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Versatile repeating rifle from a long line of lever action weapons. Good power, range and ammunition capacity.

–Gunsmith description

The Winchester Repeater is a weapon featured in Red Dead Redemption.


The Winchester Repeater is the most iconic and reliable of all the repeating rifles appearing in Red Dead Redemption. It uses a lever action system and holds 10 repeater rounds stored in the tubular magazine. One of the most balanced weapons in the game, its medium firepower and high fire rate make it an ideal choice for most situations. Most players will recognize this weapon as the one John is shot with in "Exodus in America".


Single PlayerEdit

Undead NightmareEdit


  • The Winchester Repeater is unlocked into the player's inventory upon reaching rank 8.
    • The "Winchester Wielder" weapon challenges are unlocked at the same level. Completion of these challenges turns the weapon golden for the player.

Notable UsersEdit



  • While the in-game weapon is based on the Winchester Model 1894, the menu screen illustration depicts a Winchester Model 1873. However the rifle in the game seems to take on more ammunition than it's real world carbine. In comparison, the repeater in the game hold up to 10 rounds of ammunition while the real life counterpart takes 6, so it's possible the gun is using shorter cartridges.
  • The Winchester is widely recognized as a symbol of the American West, earning it the nickname "The Gun that Won the West".
  • Even if the player purchases the rifle from the Gunsmith in Armadillo the barrel will still be rusty as if it has been used before.



The Winchester Repeater can be used to unlock the following Trophies/Achievements:

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

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

20 gamerscoreGamerscore
Silver silverSilver
Kill 500 enemies with any rifle, repeater, or shotgun

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