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Background[edit | edit source]
One of the most recognizable creations of the American firearm industry, the .357 Magnum revolver dates back to the 19th century, when the United States military was looking for a new service revolver. The success of the design left to its widespread adoption by public and private buyers, eventually becoming a symbol of American conquest of the so-called Wild West. The rugged design that has stood the test of time against contemporary pistols has made it a popular choice in some corners of the wasteland. Functionally, the single-action revolver is exactly what it says on the tin, a single-action, fixed-cylinder revolver. It's highly reliable and fires a powerful round, though its antiquated design requires it to be loaded one bullet at a time, through a loading gate located next to the cylinder. An all around great weapon for beginners, but it's quickly replaced by better pistols. The revolver comes in stainless steel or blued nickel finish with either a bone or cherry wood grip and can even be modified by the user for a custom fit.
From a design perspective, the revolver is essentially a refined version of earlier percussion and cartridge revolvers. The centrally mounted cylinder carries six rounds, fired down a lengthy barrel. Elevated high above the grip, the positioning reduces recoil and improves aiming ability. The one peculiarity of the design is that there is no real safety beyond a safety notch that could be easily damaged and disabled by a sharp blow, causing the weapon to discharge. Pre-War users would usually leave one chamber unloaded for this purpose. Post-War, that round means the difference between life and death.
The Single Action was available in multiple calibers, including .357 and .44 Magnum.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
The single action revolver is a more powerful version of the .44 Magnum, coming at the expense of greatly limited modification options.
Crafting[edit | edit source]
Modifications[edit | edit source]
Receiver[edit | edit source]
Superior Damage. Bonus Damage to Scorchbeasts and Scorched.
Barrel[edit | edit source]
Superior range and sighted accuracy. Better recoil. Poor hip-fire accuracy.
Grip[edit | edit source]
Improved recoil and hip-fire accuracy.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Crafted at a weapons workbench with the appropriate plan.
- Real-life history.
- Design of the revolver.
- Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 76 versions.