Intro: Bijou: a K'nex Rifle
Bijou, a word meaning small and elegant, describes this rifle perfectly. Bijou is a CQB (Close Quartes Combat) weapon; although it looks a little bit big, when resting the shorter stock on your shoulder, you've got a pretty close-to-your-body kind of weapon.
It's also built for:
A Fast Rate of Fire (Bijou's fast rate of fire comes from its minimal band requirement and firing pin placement; the firing pin has a track to slide down, and minimal bands makes it easier to pull it back quickly.)
Innovation (The innovative thing about Bijou is that the firing pin isn't stopped at its tip like most guns, but is instead stopped at the back of the pin. This allows there to be less stress on the firing pin, resulting in an easier to use weapon. I thought of the idea when I saw Fred the Penguin's (formerly Logic Boy's) Logic Bow. When I saw the concept, I started thinking about it, and then, one thing led to another, and then I thought of my own concept; this is the result.)
Looks: In my opinion, it looks pretty darn cool, but I guess that it's all subjective.
Bijou is also the name of a song by Queen, and as you may have guessed if you've seen my other uploads, it's the gun's theme song. If you want to listen to it, it's here.
Also, credit for the handle goes to Dr. Richtofen.
I hope you enjoy!
Update: The new profile picture and last two pictures are the newest version of Bijou; I redid the front/ barrel part of the gun so it would be sturdier.
Update: I'm tinkering around with the gun a lot, and many internal and external mods are being made to this gun; even the latest picture(s) will not be the most current, as I will most likely have changed it a little, and you should probably expect that more changes will be made to Bijou as time goes on.