A YouTube channel called 45Snipers has published a video showing a very detailed 3D model of the IWI Tavor X95 rifle and demonstrating how different parts and assemblies of that weapon work. The animation starts with stripping the rifle down to the firing pin then adding the parts and naming them and then it goes on showing how the action and controls of this weapon system work. You can find the mentioned video embedded below.
If you ever wondered how does the cutout on the bolt works with the horizontal camming pin or why do the hammers of these rifles have a fork-shaped design, then you have probably found the answers by watching the video. It is especially interesting to observe the linkage mechanisms and general design of different controls such as the magazine release button and safety selector lever. The animation of the trigger mechanism is also well executed showing how the hammer transitions between the primary and secondary sears.
Such animations are not only useful for firearms enthusiasts with an advanced level of knowledge to understand some nuances of the mechanism that are hard to imagine if you don’t have the actual rifle, but they are also a great way to teach people who are new to firearms by visually demonstrating the work of different parts, assemblies and the system in general. That being said, I think people behind this YouTube channel or folks who created the World of Guns: Gun Disassembly do an extremely important work in terms of providing a visual educational information.
What do you think about this animation? Is it precisely done or did you find something that didn’t match the exact construction of your X95? Did you find anything interesting in this animation that you always wondered about? Share your thoughts in the comments section.
Images are screenshots from the 45Snipers video