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There are several unique weapons in Fallout 3, weapons of which only one exists in the game world. Some are found in specific locations while others are obtained as quest rewards.

Unarmed weapons

Weapon Variant of Location
Fisto! Power fist Found next to a computer on a desk, in the upper area of the derelict power plant at MDPL-13 power station, northwest of Minefield.
Plunkett's Valid Points Spiked knuckles Carried by Junders Plunkett, who is found at the Arlington House in the Arlington Cemetery. You must have the Lawbringer perk to get this item.
Steel knuckles The Pitt (add-on) Brass knuckles Obtained by turning in 30 steel ingots to Everett during the Mill Worker quest.
The Shocker Power fist Found (complete with holotaped instructions) at the end of the Flooded Metro west of Arlington Library, opposite a large traffic pile-up.

Melee weapons

Weapon Variant of Location
Ant's Sting Knife Received when you complete the mission The Superhuman Gambit. Side with the AntAgonizer and give her the Mechanist's costume for the weapon.
Board of Education Nail board Found in the Clifftop shacks inside the smaller of the two sheds, in the hand of a skeleton, under the bed.
Butch's Toothpick Switchblade Carried by Butch DeLoria during the Trouble on the Homefront quest.
Electro-Suppressor Mothership Zeta (add-on) Shock baton Found in the engine room during the generator-destruction phase of the main quest. Walk down the stairs and follow that corridor until you get into the big open area. Take a sharp left in the open area, and then the first left on the same wall you came in from. Go in that room and then follow the small corridor and at the end it will be lying on a table.
Fawkes' super sledge Super sledge Speak to Fawkes when he is taking you to the G.E.C.K. in Vault 87 and ask him to trade.
Fertilizer shovel Point Lookout (add-on) Shovel Obtained from the tribal Croatoa (keeper of the punga fruits at Ark & Dove cathedral), with the Child at Heart perk, or by passing a speech check after asking about his 'secrets'.
Highwayman's Friend Tire iron Found on a shelf in a back room of Dominic and Machete's house in Canterbury Commons.
Jack Ripper Found after The Waters of Life quest in the deathclaw sanctuary, on the body of the second dead Enclave officer in the southern area of the cave.
Jingwei's shocksword Operation: Anchorage (add-on) Chinese officer's sword Found in a sealed armory in the Outcast outpost that is unlocked after completing the Anchorage Reclamation simulation in Operation: Anchorage.
Man Opener The Pitt (add-on) Auto axe Found on a bed in the back of the Supply plant in The Pitt steelyard close to a single steel ingot. Enter the Supply Plant, then go east through the hallway. Turn north and continue until you reach two exits. Take the left. Continue through the passage, climb the stairs, and eventually exit into a large room. The bed is on the left as you enter.
Occam's Razor Combat knife Found on Commander Jabsco at the Talon Company base in Fort Bannister.
Repellent stick Unique Obtained from Moira Brown at Craterside Supply in Megaton during the quest The Wasteland Survival Guide.
Ritual knife Point Lookout (add-on) Knife Found in the caves beneath the Ritual site, stuck in a skull on the sacrificing table near The Krivbeknih, after beginning the quest The Dark Heart of Blackhall.
Samurai's sword Mothership Zeta (add-on) Chinese officer's sword Found in the waste disposal area of Zeta, accessible through the maintenance level (which can be entered only during the quest "Among the Stars"). It is at the outer southwest area in a closet full of medical supplies
Slasher knife Knife Obtained during the Tranquility Lane quest if you decide to help Betty kill all the residents of Tranquility Lane. It is located in the doghouse beside the abandoned house.
Stabhappy Combat knife Found on a raider in "The raid shack", a short distance east of Bethesda ruins.
The Break Pool cue Found on a pool table in the center of Paradise Falls, next to the roasting brahmin near the entrance to Eulogy's Pad.
The Dismemberer Point Lookout (add-on) Axe Obtained from Plik in the coastal grotto by completing Plik's Safari.
The Mauler The Pitt (add-on) Auto axe Obtained from Everett during the quest Unsafe Working Conditions once 80 steel ingots have been handed in.
The Tenderizer Sledgehammer Found in Anchorage Memorial inside the utility room with a broken door. Enter the Memorial Service Entrance on the east side of the memorial. At the junction, turn left and it's the second door on your right. The door can be fixed by finding the door component, with Repair skill of 35 or higher. Without the component a repair skill of 95 is required to open it.
Toy knife Point Lookout (add-on) Knife Found south of Turtledove Detention Camp, west of one of the yellow signs. It is behind a bush, sitting on a wood crate.
Trench knife Operation: Anchorage (add-on) Combat knife Found in the sealed armory in the Outcast outpost after completing Operation: Anchorage.
Vampire's Edge Chinese officer's sword Found in a locked (hard) sword cabinet in Vance's room at Meresti Metro station.

