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A Colt 6520 10mm autoloading pistol. Each pull of the trigger will automatically reload the firearm until the magazine is empty. Single shot only, using the powerful 10mm round.Fallout and Fallout 2 description

The Colt 6520 10mm pistol is a small gun in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Background

Standard-issue for Vault 13 security, developed by Colt Firearms prior to the Great War.[1] It proved to be resistant to the desert-like conditions of the post-nuclear wasteland and is a fine example of workmanship and quality construction (at least for the pre-War models.[Non-canon 1]

Locations

Fallout

Fallout 2

Appearances

The Colt 6520 10mm pistol appears in Fallout and Fallout 2.

Behind the scenes

10mm pistol's description was written "Each pull of the trigger will automatically reload the firearm until the magazine is empty" but was intended to say "until the cylinder is empty."[Non-canon 2]

Sounds

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References

  1. In-game description in Fallout and Fallout 2: "{801}{}{A Colt 6520 10mm autoloading pistol. Each pull of the trigger will automatically reload the firearm until the magazine is empty. Single shot only, using the powerful 10mm round. Min ST: 3.}"

Non-canon

  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide p.5-15: "This is your basic ranged weapon. The 10mm round packs a goodly punch, and the Colt pistol is a fine example of workmanship and quality. It is a single shot weapon only, meaning that every time you pull the trigger, you will fire one, and only one, round of ammunition. The 6520 has no problem feeding hollowpoint ammunition for small game hunting, or armor piercing rounds for larger, bipedal game."
  2. Question: "The 10mm pistol, although being an automatic, has a revolving chamber, and the description even says "Each pull of the trigger will automatically reload the firearm until the magazine is empty." Why the discrepancy? Miscommunication between the artists and the designers?"
    Chris Taylor: "The longer answer: Miscommunication. I think the text was written before the art was done, or the art was redone and the text wasn't updated (it's a little fuzzy). Should be '...until the cylinder is empty.' But I'd probably want to rewrite the description completely."
    (Fallout Bible 8)
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