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The Cattleman Revolver is a revolver featured in Red Dead Redemption and Red Dead Redemption II.

Description

The weapon is ubiquitous in the American west at the time of Red Dead Redemption and Redemption II, as it is a relatively affordable weapon and can be wielded to deadly effect. By 1899 guns like these were still very common amongst all manner of people, from bandits to law officers to civilians. By 1911 the Cattleman is considered somewhat outdated in comparison to the newer revolver models, but its cheap cost and frequency make it a popular weapon among both criminals and New Austin-based lawmen.

Acquisition

Redemption

  • The player is given this weapon right from the start of the game.
  • Although it is one of the weapons Marston can possess, players cannot "cheat" for it because it is a starting weapon.

Multiplayer

The player is given this weapon right from the start at Level 1. It is used in very few competitive matches, however, and only in matches added by DLC. It is the only gun that cannot be made golden because it does not have an associated Weapon challenge.

Undead Nightmare

  • This weapon is provided from the start along with the Double-barreled Shotgun.
  • As in Singleplayer, players cannot "cheat" for it because it is a starting weapon.

Redemption II

  • The player is given this weapon right from the start of the game.
  • A second Cattleman can be purchased from any gunsmith or picked up from corpses, for dual-wielding once the second sidearm holster is unlocked.

Gameplay (RDRII)

The Cattleman is a low-powered revolver with all around poor stats compared to late-game revolvers such as the Schofield Revolver and Double-action Revolver. It is effective in a pinch, but most weapons will be preferable to this.

Golden Cattleman Revolver

Main article: Golden Guns#Single Player

Along with the Repeater Carbine, the Cattleman Revolver is included as a pre-order bonus as a golden-plated weapon in Red Dead Redemption, which increases the rate at which the player accumulates fame per kill. These two golden weapons can also be obtained by purchasing the limited edition, which contains a code for all three pre-order bonuses.

As noted above, gold plating is not available in multiplayer for this gun, only in single player.

Tips

  • As the lowest tier weapon of the revolvers, the Cattleman can require up to two or three shots to the torso in order to kill someone at mid or long range. Due to this, it is wise to aim for the head which will result in a one-hit-kill, or fire each shot a few seconds after each other, allowing for the recoil and accuracy to reset.
  • Due to being the weakest revolver in the game, it makes this gun ideal for bounty hunting since it can't kill an NPC with a shot in each leg.
  • Dead-Eye greatly helps with using this weapon effectively, allowing easy headshots on multiple targets in rapid succession.

Trivia

  • Along with the Winchester Repeater and Double-barreled Shotgun, this weapon is an iconic weapon of the American West, and is widely used in movies and in real life.
  • The Cattleman Revolver is the most commonly seen revolver in the game. Even late in the game, enemies still often use the Cattleman Revolver.
  • Marshal Leigh Johnson carries a pair of nickel-plated Cattleman Revolvers.
  • U.S. Army soldiers carry these as standard issue sidearms in the game, though in the real world the U.S. military used either the .38 caliber Colt Model 1892, the game's "double-action revolver," or the .45-caliber Colt M1909 revolver. The Army would accept the Colt M1911 semi-auto during the year, although manufacture and issue of the new pistol took some time.
  • Even though it's the weakest revolver in the games, it is still a quite powerful weapon in close-range combat. It's capable of occasional one-hit kills when fired upon the stomach/upper torso of an NPC.
  • In real life, the Peacemaker was a very potent weapon; in fact, the .45 Long Colt cartridge was the most powerful round used by any of the game's handguns (other than the LeMat's shotgun barrel, which the in-game weapon does not allow the play to utilize). One might suppose that the Cattleman represents the Single Action Army in optional .32-20 chambering, although it was never popular in the Old West.
  • In perhaps the only case of the game's universal "Revolver Ammo" mirroring real life, the Peacemaker could fire .45 Schofield ammunition (but not vice-versa).
  • If one looks closely at the hammer right after reloading, it's left in the uncocked position until the first shot is fired. Once it shoots, the hammer becomes cocked and will be cocked back for the remainder of the rounds in the cylinder or at least until it's reloaded, which is entirely incorrect for a single-action revolver. This odd occurrence affects all firearms with a visible hammer in single and multiplayer.
  • Cattleman is an alternative term for cowboy.

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Achievements/Trophies

The Cattleman Revolver can be used to unlock the following achievements:

Inahailofbullets
20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Kill 500 enemies with any pistol or revolver in any game mode.

Bullseye
20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Bronze bronzeBronze
Get 250 headshots in any game mode.

Thegunslinger1
5 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Get a headshot while in Expert Mode in Singleplayer.


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