|For an overview of submachine gun models, see submachine gun.|
Background[edit | edit source]
This submachine gun filled National Guard arsenals after the Army replaced it with newer weapons. However, the "Grease" gun was simple and cheap to manufacture so there are still quite a few still in use. It's very powerful, but its .45 rounds lack the bonuses of 10mm rounds.
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
This SMG is decently fast, costing 1 AP less to fire than most other SMGs. However, it is limited by heavy ammunition, weighing 1 pound for every 10 shots. This makes the weapon rather cumbersome to carry, especially for low Strength characters.
Locations[edit | edit source]
- Female raiders between Broken Hills and Vault City carry this weapon, although they no longer spawn once the Chosen One eliminates the Raider threat.
- They are occasionally sold at the New Reno Arms by Eldridge.
- Big Jesus Mordino also gives the player character one when they kill Louis Salvatore.
- Carried by one of Myron's guards.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
The Grease Gun is based on its real life counterpart, the M3 submachine gun, which entered service in the U.S. Army on December 12, 1942. Designed as a cost-effective substitute for the .45 caliber Thompson submachine gun, it was nicknamed the "Grease Gun" due to its similarity in appearance to the mechanic's tool of the same name.