. A slow roast to keep it tender? Sear & grill to seal the juices? Broil with salt, pepper, and a dash of balsamic vinegar; or stew up with half the contents of the pantry? I've never cooked (and only rarely eaten) beef heart before, so I'm kind of nervous about it. Any help or suggestions?

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K'nex L98A1 Questions

Ok, So I'm about to start building an L98A1. However, I don't think I should use the cocking handle assembly because K'nex is just too weak to hold up to it. My idea is to use a handle set-up like the SA80, ie. straight into the bolt. I would rather use the rail handle idea though, so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd be happy to hear them. Oh, and some design features: Should have decent range Definitely a curved mag Accurate to about 20 feet Will use a fair few pieces Will have a realistic TMH set-up: ie. Sear behind the mag.

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HEAT: A Fire Cabaret

If you haven't heard yet, The Crucible's annual summer homage to fire is moving indoors this year, transforming their industrial arts studios into a searing jazz-age underground speakeasy where fantasy and fire converge with sultry music and machinery.  Some of the best talent in the Bay Area will perform amidst artisans plying their fiery trades, and guests will be invited to explore an industrial speakeasy alight with furnaces, forges and flames.  Time to get started on getting all dolled up for the 1920's -- think flapper dresses, finger waves, tommy guns and bootlegged fire.  More info and tix at: www.thecrucible.org

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The VQS range

Hi! These are my guns that are coming out in September when i can get my camera sorted. I've actually finished the 1st one, the SS-90 and this can be found here: instructables.com/id/90_SS_Desechos_P_90. Now these will be the VQS range after the initials of the latin for 'swift and silent'; 'volitas quod silensis'. You know in car firms like Mercedes and Audi you have upgrade lines? AMG and the 'S' line respectively. Well , this is one for knex guns. So for example, the P-90 style gun will be the (VQ)90-SS . V, Q, 90 (as in P-90) ,S ,S(sears sytsem). They all have individual names as well. Here is the guns they are based on - 1. Will be the SS-LE/'Bastille'. This is an old MK. 2 Sten. It has a firing pin and a side loading mag, with a working silencer (hopefully). 2,3 and 4. This is finished ! The 90-SS/'Desechos' - Spanish for refusal. This next gun is a cross between these 2. It has a sears system and 6/10 round hopper - also TOTAL customisability. 5. Hopefully the next to be built. Will be the M-1G/'Adamantine'. An M1 Garand. 6+7. Will be the CD-94/'Flint'. A cross between these 2, although they are essentially the same. The first is a Mauser C96 'Broomhandle', the 2nd a DL44 blaster used by Hans Solo. 8+9. Will be the HM-5S/Cetaebro - Greek for dangerous shadow. These are the H&K MP5SD and the MP5 Navy repectively. Hopefully it will be a choice of 2 - real semi auto, or firing pin for proper power. A detachable silencer too. Note: 10. I could be trying to make a Henry Repeater Action .22 rifle too.

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BMSS-62v2.5 - ???

I have decided to make a forum topic for the BMSS-62 so that I can keep updating you guys on new versions of the gun. Right now there is v2.5, v2.8, and v2.9. Here are the pictures.Historyv1.0: I made a good breech-mag barrel combo with no trigger.v2.0 Used the breech-mag combo and added body with trigger.v2.2 added stock.v2.5 Added handle and reinforced mag the barrel.v2.8 Added bendys to make the gun look better. It is now able to hold dsman1's sidearm on the side.v2.9 Fixed the handle guard and made the handle comfier.

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WOOHOO!

I got a new knex set today. I got the double-sawblade ride. Now I get a whole **** load of blue rods, yellow rods, gray rods, and especially red rods (I only had 6 red rods before I got this set.)And I get much more yellow, white, blue, green, and gray connectors too. I think I may be able to build the sear rifle I have been hyping up in the chatroom for some time now. but This isnt really an end to my part limitations. I did not get a whole lot of short green rods, and the connectors only took one bag. Now my 550 tub is overflowing with the knex parts I have.Double sawblade is a good part booster.

