Finn invents electric drill powered machine gun

Steve Johnson
by Steve Johnson

An 80 year old Finnish man invented this .22 LR belt fed machine gun. It could be fake but looks legit and is plausible. Jani confirms it is real in the comments below.

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The approximate translation of the caption:

80-year-old hameenlinnalaisininoori developed drilling machine, the machine became a weapon, which became a speed of 420 shots per minute. suitable balance 22 caliber cartridges.

420 rounds per minute! Not bad considering it is powdered by a drill. For comparison a blowback MAC-10 machine pistol fires 9mm around at about 1,090 round/minute. It may use the blow back to reset itself after each round

A big thanks to reader illspirit for the link.

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  • Abana stephenson Abana stephenson on Feb 28, 2009

    i am looking for a man by the name of frantz anthony leon.i believe he lives in redding sources say so far.anyway i met him in hollywood,ca in 1986-89.he would be 50-60 years old.he is a dark skin haitian man who played guitar for raggae bands.i believe he has another daughter named freedom.he is my daughters biological father.i do not want any money from daughter is well taken care of.i just want a picture for her.she will not show it to anyone.she just wants it to carry in her bible.i do not want a relationship with him.i have been married for 10 years and plan on staying that if he could come out of hiding long enough to do the decent thing that would be great.all is forgiven i just want a photo for her.thanks please have him call me or email me here thanks .oh my name was lori thomson back then .it was changed years ago to abana.

  • SwennoFede SwennoFede on May 14, 2014

    Damn that's awesome.