Small guns

Weapon Variant of Location
Backwater rifle Point Lookout (add-on) Lever-action rifle Found on a shelf in the Chinese intelligence bunker during The Velvet Curtain.
Blackhawk Scoped .44 Magnum Obtained from Agatha upon completion of Agatha's Song by bringing her a sheet music book. You must use the reward speech option "Yes, anything that you can afford."
Callahan's Magnum Broken Steel Scoped .44 Magnum Found in a hard-locked safe in the ruins of the Citadel if you choose to destroy it during the quest Who Dares Wins. Enter the door at the bottom of the crater, head up the stairs, and enter the cubicle against the far wall.
Colonel Autumn's 10mm pistol 10mm pistol Carried by Colonel Autumn during The Waters of Life quest.
Lincoln's repeater Lever-action rifle Found in the Museum of History Lower Halls. Go up the stairs into a room with several broken display cases, in the back left corner of the room will be a door that leads to the Museum of History Offices. After entering, go to the top of the stairs. Take a left and then a right. Go to the end of the hall, through the prison door (locked Very Easy level) and into a big room with a turret. In this room you'll find a staircase. Go up these stairs. At the top of the staircase you will see a large hole in the wall. Go through the hole in the wall and in the back left corner of the room you will see the body of a dead raider on the ground, and the display case with Lincoln's repeater inside.
Ol' Painless Hunting rifle Found in Dave's office in the Republic of Dave capitol building, in the safe next to his chair. Dave's special key is required to open the safe. You can pickpocket Dave to find the key, you can complete the Election Day unmarked quest to get it, or you can get it through dialogue options and speech checks if you are on the quest You Gotta Shoot 'Em in the Head.
Paulson's revolver Mothership Zeta (add-on) Scoped .44 Magnum Found on Paulson's corpse, should he die during the events that take place on mothership Zeta.
Perforator The Pitt (add-on) Infiltrator Obtained from Everett during the quest Unsafe Working Conditions once 90 steel ingots are turned in.
Reservist's rifle Sniper rifle Carried by the Drifter in Dickerson Tabernacle Chapel.
Sydney's 10mm "Ultra" SMG 10mm SMG Carried by Sydney. It can be obtained by either killing her, letting her die during the quest Stealing Independence, or finishing the quest and afterwards giving her "A note from Little Moonbeam's father".
The Kneecapper Sawed-off shotgun Carried by Ronald Laren in Girdershade.
The Terrible Shotgun Combat shotgun Carried by Smiling Jack, the raider merchant in Evergreen Mills.
Victory rifle Sniper rifle Found inside a locked (Very Hard) locker in the sniper shack overlooking Rockbreaker's Last Gas from a hill to the west.
Wild Bill's Sidearm The Pitt (add-on) .32 pistol Found in the Pitt steelyard, close to Wernher's hideout, on the corpse of Wild Bill.
Xuanlong assault rifle Chinese assault rifle Found on Prime's body in the diner near the Jury Street Metro station. Prime will not spawn until the Jiggs' Loot unmarked quest is completed.
Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese pistol Chinese pistol Found in L.O.B. Enterprises, behind a Very Hard locked door, in the CEO's office in the case on his desk. The key for the case is inside his desk.

