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La Longue Carabine is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


The customized personal weapon of Corporal Sterling of the New California Republic Army's First Recon.[1] Gorobets gave the corporal permission to use the gun despite other members of First Recon using bolt-action rifles, so long as he was able to hit his targets.[1]


La Longue Carabine expanded

A unique variant of the cowboy repeater. The weapon deals more damage and reloads through the front of the magazine tube, similar to Lincoln's repeater. La Longue Carabine is more accurate than a regular cowboy repeater. Its spread has been reduced greatly as a result of patch, and it is now slightly more than that of the marksman carbine. Unlike other lever action rifles, La Longue Carabine is not loaded with ammunition one round at a time, but instead all at once and due to this, reloading the rifle may be faster than reloading an empty cowboy repeater. It will also jam at lower conditions because it doesn't use the counted ammo reload system like with .357 Magnum revolvers and brush guns.

Like most unique weapons, weapon modifications cannot be used on La Longue Carabine. By default, it comes with the aforementioned scope modification and the extended feeder magazine already attached. Although in appearance the magazine tube on La Longue Carabine is smaller than that on a cowboy repeater with an extended magazine, they both have the same capacity.


La Longue Carabine can fire a total of about 745 standard rounds, the equivalent of 68 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP & JFP74568
.38 special99591



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 secondAttacks 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 ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Cowboy repeater 32
Cowboy repeater With all weapon mods attached 32
La Longue Carabine 35


Behind the scenes


  • Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes it will be impossible to switch ammunition types, even when a particular ammunition type has been exhausted. This is resolvable by dropping, or storing the weapon on a companion, and then reequipping it. Though it may still not be possible to switch ammunition types while equipped.[verified]
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3 When aiming it will sometimes display a random assortment of colors in an odd pattern.[verified]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Courier: "Interesting rifle you have there. Lever-action, right?"
    Sterling: "I call her La Longue Carabine. Didn't always have the scope - I added that myself. Been shooting with her so long... couldn't bring myself to toss her away. Would have felt guilty to part with the old girl. The other snipers use bolt-action, but Gorobets reckoned it didn't matter none if I was different, so long as I can hit my targets."