SCP-1040-RU
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Item #: SCP-1040-RU

Object Class: Safe

Special Containment Procedures: SCP-1040 is to be stored in the arsenal of Sector ██, in a separate weapons cabinet. The cabinet must be guarded around the clock by two armed security officers. Access to the facility is allowed only with the written permission of Dr. Theomant and under constant supervision of at least one employee of Level 4 clearance.

SCP-1040 should be charged only with blank cartridges, since firing it with live cartridges will damage the built-in nozzle.

Description: SCP-1040 is a modified Dragunov sniper rifle. Changes made to the original design are as follows:

  • The nozzle is made of glass, ceramics and metal; its principle of operation is unknown, and extraction is impossible.
  • The optical sight has been replaced with one of unknown origin and model; all objects viewed through this sight are visible but coloured in blue, except for those that have been "hit" by SCP-1040, which are visible in red.
  • The normal factory mark has been replaced by the writing "Made by the Lefty".

According to the instructions found, SCP-1040 "spoils" or "damages" anyone who is shot with a blank cartridge. After shooting with the use of the sight, the user can observe a red spot moving at a great speed towards the target; after such stain collides with a creature or object, its color in the sight changes to red. Without a sight, no visible effects are observed.

Any living creature affected by SCP-1040 dies within 24 hours, usually as a result of an accident, but sometimes, under certain circumstances, from a heart attack or stroke. Any inanimate object, including the terrain, surrounding the place of the spot's collision with the subject will becomes "ill-fated" for about 48 hours. In their proximity, unpleasant accidents occour regularly, such as the small of small objects etc. As time passes, the less severe the effect.

Addendum 1: These are the instructions for the object's usage found during its recovery:

Almost everyone knows someone that they want to kill. You too?
Well, why wouldn't you? Uh… You do not want to go to jail…
Well, what if everything happened as if by itself?
Charge this thing with a blank cartridge, aim and pull the trigger and, well, all will happen by itself
With love, Lefty.

Addendum 2: The object was seized from the contract-killer [DATA EXPUNGED]. At first, he fell into the hands of law enforcement agencies, but then he became interested in the Foundation's employees. The object was confiscated, and a fire was staged in the warehouse as a cover.

Addendum 3: Excerpts from the experiments with SCP-1040:

… the subject was released in the center of the city … died, fell into the sewers' hatch …
… released in the city center … died when bricks fell over him …
… released in the city center … hit by a car …
… placed in a protected cell … died as a result of the collapse of the ceiling …
… placed in a protected cell … death from a stroke …
… taken out of the city … death from the bite of a poisonous snake …
… placed in the cold weapons deposit … [DATA EXPUNGED]
Comment: Someone will answer for this! - Dr. Theomant
… impact on the door's threshold … a total of: 5 stumbled, 2 blows on the door jamb, 1 crushed finger, 1 broken phone …
… effects on the service pistol … 2 spontaneous shots, 3 misfires …
… impact on the vending machine … did not issue the goods for … rubles, issued the wrong goods 3 times, worked 4 times without returning change …

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