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New mag idea with pictures Answered

ok so i made this knex mag that doesnt have a pusher sticking out pictures below

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erikos kostarikos
erikos kostarikos

11 years ago

maybe make the mag more "open" and then add a rubberband on the inside of the blue hinge? then let the rubberband push it up.

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 11 years ago

i made this months ago ..

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

12 years ago

i might use it in my next instructable...........but the pusher does not make it auto-load because I had to add a knob that you turn after every shot

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The Jamalam
The Jamalam

Reply 12 years ago

use a rubberband on a lever.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 12 years ago

that could help, because then the rods are not pushing on the loaded one, making for less friction.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

wow. that IS a good idea. unfortunately, it barely makes it out of the barrel.....

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

unless you add some large rubber bands on the knob

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

Reply 12 years ago

haha, the rubberbands wont work. too much friction :-(

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MI6
MI6

12 years ago

This could be very useful - ill let you know if i ever use it - great idea!

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davidturner666
davidturner666

12 years ago

that is interesting-im gonna have a play with one

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DRADIS
DRADIS

12 years ago

That's a great idea

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dutchwarlord
dutchwarlord

12 years ago

that is really cool man I build it and it works really good I gona use this is some of my my guns

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

its just a concept, you might want to mod it around a little bit

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

12 years ago

Hmm I found that with a thing enough rubberbands you can push it down from the top with a connector. The rubberband would go through the indents or whatever you call them on the ends. It's not reliable enough as far as I know to make a magazine with but it does work better than I expected. I just thought I'd throw that out there to claim the idea for credit =P no really I'll think up something.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 12 years ago

Wow horrible grammar...I wish I was using firefox right now. Alright I ment thin rubber band. I'll also explain it better. What I did any ways was put a rubberband around the connectors on one side at the top. I used a yellow (better than an orange) to push the side over the magazine down. The rubber band would go around the rods in the magazine when positioned right.

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ironman69
ironman69

12 years ago

..................WOW I never thought of that!!

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

12 years ago

Looks pretty good but limited. It would probably be easier to figure out a spring mechanism. I wonder though if we could figure out a pusher that works with rotation...then we could use rubberbands or a spring motor.

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

yeah spring is a good idea, but some or most of us don't have access to springs.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah but it is in the same position as rubber bands. Generally if you can get some rubber bands some where you'll hopefully be able to get springs. I only have one and it is way too big to fit in a magazine like this so I'm going to make my own replacement "spring" mechanism.

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

another idea is somehow make a z shaped spring, no using coils..

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 12 years ago

I know. Real magazines usually use a zigzag shaped spring. I'm searching around for common house hold items that could be formed into a Z easily and will have a long lasting life...I hate Goldilocks situations.

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Katarukito
Katarukito

Reply 12 years ago

maybe you can use bendy rods as the pusher.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah I thought of that too but they are just difficult to use. They're also two wide folded only once and I'm not sure how well you could fold it into three or four rows. Who knows it might work.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 12 years ago

Sorry for double posting but could you try something? This is just an idea before (if) I find a better solution. I only have two hinges so I can't try this but couldn't you sort of make a zigzag with multiple hinges? It would take up a lot of space but theoretically it should be able to extend more and thus store more ammo.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

Reply 12 years ago

Nah never mind I tried with the two I have and I wasn't really thinking. The hinges are longer than the magazine allows so they wouldn't have enough room.

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flames10391
flames10391

12 years ago

really cool and simple, only thing bad is that the hidden pusher takes up a lot of room but thats no problem and another thing is it only goes up to a certain height but its a really good idea