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For an overview of 10mm pistol models in the Fallout series of games, see 10mm pistol.


The Shanxi Type 17 Chinese pistol is a weapon in Fallout 3.

Background[edit | edit source]

Originally produced in 1929 by the Taiyuan Arsenal for the army of Yan Xishan, this pistol is now a relic of the Sino-American War. The Shanxi Type 17 was a mass-produced sidearm before the Great War.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Chinese pistol expanded

While the Chinese pistol is not very useful as a weapon, they are relatively lightweight and can be collected, repaired, and sold to provide an early source of caps, or simply saved to repair the Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese pistol.

Durability[edit | edit source]

The Chinese pistol can fire a total of about 1250 rounds, the equivalent of 125 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese pistol - While the Zhu-Rong does the same base amount of damage, it is unique due to the fact that it fires incendiary rounds, which deal fire damage over time.
  • Sim version Operation: Anchorage (add-on) - A simulation-only version of the weapon which differs primarily in health, with item HP so high that it is essentially non-degrading. This version also has a slightly different appearance, lacking the rust found on various parts of the standard weapon.
Icon cut content.pngThe following is based on Fallout 3 cut content and has not been confirmed by canon sources.
  • Chinese Dragoon Pistol - A cut version of the weapon is included in Operation: Anchorage, apparently intended for use in the normal game after completion of the simulation. This version has identical stats to the Fallout 3 version, but has the same appearance as the simulation version of the weapon. This version is not used anywhere within the add-on and can only be acquired through the use of console commands.
Icon cut content.pngEnd of information based on Fallout 3 cut content.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Attacks in V.A.T.S.- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Action point cost- Action point cost
Damage per attack (damage per projectile)- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per action point- Damage per action point
Damage per second- Damage per secondWeapon spread- Weapon spread
Area of effect damage- Area of effect damageMagazine capacity (shots per reload)- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Effect damage & duration- Effect damage & durationDurability (number of attacks before breaking)- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Bonus effects- Bonus effectsWeight- Weight
Attacks per second- Attacks per secondValue in caps- Value in caps
Critical chance % multiplier- Critical chance % multiplierValue to weight ratio- Value to weight ratio
Critical damage- Critical damageSkill required- Skill required
Critical effect damage & duration- Critical effect damage & durationStrength required- Strength required
With all mods attached- With all mods attached
Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Damage per secondEffect damage and durationAttacks per secondCritical Chance % multiplierCritical damageAction Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratio
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Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese pistol 4

Locations[edit | edit source]

  • Republic of Dave - One can be found in the Museum of Dave, though it must be stolen.
  • Ahzrukhal, Alejandra Torres, Flak, Jabsco, Rosie, Sister, and Zimmer all carry the Chinese pistol.
  • Raiders throughout the wasteland often carry them, but less commonly at higher levels.
  • Traders usually have one or two Chinese pistols in their inventory, those includes vendors that may not specialized in selling weapons.
  • They are sometimes found in locked safes.
  • Regulators sometimes carry one.
  • Cryo lab Mothership Zeta (add-on) - One can be found in a storage room here, on a table surrounded by other wasteland objects.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The full name of the weapon in traditional Chinese characters can be seen in the texture file. They are inscribed "一七式" (One-Seven Type) on the left hand side of the pistol, while the right side is marked "民國十八年晉造" (Republic Year Eighteen, Made in Shanxi). A number "1861" also appears.
  • The weapon model has no firing pin.
  • Fallout: New Vegas includes a brief appearance of the Chinese pistol, seen on the far wall of the "hidden" weapons room in Mick & Ralph's. This version of the weapon is a non-interactive static mesh (i.e. a decoration) rather than a working weapon. Most of the other resources for this weapon remain in the game's files, but no actual, working version of the weapon exists within the game itself.

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