July 25, 2013
First fully 3D-printed rifle appears to be fired in new video, but it also breaks
A few months after Cody Wilson of the Austin, Texas, based organization Defense Distributed revealed and successfully test-fired the world's first functional, fully 3D-printed gun, a pistol known as "The Liberator," someone else in Canada has now gone ahead and developed and shot a bullet out of what they claim is the world's first fully 3D-printed rifle. [via TheVerge].
Nicknamed "the Grizzly," — in honor of the Canadian built Sherman Tanks of WWII — the rifle appears in a YouTube video posted online yesterday by username "ThreeD Ukulele."
As the video creator explains in the title card, the weapon is a .22-caliber long rifle of the single shot variety, fabricated using a Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D printer.
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