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For an overview of .44 caliber Magnums, see .44 Magnum revolver.

The Mysterious Magnum is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


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Mysterious Magnum expanded

The Mysterious Magnum is a .44 Magnum revolver that plays the Mysterious Stranger's theme song whenever it is drawn or holstered. This revolver features a silver finish with intricate engravings etched all around the weapon, a pearlescent grip, higher damage, and a significantly faster firing rate than a normal .44 Magnum. It can also be concealed so long as one's Sneak skill is at least 50, making it an improved holdout weapon. Like most unique weapons, weapon modifications cannot be used on the Mysterious Magnum.


The Mysterious Magnum can fire a total of about 745 standard rounds, the equivalent of 125 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP & SWC745125
.44 special995166



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
.44 Magnum revolver 36
.44 Magnum revolver Icon plus 36
Mysterious Magnum 42


It is owned by the Lonesome Drifter, who is sitting in front of the Sunset Sarsaparilla billboard next to the highway just east of El Dorado dry lake and north of the El Dorado Gas & Service. It can be acquired by passing a Barter check of 50 during the quest Talent Pool or can be looted/stolen from his person.


  • If the Mysterious Magnum is given to a companion, the Mysterious Stranger's theme will still play when they use it.
  • Holstering it will make the second part of the tune play.
  • Drawing/holstering the weapon while sneaking will cause the tune to play softly, thus not giving away one's position to enemies.
  • It has a greatly reduced item HP compared to the standard .44 Magnum revolver, meaning that it will need to be repaired more often.


  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When drawing the revolver, the tune will occasionally play twice. To hear it play correctly, simply go into the third person and draw the revolver. This may be caused by possessing the Quick Draw perk, or a high Agility. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 You can obtain two of the revolvers by stealing the weapon from the Lonesome Drifter and then later doing a barter check of 50 during the quest Talent Pool. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Playstation 3Icon ps3 Xbox 360Icon xbox360 If loading a saved game from the main menu in which you have the Mysterious Magnum equipped and drawn, the reload animation takes twice as long as normal. This can be solved by simply switching to another gun and then back again. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc When you use .44 Magnum or the Mysterious Magnum in 3rd person view, most of the time you will miss the target, even while you're aiming, therefore making it better to use this gun in 1st person view. [verified]
  • PCIcon pc Occasionally, when the Mysterious Magnum is equipped, the speed loader of the weapon can be seen stuck to the back of the cylinder and protruding from the back of the gun. This glitch has no effect on gameplay, as it is merely cosmetic. It can be fixed by un-equipping it and re-equipping it, reloading it, or switching ammunition types. It also happens with the regular .44 Magnum, especially with the Heavy Frame. [verified]
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360 When dropped, the custom design on it disappears. This bug does not otherwise affect gameplay. [verified]


Mysterious Stranger
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