World’s first 3D-printed rifle fires 14 shots, beating its previous best of just 1

World’s first 3D-printed rifle fires 14 shots, beating its previous best of just 1

One of the world’s first 3D printed rifles, its creator claims, has managed to rattle of an impressive 14 shots before cracking its barrel, marking a significant improvement over the single shot it managed before breaking it first time out.

The video below shows the fully-printed gun firing ten shots, using a string to pull the trigger. It seems the rifle’s creator wasn’t overly confident after his initial outing where the barrel split. A later video shows the remaining four shots being fired by hand (below).

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It’s not the most graceful of operations just yet, reloading the weapon requires unclipping the barrel and pushing through the spent cartridge but it’s another step towards fully 3D-printed guns becoming a part of our lives. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing is a different question.

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