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



Along the gun's left side are the words "WELL THIS MACHINE KILLS COMMIES." This Machine is a unique rifle chambered in .308 caliber round, holding up to eight rounds at a time. The rifle has relatively wide spread. Without Gun Runners' Arsenal, the weapon 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

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-canon 1] This Machine is not an exact reproduction.[Non-canon 2]
  • 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."


  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 In some games, This Machine will never degrade below 80%. [verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 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 3Playstation 3 The inscription on the left side of the rifle will sometimes disappear.[verified]
  • PCPC Xbox 360Xbox 360 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]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 This Machine is unaffected by the Grunt perk. [verified]


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