Intro: New Knex Mag Concept
It's been quite a while! I was just screwing around trying to come up with something new. This is what I got, it's a top-loading mag which shoots what are essentially musket balls (black caps attached by a green rod). I made this about 6 months ago and am finally getting around to posting it. It has an opening in one end to provide the entrance of a ram. The reason it is only a concept is because I could not find a way to move the bullets through the magazine. I took it apart prior to solving this problem. The idea I now have is to attach a string to the final cap and pull it through the mag, thus pushing them all along. The reason I am posting this is in high hopes that someone can figure out a way to incorporate this into a functioning weapon.
The bullets begin in the middle right side of the mag and migrate down to the bottom left corner, then up to the top left corner. this movement allows for a high capacity stack of ammo. As to how much, I am not entirely sure because I only had enough caps for 3 bullets...
Best of luck to anyone who ventures to complete this concept.
Step 1: Left Column
This is the left hand portion of the magazine. The bullets get loaded through the top when all is said and done.
5. Another view
8,9. Another view
12. Another view
13. Close up
17. Another view
20-21. Another view
Step 2: Right Column
This would be the right hand side.
7. Another view
10. Gather/ build
11. Layer like so
12. Insert the other pieces
13-16. Another view
Step 3: Bottom
This is the bottom of the magazine.
1. Gather/ build
Step 4: Connecting the Magazine
Here is how you put the magazine all together.
1. Gather the sections
2. Grab the left side and the bottom
4. Grab the right side
6. Grab a rubber band
7. If it's too big, double it over
8. Wrap it over the rods at the base
9. Move the rubber band to this position
10. Grab some tape
11. Tape it up
12. Here is how the tape wraps around
Step 5: Loading the Magazine
Here is how to load it.
1. Make the bullets
2. Hopefully you have more than 3...
3. Get your mag
4. The bullet gets placed up at the top of the magazine like so
5. You then push it through the trap door
6. Here is how the bullets round through the bottom of the mag.
7. Fill it up to the top
Thank you so much for checking in. Good luck with incorporating it into your gun should you choose to do so.