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The black powder rifle is a non-automatic rifle in Fallout 76.


First produced in 1850 in Harpers Ferry,[2] the black powder rifle is a percussion cap muzzleloader that makes use of .50 caliber balls as ammunition. The black powder rifle has a unique reloading animation that involves the player character using a ramrod to push a lead ball down the rifle's barrel.

Weapon modifications

ModEffectsDamage changeFire rate changeRange changeAccuracy changeAmmo capacity changeAP cost changeWeight changeValue changePlanPerkComponents
No muzzle
Large bayonet-1.5+3+25%+20%Adhesive x2
Aluminum x4
Copper x1
Screw x4
Steel x8


  • The black powder rifle may be obtained at the Philippi Battlefield Cemetery inside the museum in a display case along with other weapons and outfits.
  • One can be found at the civil war fort, Prickett's Fort, in a display case in one of the cabins near the parking lot.
  • There is one at the Garrahan Estate. Take the elevator to Level 3, turn right, enter the door to the right of the stairs. locked display case (level 1 lock).
  • There is one at the Harper's Ferry on the east side in a small building. On the left as one travels from the fast travel location.
  • Plans/note can be bought from Flintlock, the black powder vendor inside the Whitespring Resort.
  • Randomly found in Government aid drops.


PCPC Xbox OneXbox One Playstation 4Playstation 4 Blackpowder rifles received an update that changed their modification behavior, but did not retroactively adjust existing blackpowder rifles. Any blackpowder rifle from before this update will have 204 range and cannot be equipped with a skin.[verified]



  1. Bug: Legacy blackpowder rifles will have 204 range and cannot be equipped with a skin
  2. Right side detail: Harpers Ferry 1850