Many consider John Moses Browning to be the father of modern firearms, after all, he invented the FN Hi-Power, the M1911, and the Browning BAR. Others would say that Mikhail Kalashnikov, the AK-47 engineer, is the father of modern firearms, mostly because there have been over 300 million AK-47s (many are derivations) made in the last 67 years. In my opinion, however, the father of modern firearms would have to be Eugine Stoner. In the first place, he created the predecessor of one of the most popular rifles of all time, the M16. That predecessor being the Stoner 63.
I decided to go with the "Bren Gun" lool, and make this K'NEX replica a Stoner 63A LMG. This meant that I had to make the mag well up on top of the gun, which created a whole new set of problems. In the first place, I had to make sure the barrel was wide enough for the bullet to fit through, not to mention that it had to be able to attach to a fake barrel, which was rather difficult to engineer. However, it finally came together, and this is my Stoner 63.
- Great pin-pull distance
- Really nice sights
- Sturdy magazine
- Reliable magazine well
- Three sight options for close, medium, and long ranges
- Great range: 60 - 80 ft.
- Great stock
- Comfortable grip
- Smooth and reliable trigger pull
- Sturdy overall body
- Removable barrel for performance
- Overall length of 40 in.
-The Red Book of Westmarch
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