Bushmaster M17s

About: I used to build K'nex guns. I'd like to think I've grown to be quite good at it, however, I've lost most of my interest in K'nex over my first couple of years in High School, but I do occasionally still come...
hey guys !
this is my bushmaster m17s replica thats like 95% perfect as a replica, and also works really well too.

up to 60 feet with 3 #28 bands
not very accurate
packs a strong punch
looks awesome
spring loaded curved mag
mag release system
safety 100% reliable
uses a lot of broken parts (though a few can be taken off, if you don't build all the mechanisms)
uses at least 11 hinges, but none are necessary (all are for looks, to resemble the real gun which i replicated)
extremely comfortable and easy to use
short ram pull

hope you guys'll like this as much as i do (and i DO)...

here's a vid of it in action:
my gun

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Step 1: Fore Grip Area

a simple step to get you warmed up...

Step 2: "scope"

another simple step.

Step 3: Handle/trigger Area

here it's starting to get tricky...

Step 4: Barrel

this part is generally a simple pattern with slight differences here and there. notice the differences... they are important.

Step 5: Stock

this is by far the hardest step, thats why it's saved for last. it contains pretty much all of the guns mechanisms (only one not there is the trigger itself). get this step over with and your done building the parts of the gun.

Step 6: Assembly and Band Placement

a simple step to end it all up with. to fire (explanation for the newbies), pull back the ram (blue rod in the gap at the back of the stock) until you here 3 clicks (1 - bullet, 2+3 - trigger). then, be careful when you shoot not to rest your face on the ram, and pull the trigger.

Step 7: Magazine

this is the curved magazine that holds 8 bullet (can be made bigger of course). if you want to make the regular magazine that is the same approximate size and can hold 10 bullets, just build it from the pics in the intro, and from the vid on my SABR v2 note on the v1 'ible.

to learn how to insert the spring (bendy) and the mag pusher, watch this video:



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    46 Discussions


    I remember building this. it performs very well and not a waste of time :D

    Why are you not wearing a shirt in the video...? XD
    AGH! I wish when people made an 'ible, that they would take a pic of one side of the gun with ALL the internals, so that if somebody wanted to see the internals, they would not have to go though several pics to do it.

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    but then you wouldn't actually be able to see anything, because certain things would cover others, and most guns are big, so that when taking a pic of the whole gun, you won't be able to see that many small details, definitely not all the internals. anyway, that's not really comfortable for neither the poster nor the viewer. i wasn't wearing a shirt because it was crazy hot here in israel in the summer (i made the video in august), and i just didn't feel like it. it's not such a big deal...

    True, but then you could do as I do, and:
    1) Take a picture of one side of the gun,
    2) Begin to take pictures of one part of the internals at a time,
    3) Once the internals are finished, slap on the other side, and ad the extras.

    In this way, you get the same effect, but it is easier to see where your going. Don't bother about wearing a shirt, I was just teasing you. Did I send you a PM...?

    but that still won't work for most guns. you see, most guns, unlike your's are 5 layers, while your's are mostly 3 layers and pretty simple. on a complicated 5 layer gun (which would mean 3 layers of internals), you still wouldn't be able to see everything, and so it would still be easier, as well as more organized to do it step by step (i don't mean the instructable's steps, i mean building each part in steps. i dislike 'ibles with multiple unnecessary steps in them).

    oh alright, i actually wasn't sure, i don't know if it's a taboo or something in other countries. i don't believe i got a PM from you. let me double check... nope.

    Well, I moved to 5 layers like 2 to 3 months ago. I have not sent a PM to you because I did not think you would want to join my contest. I sent PMs to the people who I thought would want to join my contest.

    I know lol. English isn't my primary language so i don't speak too fast if i don't really think about what i'm gonna say before i say it.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, maybe that's why you didn't get my joke earlier. You speak it well for being a second language. They should teach other languages at an earlier age in America, I didn't get a chance to take a foreign language class until I was a teenager, by that age our brains have stopped being receptive to learning new languages. I barely learned a thing.

    I agree with you there. I took spanish for FIVE YEARS, and I can barley speak a thing of it. I'm homeschooled, which I think is the best mode of schooling, but I did not lear a thing from that old version of roseta stone.


    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    i got you'r joke from earlier. it just wasn't very funy 's all. and i speak english fluently. i lived in England between ages 3 and 7 (the ages you're most receptive to languages) and learnt there at school 3 years (in England you start school extra early). i just don't naturally think in english because it's not my primary language, so i have to do the process of translating my thoughts from hebrew to english. that is what takes me time when i'm talking about my guns, cause i don't really think things through before i make the video, and then at live i have to do the translation process.