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The Sprtel-Wood 9700 is a unique weapon added with the Fallout: New Vegas add-on Gun Runners' Arsenal.


Compared to the standard Gatling laser, the Sprtel-Wood 9700 shoots green lasers instead of red, has an ammunition capacity of 90 electron charge packs and has moderate weapon spread. It can inflict 16 damage per hit in good condition, but it has a slightly below-average critical hit chance for an automatic weapon.

In terms of appearance, the weapon body has a darker finish, a large red node near the butt with the trigger, the barrel tips are narrower, and the shaft of the barrel is replaced by a trio of glowing green tubes. The numbers "9700" can be seen stenciled on the side of the weapon body as well as on the mounted backpack.


The Sprtel-Wood 9700 can fire a total of about 4,995 times using standard packs, the equivalent of 56 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Over charge332937
Max charge199523



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 damageAttacks in V.A.T.S.Action Point costDamage per action pointWeapon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Durability (number of attacks before breaking)WeightValue in capsValue to weight ratioSkill requiredStrength required
Gatling laser 10
Gatling laser With all weapon mods attached 13
Sprtel-Wood 9700 Gun Runners' Arsenal16



  • The Vault Boy image does not have a backpack, and he is facing to the right, unlike the Gatling laser Pip-Boy image, in which the Vault Boy has a backpack and is facing to the left.
  • When the lasers of the Sprtel-Wood 9700 hit walls, they make a plasma-like effect.
  • The Sprtel-Wood 9700 is 3 pounds lighter than a normal Gatling laser. This gives it a greater advantage in Hardcore mode with more space for ammunition, and along with the Heavyweight perk, the weight drops to 7.5, making it lighter than a laser rifle, but slightly heavier than a recharger pistol.
  • The weapon pairs well with Light Touch, Laser Commander and Set Lasers for Fun, increasing the overall critical chance to 19% per beam shot, seeing as they are implemented after the Critical Chance Multiplier.

Behind the scenes[]

The Sprtel-Wood 9700's name is an homage to Dr. Scott Sprtel, a medical resident who died in a 2003 biking accident, and Brian Wood, a lead designer at Relic Entertainment who was killed in a traffic collision in 2010.[Non-game 1] Sprtel was honored with an award for professional behavior as a physician being named after him. Police say Brian Wood saved the lives of his wife Erin and their unborn child by swerving at the last minute.[Non-game 1]


  • Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 When scoring a critical hit on an enemy and the critical hit animation plays, the sound of the gun firing will still continue to play repeatedly until the gun is fired again.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Sometimes, if Gloria Van Graff is dead, Sprtel-Wood 9700 will not be purchasable from Vendortron.[verified]
    • PCPC On PC, this can be fixed by opening the console and typing startquest xx00093C, hitting enter, then followed by resetquest xx00093C. This can also be done in reverse order. It may take several seconds before the script takes effect (a pop-up will notify that Gun Runner plugin has started). If it still does not work, try using resetinventory command on the Vendortron.
  • Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 When the player only has ammunition within their remaining magazine and none left, holding the trigger down till exhausting all rounds does not stop the weapon's looping sound animation and firing animation (though no lasers will fire out) until one lets go of the firing trigger.[verified]
  • PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Occasionally, the gun may be sold by both Gloria Van Graff and the Gun Runners at the same time. Once the weapon is purchased from either vendor the other disappears from the other vendor's inventory. This seems to happen while participating in the quest Heartache by the Number without killing Gloria or Alice McLafferty. [verified]


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