The .357 Magnum revolver is a single action revolver that fires .357 Magnum and .38 special rounds. The .357 cannot jam, and can be interrupted mid-reload due to it being loaded one bullet at a time. It is considered an improved holdout weapon, allowing it to be concealed and taken into weapon-free locations with 50 or greater Sneakskill. The revolver is visually worn, though it remains a serviceable weapon.
The .357 Magnum revolver can fire a total of about 995 standard rounds, the equivalent of 166 reloads, from full condition before breaking. When modded with the heavy duty cylinder, it can fire a total of about 1,495 standard rounds, the equivalent of 250 reloads, from full condition before breaking.
PCXbox 360 If ammo type is changed to a type of ammunition that one has less than six of and the ammunition type loaded before changing had six loaded then the player character will continue to play the reload animation forever. [verified]
Playstation 3Xbox 360 Occasionally when using the .357 Magnum in V.A.T.S., one will stand still and do nothing. This bug is shared by all .357 Magnum variants and other weapons that are reloaded on a round-by-round basis, such as the brush gun, cowboy repeater, and the hunting shotgun. [verified]
PCPlaystation 3Xbox 360 This gun is affected by the reloading glitch, meaning it can be changed to load a certain ammo and be completely filled by loading only one round.[verified]
Playstation 3Xbox 360 When reloading and running in third person, the cylinder will remain open, to fix this, switch to first person and back, or wait for the game to close the gate.[verified]
PCPlaystation 3Xbox 360 This revolver can be used to do the reload dash glitch, this glitch can be used to obtain the highest possible running speed and get to otherwise unreachable locations in vanilla Fallout New Vegas.
.357 Magnum revolver with the long barrel modification
.357 Magnum revolver with the heavy duty (HD) cylinder modification
Hi res image of the .357 Magnum revolver with the heavy duty (HD) cylinder and long barrel modifications
.357 Magnum revolver with both modifications
Veteran Ranger wielding a .357 Magnum revolver with the long barrel modification