Failed K'NEX AK-12

About: K'NEX gun builder here at Instructables. More or less retired from the community, but I still pop in now and again.
When TheDunkis asked me to build an AK-12, I thought it was a great idea. And so, I threw my self into the process... with one slight problem. I could not decide how thick to make the body. After multiple tries (at least 3), I came up with this one... and I am not happy with it, and so, I "quit." Even though I am not happy with it, you guys might gain something from it, and so, I post.

It was hard to shoot, as the trigger had problems pulling the pin block away from the pin, the handle was not as sturdy as I might have liked, the front area was rather inaccurate looking, and the stock is missing the cheek-rest.

  • 50/50 looks
  • Banana magazine
  • Correct length (37 in.)
  • AK-like sights
  • Comfortable handle
  • Nice trigger guard
Tell me what you guys think... and you might want to tell me where I went wrong. (Enjoy)

-The Red Book of Westmarch



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    58 Discussions


    i'm building the gun but i'm a little stuck with the internals like how is the barrel and the stock attached to the gun and how does the trigger work
    can you help me out a little ????


    5 years ago

    I have an interesting gun chose for u... The kh2002

    1 reply

    Did you not like the thickness. :P Cause, hate to break it to you, Red, but all the guns you have built have the sane thickness.

    It looks nice to me, but I guess I'm not a rifle model builder, so... I don't know what else to say. :P

    8 replies

    Well, the thickness of an 5-layer K'nex gun (sorry, I don't know how to explain this without being stupidly technical) is 5-layers. You have said that some guns weren't accurate because of thickness although they are all a blue rod long.

    It doesn't make sense, Red. :P
    (At least to me)