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The Mysterious Magnum is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.

Gameplay

The Mysterious Magnum is a unique variant of the .44 Magnum Revolver. It plays the Mysterious Stranger's theme song whenever it is drawn or holstered. The Magnum has higher damage, and faster firing rate than the standard variant.

This weapon qualifies as an improved holdout weapon.

Durability

The Mysterious Magnum can fire a total of about 745 standard rounds, the equivalent of 125 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition TypeDurability
ShotsReloads
Standard, HP & SWC745125
.44 special995166

Variants

Comparison

Legend
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) Weapon name (melee or unarmed) Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted) Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)
Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per attack (damage per projectile) Damage per second Damage per second
Area of effect damage Area of effect damage Effect damage & duration Effect damage & duration
Bonus effects Bonus effects Attacks per second Attacks per second
Critical chance % multiplier Critical chance % multiplier Critical damage Critical damage
Critical effect damage & duration Critical effect damage & duration With all mods attached With all mods attached
Attacks in V.A.T.S. Attacks in V.A.T.S. Action point cost Action point cost
Damage per action point Damage per action point Weapon spread Weapon spread
Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Magazine capacity (shots per reload) Durability (number of attacks before breaking) Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Weight Weight Value in caps Value in caps
Value to weight ratio Value to weight ratio Skill required Skill required
Strength required Strength required
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
.44 Magnum Revolver 36
67.51.88x136251.40.7612453.52500714.3505
.44 Magnum Revolver With all weapon mods attached 36
67.51.88x136251.40.7618703.546001314.3505
Mysterious Magnum 42
102.42.44x142221.90.5674543200800506

Location

It is owned by the Lonesome Drifter, who is sitting in front of the Sunset Sarsaparilla billboard next to the highway just east of El Dorado Dry Lake and north of the El Dorado Gas & Service. It can be acquired by passing a Barter check of 50 during the quest Talent Pool or can be looted/stolen from his person.

Notes

  • If the Mysterious Magnum is given to a companion, the Mysterious Stranger's theme will still play when they use it.
  • Holstering it will make the second part of the tune play.
  • Drawing/holstering the weapon while sneaking will cause the tune to play softly, thus not giving away one's position to enemies.
  • It has a greatly reduced item HP compared to the standard .44 Magnum Revolver, meaning that it will need to be repaired more often.
  • Due to the standard .44 Magnum Revolver using a texture for its barrel, this weapon has no visible hole in its bore.

Bugs

  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 When drawing the revolver, the tune will occasionally play twice. To hear it play correctly, simply go into the third person and draw the revolver. This may be caused by possessing the Quick Draw perk, or a high Agility.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 You can obtain two of the revolvers by stealing the weapon from the Lonesome Drifter and then later doing a Barter check of 50 during the quest Talent Pool.
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 If loading a saved game from the main menu in which you have the Mysterious Magnum equipped and drawn, the reload animation takes twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again.
  • PCPC When you use .44 Magnum or the Mysterious Magnum in 3rd person view, most of the time you will miss the target, even while you're aiming, therefore making it better to use this gun in 1st person view.
  • PCPC Occasionally, when the Mysterious Magnum is equipped, the speed loader of the weapon can be seen stuck to the back of the cylinder and protruding from the back of the gun. This glitch has no effect on gameplay, as it is merely cosmetic. It can be fixed by un-equipping it and re-equipping it, reloading it, or switching ammunition types. It also happens with the regular .44 Magnum, especially with the Heavy Frame.
  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 When dropped, the custom design on it disappears. This bug does not otherwise affect gameplay.

Sounds

SingleShotVB.png
ReloadVB.png
JamVB.png
Mysterious Stranger.png