ZipDart (KNEX Gun)

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Early 2017 Edit: I know I've been in hibernation for like a year or so but I'm now hard at work on a V.2. It should have a more robust bolt (more of a slide, actually), it'll have a greater band travel, and it'll be bullpup ('cause why the heck not :P...for real though, the trigger would have to be more complicated if I put the mag in front of the trigger...you'll see when I post it.) Still uses the same rounds, and hopefully the same mag as V.1.

So...the wimp in the slingshot/railgun knex armory section in many traditional ways...except one. This is a magazine fed, bolt action repeater. Yes. I know. I don't know what to make of it either. Let's go into features, and then my gripes so far

Features:
bolt action
acceptable looks IMO
mag release
internally pushed mag
high capacity mag for its size (8-10rd)
reliable (ish)
quiet
~80ft range
bullpup! front mag, but because of the bolt the chamber is actually behind the trigger

cons:
sometimes jams
hard to pull bolt back sometimes
non adjustable stock (was hoping I could)
range not amazing for a slingshot, only fair for a railgun



I'm going to post full instructions as soon as I can, so stay tuned!

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    dynamite_kid

    1 year ago

    cool like the look of it aswell

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    CorgiCritter

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Fair range for a railgun?? We have enough trouble building one that works, and 80 feet is wonderful! Great job and keep 'em coming, we need more guns like this!

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    DreamwaveCorgiCritter

    Reply 3 years ago

    it seems I made the rail pin gun you were talking about to a limited extent...do you call dibs on making that first or can I make that after posting instructions for this?

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    CorgiCritterDreamwave

    Reply 3 years ago

    What rail pin do you mean? As in one where the pin goes all the way into the stock? If course, feel free to build and post one.

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    DreamwaveCorgiCritter

    Reply 3 years ago

    and when it comes to rail guns making it shoot as far as a slingshot is pretty easy, I thought it was only OK for one. range wise my forward assist gun is way better

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    Dreamwave

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Instructions being uploaded as we (just I actually rn) speak

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    Dreamwave

    3 years ago

    working on instructions as we speak, they will take a while to post though

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    Dreamwave

    3 years ago

    instructions hopefully coming today if I can get to it

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    Dreamwave

    3 years ago

    yeah, on a shot where the bullet doesn't wobble it easily does as it doesn't have the weight of the pin that it has to move, just that of a small shuttle and the bullet.

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    Knextremely stupid

    3 years ago

    Is it a bolt action with like a charging handle or like a gun bolt or the bolt that has two firing pins