K'NEX Stoner 63

About: K'NEX gun builder here at Instructables. More or less retired from the community, but I still pop in now and again.

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.

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    Oh, lol, I was talking about ideas that I have. I'd love to build all of those guns, plus another 100 or so. =D

    Ideas for you? Hmm... A PP200 could be interesting, a Bren MKII would be lovely, and, as always, I'd love to see you build a FAMAS.

    From my point of view the magazine should be in the correct place like a real Stoner 63 but you have done a very good job as it does look similar to the British "Bren" and the Japanese "Type 99" which were both used in WW2 and speaking of WW2, my next creation/instructions will be a WW2 gun and also have you had a chance to look at my Peacekeeper.

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    the japanese stole the system of the bren and the sten, both from brittian,

    you can see the systems back in the typ100 and indeed the type99

    I don't mean to poo all over your gun history, not at all, but if by "that" time period you mean the '20s-'40s then that's not quite right. The original LMG that inspired top-loading guns such as the Type 96/99 and Bren was the ZB vz. 26. designed in 1923. The Bren was designed in 1935 and the Type 96 in 1936.

    But anyway, I took a look and yeah, World Guns made it confusing. I was sure I saw it before too, and then convinced myself I was wrong, when really he only reported on the belt-fed version on the ARs page but then yes there's a top-loading version on the MGs page. So yes, I wasn't going crazy originally. My bad.

    I think I get where the confusion is. This is actually a Robinson Armaments M-96 which was designed after and thus looks an awful lot like the Stoner 63, and it has the Bren configuration seen here, but I don't believe the original Stoner 63 did.