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For an overview of BB gun variants in the Fallout series of games, see BB gun.

The Raider BB rifle, or simply BB gun, is a weapon in Fallout 3.


This gun is one of the weakest weapons in the game, with a base damage of only 4.


The BB gun can fire a total of about 417 BBs, the equivalent of 5 reloads, from full condition before breaking.


  • The version received on the Lone Wanderer's 10th birthday is different than the standard BB gun. It has higher item health (1,000), a much faster rate of fire, no chance for a Critical Hit, and does not degrade with use. It is also a quest item, meaning that it cannot be dropped. There is no way to obtain this version of the weapon outside of Growing Up Fast, except through the use of console commands.
  • Icon cut Black Bart's Bane - A unique BB gun that was cut from the final game.



  • During the escape from Vault 101, the gun and 50 BBs can be collected from the Lone Wanderer's desk. They can offer it to Butch DeLoria to fight off the radroaches attacking his mother (although if his mother dies, he will no longer initiate a conversation with the Lone Wanderer and the BB gun will be unretrievable without killing him.)
    • Attempting to leave the vault and not picking up everything on the desk, will prompt a message that says "You should get your stuff from your desk before you leave." This includes the BB gun. It is classified as being one of the things that must be taken before leaving. This BB gun is a standard version and does not include the special features of the "birthday" BB gun.
  • The BB gun is a rare weapon to come across in the Capital Wasteland. With the Point Lookout add-on they are more commonly found, used by swampfolk.




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