This Machine is a unique battle rifle in Fallout: New Vegas.


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Along the This Machine's left side are the words "WELL THIS MACHINE KILLS COMMIES."


This Machine is a unique battle rifle chambered in .308 caliber round, holding up to eight rounds at a time. This Machine is received in excellent condition thanks to Contreras' personal access to parts. This rifle is effective in short-to-mid range combat. Long range combat is difficult because of the gun's relatively wide spread.

Without Gun Runners' Arsenal, This Machine has no non-unique counterpart.


This Machine can fire a total of about 2995 standard rounds, the equivalent of 375 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP, & AP2995375



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
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This Machine is received at the end of the unmarked quest Dealing with Contreras, either by Contreras if he isn't turned in or by Carrie Boyd if he is.

Related questsEdit


Like all Mojave Wasteland unique weapons, This Machine may be used to obtain the Curios and Relics achievement/trophy.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Although based on the M1 Garand, This Machine is not an exact reproduction.[1]
  • Though commonly chambered in .30-06, some M1 Garands did see conversion to .308 for Navy use due to limited availability of the M14 in the 1950s.
  • This Machine has the exact same weight as the official weight in pounds of the M1 Garand, loads through the top of the weapon with the exact same en bloc 8-round clip, and makes the exact same distinctive "ping" when it automatically ejects the clip after firing the last round. It also has about the same cyclic rate of fire as the M1 Garand, 40-50 rounds per minute.
  • This Machine is a reference to Woodie Guthrie's guitar, which had a sticker stating "This Machine Kills Fascists" emblazoned on it. This Machine has the statement "Well This Machine Kills Commies" seemingly phrased as a direct reply, carved into its side.
  • In the game's files, as well as the G.E.C.K, This Machine is referred to as "WeapNVBattleRifleUnique," hinting that it was originally supposed to be the unique variant of a cut "battle rifle." The battle rifle later appears in Gun Runners' Arsenal as the common variant, albeit exclusively available from merchants.


  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 In some games, This Machine will never degrade below 80%. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 The weapon's sights are not properly zeroed. The bullet fires slightly left of the iron sights, making medium to long range shots very difficult. [verified]
  • Playstation 3Icon ps3 The inscription on the left side of the rifle will sometimes disappear.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This gun can be grabbed twice providing you expose his drug dealing to Boyd first, then finish everything with the medical supplies at Miguel's Pawnshop without killing the NCR ranger there and then hack his computer and expose him again to Boyd. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 This Machine is unaffected by the Grunt perk. [verified]





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