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Jollex' DASH knex slingshot review

Jollex made a new free-flying slingshot, which was capable of shooting oodammo, and cannon ammo (yellow rod with a red con on the business end), and the trigger held the bullet, not the bands. I hadn't made many of them before so I decided to give it a 'shot'(:D). Body strenght:10/10, it has a very good crossing pattern through the whole body, that makes it extremely strong.  comfort: 7/10, the stock could have been much better, although it doesn't take away from the overall comfort, it could have been a lot comfier. The handle gets 5 of those points though, because he did a good job going out of his way to make it even comfier. Trigger  Locking mech strength: 10/10, could hold 15 64#s and then some, and you only need 3. Overall mech: 10/10, purely the fact that it was a sliding trigger could have got that, but, its a sear, and I don't really count sears as sliding triggers, but this goes even further and puts a semi ratchet at the back of the sear, which was bloody brilliant, so it deserves it. Power Bullet force:10/10, oodammo can punch through the cardboard like a blue rod punches through paper, and cannon ammo is even more powerful than oodammo.  Range:12/10, well if 90 feet got 9/10, then you can see how powerful this is (slanted of course). Bow  Strength: 9/10, it bends (using black rods) a bit with 3 #64s, but the way the bands are put on is really good, so you don't need to unhook anything, and there is not many places to get the bands tangled up in. Reloading ease: 10/10, its really easy to get the bands to cock back, and its not hard on your fingers at all. Tactics F4A attack: 1/5, running in with this singleshot is the worst thing you can do period.   F4A defence: 3/5, you better have a good sidearm, because if you miss... and you need a good base aswell. Team attack: 3/5 as long as you have someone further up then you who you can support, but don't be the one to run in headfirst. Its silent aswell, and I know a lot of people like to think they are stealthy, but truth is most of you ain't. So you have to be good.   Team defense: 5/5, finally the area it shines on. Huge range, silent, hole up in a tree somewhere with a few splodies, the Dash, and some cookies. Perfect for picking off enemy scouts and anyone who tries to get further. -------OVERALL: 90000000000/10000000000. Or, 9/10, or 9 tenths, or 4.5/5, or 90% positive. Instructable can be found here.

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new idea for a knex gun video game

I have an idea for a knex video game. basically, you have several missions at various locations and they get progressively harder. ideas for missions (easiest to hardest) -instructables HQ -golden gate bridge (the areas where mechanics go) -Beijing, china -monte carlo casino -Empire State Building -Sears tower weapons -the Dunkis TDS (default weapon at the start of level)-10 shots -Dsman's sidearm-10 shots -I_am_canadian's heavy cannon (non-movable turret)-3 shots -my Longbow SR-L crossbow-5 shots -SR-v1-5 shots -DD-27-5 shots -oodalump's machine gun-25 shots -Storm 223-15 shots -a grenade of some sort enemies have 3 hit points each except for elite commandos, who have 10. the bosses have a health meter and a shield that must be defeated first

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Cycle Skates

I once read that technology never dies.  There are people today that still make flint knives and start fires by friction.  Furthermore, these skills have been passed down generation to generation.  To prove the hypothesis, the authors got an old Sears Catalog from the 1890s and picked out two pages of stuff they had never heard of.  They found all of them still available for purchase somewhere. Why then, can I not find the Cycle Skates in this 1923 video?   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjtPn4orR9A They were apparently invented in 1870. (http://pedespeed.blogspot.com/2007/07/following-is-from-leonard-de-vries.html) I cannot find the patent info as they seem to be from France. I know in 2004 someone "re-invented" them as Chariot Skates.   Anyway, I would like to learn how to make my own 1870 / 1923 style cycle skates.    Anyone out there who can help?

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Gun in Making: Anti-Tank Rifle Mk. 2

I am posting pics of a gun I am currently making. It will be a very long gun, probably 4' 8", but I ran out of pieces, so I will not know for a few weeks. The reason I am calling it "Anti-Tank" is because it is the ONLY knex rifle I know of that can fire the 7 1/2" grey/black rods, and it is the "Mk. 2" because the first version did not work. This rifle was inspired by the anti-tank rifle from Battlefield 2142. Enjoy. If this turns out, I should have an instructable up in a month or so. Pic 1: The gun so far. Pic 2: The gun so far from the back. 6/6 UPDATE:I have designed the trigger system today. It will not be a block trigger, but a sear system, which means that it now has a true trigger. I have also added a pic of the internals, as danny suggested.

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