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The black powder rifle is a weapon in Fallout 76.


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 modificationsEdit

The player character cannot craft modifications for this weapon, although rarely a large bayonet mod can be purchased from robot vendors or found as a weapon mod in the world.


  • 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 you travel from the fast travel location to the vendor.
  • Plans/note can be bought from Flintlock, the black powder vendor inside The Whitespring Resort.


The range shown in the info box is for the crafted version, rifles dropped in-world can have a significantly shorter range (e.g. 204 for rifles found at Philippi Battlefield Cemetery).


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