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

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


The Mysterious Magnum is a .44 Magnum revolver that plays the Mysterious Stranger's theme 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



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
.44 Magnum revolver 36
.44 Magnum revolver With all weapon mods attachedIcon 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 Stranger's theme will 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. The enemy seems to never hear this tune while the player character remains hidden.
  • 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 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