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Pipe weapons

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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
Fallout 2Pipe rifle
Fallout 4Pipe pistol
Pipe rifle
Van BurenPipe rifle

Pipe weapons are custom made, makeshift weapons. After the Great War, their simplicity and modifiability make them extremely popular with poorer wastelanders and raiders.


10mm break barrel rifle

Gameplay article:

This hand-made single shot 10mm rifle[1] appears to be using a break action.

Detroit gangland style

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Gameplay article: Pipe pistol, Pipe rifle

These crude and low-tech weapons originate in gangland Detroit.[2] Their crudeness and modifiability are the reason they are widely available to those in areas with low weapon industry.[3]



  1. Fallout item description: "{29900}{}{Pipe Rifle}"
    "{29901}{}{This is a hand-made single shot rifle. Min ST: 5.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. Guns & Bullets magazine cover "Street Guns of Detroit"
  3. Fallout 4 loading screen hints: "Pipe weapons are crude, low-tech, widely available... and highly modifiable. They are favored by the Commonwealth's Raider groups."