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This scarred old relic is etched with a history of hard livin' ... and dyin'

Sheriff Bartlett's Journal

The Old Pistol is a weapon featured in Red Dead Revolver.


This is the pistol adopted by the U.S. Army in 1875. This particular model takes a .45 caliber. In the hands of a proficient gunner, this weapon can be fired 18 times in 1.5 minutes. The muzzle velocity of this pistol is about 810 ft. per second.
Description in game manual

The Old Pistol is the first weapon to be acquired by the player in the game, and serves as the player's default weapon.


It is given to Red Harlow by his father Nate during the opening mission "Bull's Eye". Since Nate made the Scorpion Revolvers, he lets his son use his Old Pistol for target practice.

Sheriff Bartlett's Journal

Old Pistol is listed in Sheriff Bartlett's Journal on pages 26 - 27 under the Side Arms section. The pages are available from the beginning of the game and do not need to be unlocked.


  • Although the handgun is named "Old Pistol", it is actually a revolver.


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