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Lincoln's repeater is a unique lever-action rifle in Fallout 3.


Lincoln's repeater expanded

Lincoln's repeater is a very high-powered lever-action rifle. It uses .44 Magnum rounds, making it the only rifle using that round in the game. It is also the strongest single shot, precision rifle in the game, although it only has a x2 critical multiplier and a very slow rate of fire. It lacks a scope, but it also has a 0 spread (perfect accuracy), meaning accuracy at long range can be maintained by ignoring the bugged scope auto-aim. It also has a magazine capacity of 15 rounds and is very effective at long range in V.A.T.S.


Lincoln's repeater can fire a total of about 400 rounds, the equivalent of 33 reloads, from full condition before breaking.


  • Hunting rifle - The standard variant.
  • Ol' Painless - More powerful variant of the hunting rifle that has a higher fire rate, and deals more damage, but is less durable.
  • Lever-action rifle - A non unique counterpart, which looks physically identical to Lincoln's repeater, save for the textures.
  • Backwater rifle - Unique variant of the lever-action rifle.


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 ratio
Lever-action rifle Point Lookout (add-on)40
Backwater rifle Point Lookout (add-on)45
Lincoln's repeater 50
Hunting rifle 25
Ol' Painless 30


Lincoln's repeater is located in the Museum of History. To find it, enter the Museum of History, go through the lobby and enter the room with the statue of a wooly mammoth, left of the skull hanging over the entrance to Underworld. Inside this room, next to the statue of the wooly mammoth, are some doors that lead to the Museum of History lower halls. Go through these doors. Next, go to the top of the stairs into a room with several broken display cases, and in the back left corner of the room will be a door that leads to the Museum of History offices.

After entering the Museum of History offices, 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 (very easy lock) and into a big room with a turret and a staircase. Go up these stairs. At the top of the staircase, there is a large hole in the wall. Go through the hole, and in the back left corner of the room, is the body of a dead raider on the ground, a Chinese Army: Special Ops Training Manual and then a display case with Lincoln's repeater inside.

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The model of this weapon ejects bottlenecked rifle casings despite the rifle feeding from Magnum rounds.

Behind the scenes

This weapon is based on the Henry rifle. The specific example referenced in the game, with its engraved gold mounting and serial number 6, was given to President Lincoln by the New Haven Arms Company in hopes that it would influence the purchase of the rifles for use in the American Civil War. It is currently displayed in the Smithsonian Institute. The in-game model differs slightly from the real version, being fitted with a wooden forend.


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