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For an overview of lever-action rifle models, see Lever-action rifle.

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


La Longue Carabine is the customized personal weapon of Corporal Sterling of the New California Republic Army's elite 1st Recon sniper division.


La Longue Carabine blown up

La Longue Carabine expanded

A unique variant of the cowboy repeater, it has a scope that was mounted on the rifle by Corporal Sterling,[1] produces slightly more damage, and reloads faster as it does not load through the loading gate (it lacks one), but through the front of the magazine tube (similar to Lincoln's repeater). Also, the La Longue Carabine is more accurate than a regular cowboy repeater. This spread has been reduced greatly as a result of the patch, and it is now slightly more than that of the marksman carbine.

Like most unique weapons, weapon modifications cannot be used on La Longue Carabine. However, by default, it comes with 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 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



Icon melee- Weapon name (melee or unarmed)Icon sequence- Attacks in V.A.T.S.
Icon gun- Weapon name (gun, energy or explosive)Icon action- Action point cost
Icon damage- Damage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon dap- Damage per action point
Icon dps- Damage per secondIcon spread- Weapon spread
Icon explosion- Area of effect damageAssault carbine extended magazines- Magazine capacity (shots per reload)
Icon effect- Effect damage & durationIcon repair- Durability (number of attacks before breaking)
Icon bonus effect- Bonus effectsIcon weight- Weight
Icon attack- Attacks per secondIcon merchant- Value in caps
Icon chance- Critical chance % multiplierIcon ratio- Value to weight ratio
Icon critical damage- Critical damageIcon ability- Skill required
Icon crit effect- Critical effect damage & durationIcon fist- Strength required
Icon plus- With all mods attached
Icon gunIcon damageIcon dpsIcon attackIcon chanceIcon critical damageIcon actionIcon dapIcon spreadAssault carbine extended magazinesIcon repairIcon weightIcon merchantIcon ratioIcon abilityIcon fist
Cowboy repeater 32
Cowboy repeater Icon plus 32
La Longue Carabine 35


Behind the scenesEdit

  • La Longue Carabine is a French phrase meaning "The Long Carbine." It is a reference to the James Fenimore Cooper novel The Last of the Mohicans, in which the main character, Hawkeye, is given the French nickname La Longue Carabine by the Huron tribe for his famed marksmanship.
  • Paul Fish modeled and textured the rifle.[2]


  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 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 3Icon ps3 When aiming it will sometimes display a random assortment of colors in an odd pattern.[verified]



  1. Sterling's dialogue: "I call her La Longue Carabine. Didn't always have the scope - I added that myself."
  2. JE Sawyer on Formspring
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