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For an overview of lever-action rifle models, see Lever-action rifle.

La Longue Carabine is a unique weapon in Fallout: New Vegas.


La Longue Carabine is the customized personal weapon of Corporal Sterling of the New California Republic's (NCR) elite 1st Recon sniper division.


A unique variant of the cowboy repeater, it has a scope which was mounted on the rifle by Corporal Sterling,[1] produces slightly more damage, and reloads faster as it does not load through the loading gate (it lacks one), but through the front of the magazine tube (similar to Lincoln's repeater). Also, the La Longue Carabine is more accurate than a regular cowboy repeater. This spread has been reduced greatly as a result of the patch, and it is now slightly more than that of the Marksman carbine.

Like most unique weapons, weapon modifications cannot be used on La Longue Carabine. However, by default, it comes with aforementioned scope modification and the extended feeder magazine already attached, although judging by the appearance of the rifle, the magazine tube on La Longue Carabine is smaller than that on a cowboy repeater with an extended magazine.


La Longue Carabine can fire a total of about 745 standard rounds, the equivalent of 68 reloads, from full condition before breaking.

Ammunition typeDurability
Standard, HP & JFP74568
.38 special99591



Weapon name (current weapon is highlighted)Icon gunDamage per attack (damage per projectile)Icon damageDamage per secondIcon dpsAttacks per secondIcon attackCritical Chance % multiplierIcon chanceCritical damageIcon critical damageAction Point costIcon actionDamage per action pointIcon dapWeapon spreadIcon spreadMagazine capacity (shots per reload)Assault carbine extended magazinesDurability (number of attacks before breaking)Icon repairWeightIcon weightValue in capsIcon merchantValue to weight ratioIcon ratioSkill requiredIcon abilityStrength requiredIcon fist
Cowboy repeater 32
Cowboy repeater With all weapon mods attachedIcon plus 32
La Longue Carabine 35


Behind the scenesEdit

  • "La Longue Carabine" is a French phrase meaning "The Long Carbine"; it is a reference to the James Fenimore Cooper novel The Last of the Mohicans, in which the main character, Hawkeye, is given the French nickname La Longue Carabine by the Huron tribe for his famed marksmanship.
  • Paul Fish modeled and textured the rifle.[2]


  • xbox360Icon xbox360 Though perhaps not limited to the La Longue Carabine, sometimes it will be impossible to switch ammunition types, even when a particular ammunition type has been exhausted. This is resolvable by dropping, or storing the weapon on a companion, and then reequipping it. Though it may still not be possible to switch ammunition types while equipped.[verified]
  • ps3Icon ps3 When aiming it will sometimes display a random assortment of colors in an odd pattern.[verified]



  1. Corporal Sterling dialogue file - "I call her La Longue Carabine. Didn't always have the scope - I added that myself."
  2. JE Sawyer on Formspring