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


Battle rifle expanded

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



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Battle rifle Gun Runners' Arsenal48
This Machine 55


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 quests


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

Behind the scenes

  • Although based on the M1 Garand,[Non-game 1] This Machine is not an exact reproduction.[Non-game 2]
  • 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.


  • Icon pc.png Icon xbox360.png In some games, This Machine will never degrade below 80%. [verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xbox360.png 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]
  • Icon ps3.png The inscription on the left side of the rifle will sometimes disappear.[verified]
  • Icon pc.png Icon xbox360.png 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]
  • Icon pc.png Icon ps3.png Icon xbox360.png This Machine is unaffected by the Grunt perk. [verified]