Blast From the Past: Knex EZM (Experimental ZKAR Mod)





Introduction: Blast From the Past: Knex EZM (Experimental ZKAR Mod)


This is one of my older projects that I have not published on ibles until just now.  This project is basically an original take of the ZKAR, replacing the bolt on it with a handle pump.  It's about 11 layers thick in the handle pump part, but it's still fairly lightweight and portable.  The handle has knobs on it to make it comfortable, and the stock is curved to conform to your shoulder, and you can reload the mag with a breach in the side due to a mag mod bitz came up with.

I re-created the handle and took pictures of it.  I make no guarantees that it is accurate, although I tried my best to make sure it was.  The gray rod serves as the bolt in the gun, which pushes a bullet from the mag into the chamber.

I had internal pictures, but unfortunately lost them because of a glitch at KI.  I had to remove the photos from my computer in one of my periodic clean-ups to save space.  However I do have a video of it in action:



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    I'm lazy. I don't knex anymore. I don't have this gun anymore.

    That's 3 reasons which I guess contradicts the first, but they're valid enough.

    Great job as always DJ, eleven layers is a defianate PRO. And when exactly did you build this (by the origional pictures I'm guessing about 2009)?

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    hey guys i just built a quadruple tr 8 and i was wondering if i should post or not. each turret rotates after they r all out making 32 shots gets about 50 ft of range even though its a tr :(

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    If you are wanting to advertise your guns don't do it on someone else's ible. Also we already have a TR36, meaning more shots using less space than your setup.

    Thats a nice gun you have there. i absolutely loved the ZKAR but the magazine didn't work for me. many people say it has the best handle ever but i think it was crap.

    I have always loved the ZKAR. I still do, since I dislike turrets. This seems like a worthy follow up for me. I would love to see instructions.

    Personally I'm not a great fan of the pump-handle, I have used it once or twice on my friend's turret-handle rifle. I experienced the rate of fire actually decreased instead of increased, since I had to move my finger from the trigger each time I pumped back the handle. So perhaps a more conventional pump would be better for me, but that's just my opinion. Pumps are awesome, that's for sure.

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    For me, the handle pump got a faster ROF than the ZKAR, because you can have your second hand on the foregrip instead of the cocking pin, resulting in better accuracy. As for the finger trigger thingy you mention, just keep your finger straight while pulling the handle pump back and forth.

    Hm, I see. That is true. However I think a real pump would be even faster. (It would be longer, but length don't matter I think.)

    Yeah, but to be honest I dont give a damn about length. ;-)

    Nice gun btw. Too bad it does not work...

    Thanks. I was at least happy the pump worked. It was worth it just to cock it and dry fire over and over, SOOO SATISFYING!!