A Rockwell CZ53 personal minigun is capable of firing 5mm ammunition at over 60,000 RPM with an ammo capacity of 120x 5mm round. The CZ53 personal minigun makes up for the small 5mm round by sending a hail of bullets toward its target. Its sheer size, coupled with its trademark sound, is enough to send anyone in its path running for cover. It's a great weapon for suppressing fire, letting others flank the unsuspecting enemy. When the Great War struck, it was already an aging design and was slowly being replaced by the more advanced CZ57 Avenger minigun. Later models of the CZ53 have six barrels linked into pairs, with four barrels on top and two on the bottom, a cage underneath the weapon to hold an ammo box containing 240 5mm rounds, and used in combination with a backpack. The first model was the favorite weapon of the Mariposa super mutants during the Unity's time.
This upgraded minigun has 50% greater durability than standard miniguns, much greater firepower. It starts off in very good condition if chosen for a quest reward, the condition if pick-pocketed will be medium. It can be repaired with normal miniguns. Eugene, fully repaired, does almost as much damage as a fully repaired Gatling laser, while being that much easier to find ammunition and repair materials for, and can therefore be a better choice for a main Big Guns weapon.
If you're quick, you can pickpocket one from Brick after going down the elevator but before the fighting starts. Brick stores her minigun and pulls out a pistol. This allows the player to receive both quest rewards and keep all members of the Rangers alive.
It is possible to receive two by injuring Brick enough during the escape for her to get killed by the super mutants. It can then be looted from her dead body along with Ranger battle armor. As long as at least one member of the Rangers survives, a second Eugene can then be obtained from Reilly.
Killing Brick and taking it results in all of the Rangers becoming hostile, whether they witnessed you kill her or not. Note: that you cannot get caps from Geomapping with Reilly anymore.
If the Ranger battle armor was chosen as a reward instead of Eugene and you do not wish to kill Brick, it can be pickpocketed from her.
Eugene can also be knocked out of Brick's hands during the super mutant fight in the hotel lobby. The upside is that, as this is a combat situation, no one will turn hostile. The downside is that Eugene seems to gain a large amount of durability and will take many more shots to break than it did on the roof.