Big guns

Weapon Variant of Location
Eugene Minigun Obtained by completing the Reilly's Rangers quest and asking for it as a reward, or by pickpocketing or killing Brick in the Statesman Hotel or the Ranger compound.
Burnmaster Flamer Found in Franklin Metro utility, beneath Falls Church/Mason Dst Metro. Navigate the utility to where the tunnel goes down into the water. Go into the water and then go left through a broken passage in the tunnel. Swim to the right and go up the ramp. Continue down a hallway filled with radioactive barrels. It lies at the end of the tunnel.
Drone cannon Ex-B Mothership Zeta (add-on) Drone cannon Found in the weapons lab, where you can spawn brahmin for the drones to kill. Enter the room and kill the drone for the weapon. This item is listed as unique, however, it is possible to get two of them. Where you find the drone mentioned, there will be another one close by that also drops the weapon.
Experimental MIRV Fat Man Found in National Guard depot armory bunker, after completing the unmarked quest Keller Family Refuge.
Miss Launcher Missile launcher Found in a weapons storage room inside Fort Independence, near the center of the map on the bottom floor of the lower levels.
Precision Gatling laser Broken Steel Gatling laser Carried by the armory master during Who Dares Wins, inside the armory of the mobile base crawler at Adams Air Force Base.
Rapid-torch flamer Broken Steel Flamer Found on a counter in the Adams storage facility, slightly south of the mobile base crawler.
Slo-burn flamer Broken Steel Flamer Found on the upper level of the southeast portion of launch platform base inside the mobile base crawler during Who Dares Wins.
Vengeance Gatling laser Found in or near a pool of blood in the southeast corner of the deathclaw sanctuary, west of Paradise Falls near the Potomac, and southwest from Fort Constantine right next to Broadcast tower KB5.

Energy weapons

Weapon Variant of Location
A3-21's plasma rifle Plasma rifle Obtained from Harkness in Rivet City through two of the possible endings of The Replicated Man quest.
Atomic pulverizer Mothership Zeta (add-on) Alien atomizer Found in a small room located in a hallway near the entrance to the weapons lab on mothership Zeta, after beaming up from the space walk section and proceeding through the observation deck. The room can only be accessed by using an alien door terminal that requires 75 Science to activate.
Captain's Sidearm Mothership Zeta (add-on) Alien blaster Carried by the alien captain on the bridge of mothership Zeta.
Colonel Autumn's laser pistol Laser pistol Carried by Colonel Autumn in the Jefferson Memorial Rotunda during the quest Take it Back!.
Destabilizer Mothership Zeta (add-on) Alien disintegrator Found in the weapons lab's shooting range on mothership Zeta, after beaming up from the space walk and proceeding through the observation deck.
Firelance Alien blaster Obtained through the "Unidentified Flying Debris" random encounter. See Fallout 3 random encounter locations (Type A) for locations where this event may take place. The encounter occurs only once per character play-through.
Gauss rifle Operation: Anchorage (add-on) Unique Found in the Outcast outpost after completing the Anchorage Reclamation simulation.
Metal Blaster The Pitt (add-on) Laser rifle It can be obtained in The Pitt by bringing Everett 50 steel ingots during Mill Worker.
Mesmetron Unique Can be obtained by taking the quest Strictly Business from Grouse in Paradise Falls, or by killing Grouse.
Microwave emitter Point Lookout (add-on) Mesmetron Found in the reward vault of St. Aubin medical facility, under Point Lookout Lighthouse at the end of the quest A Meeting of the Minds.
MPLX Novasurge Mothership Zeta (add-on) Plasma pistol Found in the cargo hold of mothership Zeta, in a safe locked by Reid Underwood's terminal (hard). The terminal is found by first going to the Research lab door, then northeast. The safe is found in another area among several piles of rubble, next to a machine that is dropping items into a pit.
Protectron's Gaze Laser pistol Obtained after giving the AntAgonizer's armor to the Mechanist.
Smuggler's End Laser pistol Found in Elder Lyons' safe (very hard) in the B-ring of the Citadel.
Wazer Wifle Laser rifle Obtained from Biwwy in Little Lamplight, either through purchase or use of the Child at Heart perk.