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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

World’s First Fully 3D-Printed Gun Successfully Test-Fired, Named ‘The Liberator”

Further to my post of 29 April 2013 ( ), over the weekend in Austin, Texas, 25-year-old Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson and a partner have successfully test-fired the world’s first fully 3D-printed gun.  In the end, they used a common hardware-store nail as a firing pin, the 16-piece firearm’s only non-printed component.  Mr. Wilson has named his creation “The Liberator” after the cheap, one-shot pistols designed to be air-dropped by the Allies over Nazi-occupied France in World War II.

Defense Distributed’s CAD file for the Liberator and its video introducing the gun are now available on line at:

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