Knex Rifle: Famine Internals

About: I used to build with K'nex. Now I am in the process of joining the United States Army as an 11x.

SemiImportant Note: I took all the dog pictures today so they are up to date, enjoy. :)

OK, so I thought I would post one more gun on this platform before you guys get to sick of it. It is a single shot rifle with improvements over the other versions of this. For one, the handle is more comfortable, the pin guide is connected to the body better and no longer needs a broken piece. Also, the back of the weapon is reinforced so you can use more bands. The trigger is even easier to pull and the top of the receiver has a rail for nerf attachments or a knex scope. (Thanks, myOmy) The rail also serves as a rear sight. Also, I have some pictures of the weapon with a sight that can be adjusted for elevation. The gun can have just about any type of sights you want, for example you could add a y clip to the end of each red rod for standard looking rear sights.

Famine has a top loaded breach that will accept both connectors+rods or rods. It can fire many different connector+rod variations and also anything from a blue rod to a grey. Just a warning, the blue rods can be inconsistent shooters. The breach could be modified to shoot blue rods better or shoot white rods. You can put a single silver spacer on a rod to act as a shell, but since the gun does not have a magazine friction problem, it does not make much of a difference. The shell ejecting is still pretty cool though.

Range is about 65 feet with yellow rods and two NEW 117 bands, and 50 with blue rods, 55 for grey rods and connector+rod combos, and 60 for red rods. It has never failed to fire a round. The reinforced back allows for 4 doubled 117 bands, and the pin guide keeps the pin from bending... much.

The downfall: Accuracy. This is a common problem with rod shooting guns. It is still good enough to plink at cardboard boxes around the house though.

The reason is because some of the mods can be put on Aggression or Epidemic to improve them.

All in all, this is a very descent weapon and I hope you have as much fun with it as I did. It is officially (wait for it...) CORGI APPROVED!!

FUN FACT: If you have read this and not built the gun, and it seems the jugular vain in you neck suddenly feels very vulnerable, it means that a corgi is preparing to do the gruesome deed of devouring you. If this happens, grab the knex and build or suffer a unhappy end. Maybe.

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    30 Discussions


    4 years ago

    Thank you, it does look a bit like sweet revenge, huh? Do you know what happened to Dark Owl? His last comment was 6 months ago.

    I may try to vary the colors in future weapons, my latest idea is a lever action hammer gun. The idea of charging a hammer with a lever seems much more reasonable then charging a pin with a lever. I don't know how that will turn out, though.

    5 replies

    The lever action hammer gun sounds like a cool idea! i have never seen that good of a hammer gun so it would be great if you could make one!

    Thanks, do you like the gun?

    I already tried the hammer concept, but I did not try very hard... yet. For now i have been messing with a version of this that is only 17 inches long, but has the same stock and internals. It has a short barrel so it can shoot oodammo and can get 100+ feet with rods and 70/80 feet with oodammo and 3 117 bands. I thought Famine would be the last of this platform, but I am already thinking of building a shotgun out of it to shoot green or white rods. It has worked so well for me, it is hard to try new internals or something.

    This instructable has 100 views but no favorites, which probably means people are getting tired of the platform, but I am having lots of fun with it and that is what matters. :)

    Yes it is a nice gun i hope to get working on a gun myself but i kind of get distracted and start on a new project and never finish any thing. but i do have a base frame that i would like to build a gun on but i get started on something else and it never goes any where. i hope to make a rail action gun some time but it is sort of tricky to make rail action gun to work. Have you ever made a rail action gun? if you have any tips on how to get one to work that would be great. anyway sorry for such a long comment but i do like your gun and i hope to see the hammer gun posted!

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    Reply 4 years ago

    Thank you! I am the same as you, I start and never finish. The only reason I got the aggression platform off the ground was that I had a nice frame that I liked and a handle to match. For me to complete a project, I have to love the gun in its early stages. Don't expect the hammer gun anytime soon.
    As for rail guns, I started on one yesterday, but I didn't like how it turned out.
    I have built LT licorice, but it did not work, the rail pin blew the oodammo mag up, but after watching soulkiller's video of it working, I want to try it again. A good gun it you want to practice rail pins is selzona's skorpion. Worked quite well when I built it.
    Oh, and I actually really like long comments, they mean more to then short comments. I like reading. :)
    So don't be afraid to leave me long comments.

    Okay cool i will go check those guns out. have you made Zaks turret bow i made it and i know it is rail action but it did not work for me.