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For an overview of .44 Magnum revolver models in the Fallout series of games, see .44 Magnum revolver.

 
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Paulson's revolver is a unique weapon carried by Paulson in the Fallout 3 add-on Mothership Zeta.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

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Paulson's revolver is a .44 Magnum revolver that functions differently from the scoped .44 Magnum, firing a group of shots at once. It also lacks a scope, making it the only non-scoped .44 Magnum revolver available to the player character without the use of console commands. The revolver shoots 9 pellets with one round. Outside of V.A.T.S., this gun will get devastating critical hits quite frequently. Unlike the scoped .44 Magnum, this has a shield around the rear section of the cylinder. It is repaired with any (including unique) scoped .44 Magnums.

Durability[edit | edit source]

Paulson's revolver can fire a total of about 178 rounds, the equivalent of 30 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Variants[edit | edit source]

  • Scoped .44 Magnum - The standard variant.
  • Blackhawk - While it's much stronger than the regular .44, it is also the weakest of the unique versions. However, it is the best version in the original game with no add-ons.
  • Broken Steel Callahan's Magnum - Named after famous gunfighter and security officer Harold Callahan. This Callahan's Magnum is the more effective version of Blackhawk, dealing more damage with less wear and tear.
  • The Pitt (add-on) Wernher's scoped .44 Magnum - An unobtainable version of the scoped .44 Magnum carried by Wernher. It has significantly higher health but is otherwise identical to the standard variant.

Comparison[edit | edit source]

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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
Scoped .44 Magnum 35
78.82.25x235321.10.36229430075
Blackhawk 55
123.82.25x245321.70.362184500125
Callahan's Magnum Broken Steel65
146.32.25x250252.60.362054750187.5
Paulson's revolver Mothership Zeta (add-on)45
(5x9)
101.32.25x235321.43.06178430075

Location[edit | edit source]

  • Paulson uses a non-player version of the revolver as his primary weapon, but his inventory will contain Paulson's Revolver upon death. Reverse-pickpocketing a higher damage gun (and relevant ammo), such as an Alien Disintegrator, and pickpocketing his magnum ammo will not place Paulson's Revolver into his inventory. He will simply equip and use the new weapon. Paulson's Revolver is only obtainable before exiting the Mothership; once Paulson leaves, he and his associated items are removed from the game.

Sounds[edit | edit source]

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Notes[edit | edit source]

Paulson's revolver is one of only two unscoped .44 Magnum revolvers in Fallout 3 and its add-ons, the only other being the Mysterious Stranger's .44 Magnum, and is the only one that can be acquired without console commands.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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