In this guide I will show you people how to obtain all the unique weapons in the game. Be sure to correct me on stuff I did wrong or explained in a weird way. Also, English isn’t my native language.
Lucky is the rare .357 Magnum Revolver. Lucky can be found at The Bison Steve in Primm. Shortly after you enter you will see a little store of some kind, if you go behind the counter there is a safe, in the safe you will find Lucky. You need atleast 75 in lockpick to pick the safe.
Maria is the rare 9mm pistol. Maria is Benny’s personal baby, he carries it around at all times, therefore not letting you get it until he’s dead. The easiest way of getting it is when Benny has been caught trying to sneak through The Fort to be able to use the Platinum Chip. After doing the quest for Caesar (or making him think you have). You will get the chance to kill Benny. A good way of doing it would be stealing the gun from him and then shooting him, completing an in-game challenge in the process. Also, you can’t get Maria if you choose to crucify Benny.
The Mysterious Magnum is the rare 44. Magnum Revolver.
You can obtain The Mysterious Magnum by letting The Lonesome Drifter settle down. You do this by completing the quest Talent Pool. You obtain the quest by speaking to Tommy Torini in the Aces Theater at the Tops casino. You will find The Lonesome Drifter at a billboard sign north of the El Dorado gas & service gastation. After you give Tommy’s business card to him you will have a dialogue option where he will give you the Mysterious Magnum. Your Barter skill must be 50 to pass the dialouge option, you can also just kill him and loot the body.
Li’l Devil (GRA).
Li’l Devil is a gun that is only accessible if you have the Gun Runners Arsenal DLC.
There are two ways to get it and both require you to have a lot of caps. Having atleast 25000 caps is recommended because the price can vary depending on what your barter skill is. You can either buy the gun at Mick and Ralph’s in Freeside or at the Gun Runners outside of Freeside. If you don’t find the gun in the store, make sure to check the other one too. If it is not in any of the stores, wait for 3 in-game days and try again.
Mick and Ralph’s
Ammo type. 12.7mm
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You can find That Gun in Novac at the Dino-D-Lite store inside the dinosaur. There are 2 ways to go about getting it. The first way is to simply buy it, but if you’re short on caps or don’t feel like wasting your precious money then you can steal it by lockpicking a very easy door behind the counter. The gun will be laying on a shelf along with a bunch of Rocket souveniers. That Gun is one of my personal favourites even though it’s not super powerful.
Ammo type. 5.56mm
Weathered 10mm Pistol.
This gun is probably the easiest one to get if you have all DLCs.
You get this gun with the Classic Pack DLC. Once the game has recongnised that you own the DLC you will get the gun amongst other things. It looks very similar to the 10mm Pistol but it is shinier. This gun is very effective in the beginning of the game.
Ammo type. 10mm
The Rangers Sequoia is Cheif Hanlons personal gun. It is not possible to get this gun unless you take it by force. You can find Cheif Hanlon at Camp Golf, you can find him at his balcony from 8.00 AM to 8.00 PM, otherwise you can find him in his bed. When you first pickpocket Cheif Hanlon you won’t find the Ranger Seqouia. What you need to do is steal his ammo, wait a while (24 hours to be sure) then he should have the Ranger Seqouia in his inventory. search him and it’s yours to take! Be warned though the pickpocket might take a few tries, I’ve got a hundred in sneak and it still took me about ten tries. Make sure to quick save before you try to pickpocket him. I’m not sure if you can just take it by killing him, even if you have taken the ammo and everything. It can also be found on some NCR Veteran rangers, but you have to be level 16 or higher and you have to have obtained one of the endgame quests. You will know when you have obtained an endgame quest as it gives you a warning when you are about to start it.
Ammo type. 45-75G.
Vance’s 9mm Submachinegun.
Vance’s 9mm Submachinegun is the rare 9mm submachinegun (not being obvious at all). You acquire Vance’s 9mm Submachinegun at a little shack west of the H&H Tools Factory. In the shack you will find two people called Pauline and Sammy. You find out that they are planning to do a heist on one of the strip casinos. If your speech skill over 55 you can convince them that the heist isn’t a good idea. This will grant you the code to their safe. If you don’t have a speech skill over 55 or just want to kill them you can do that too, but be aware that you will need to have your lockpick skill at 100 to unlock the safe. And if you decide to kill them, be sure to pick up their hats since they’re both rare clothing.
To get Sleepytyme you need to have the Gun Runners Arsenal DLC. Sleepytyme is the rare 10mm submachinegun. Sleepytyme can be bought at Gun Runners.The price will vary depending on what your barter skill is set at.
Abilene Kid LE BB Gun.
Abilene Kid LE BB Gun is the rare BB gun. You can find it inside the Fields’ Shack, or if you have the Wild Wasteland perk in Jimmy´s well which is located just outside the shack.
All-Amarican is the rare Marksman Carbine. All-Amarican is found in Vault 34. Be aware though the place is highly radioactive and is packed with feral ghouls. I reccomend bringing allot of Rad-x and Rad-away, the rebreather is also a good thing to have. When you have dealt with the ghouls go down two floors, when you’re at the two signs who say “Clinic” and “Overseer’s office” take a right and go down the water, head straight. Under the desk there will be a “Vault Technician” ghoul loot him for the Security terminal password after that go thru the clinic (if you have a lockpick skill over 50 i suggest lockpicking the wallsafe since it will grant you allot of Rad-X and Rad-Away) and take a right down into the water, head straight. There you shuld find another Vault Technician there you will find the “Utility password” go to the Utility terminal to unflood the room, then go down to open the Security Station A and use the security password on the terminal to unlock the Overseer’s office. in the Overseer’s office you need to kill the Overseer to get his password then you will be able to unlock the armory then go back thru the clinic and all the way through the hallway to get to the armory. And in there you will finaly find The All-American.
Ammo type. 5.56mm
La Lounge Carbine.
La Lounge Carbine is the rare Cowboy Repeater. La Lounge Carbine is Corporal Sterlings’ personal weapon therefore not letting you have it untill he is dead. You can find him at Camp McCarran if you have not completed the quest “Three-Card bounty” the quest where you have to kill 3 Fiend leaders for Major Dhatri, he can also found in Camp McCarran. If you have competed the quest though he can be found in the command centre tent at Camp Forelorn Hope, north of Nelson. Once again you will have to kill Corpral Sterling to get the weapon.
Gobi Campaign Scout Rifle.
The Gobi Campaign Scout Rifle is the rare Sniper Rifle. You can find this weapon i a footlocker in the snipers nest, the sniper nest is located west of Cottonwood Cove. Be aware though, you will have to your lockpick skill over 100 to open the lock.
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Paciancia is the rare Hunting Rifle. You do need the Gun-Runners-Arsenal DLC to be able to get this weapon. Paciancia is sold by Cliff Criscoe at the Dino-Bite Giftshop in Novac. The price does depend on what your barter skill is.
Ratslayer is the rare Varmit Rifle. Ratslayer can be found at the Broc Flower cave, south of Novac. It can be found in the little lab on the ground next to the desk on the top “floor” that is overlooking the rest of the cave. Be warned though the cave is packed with giant rats.
Ammo type. 5.56mm
This Machine is the rare Battle Rifle. You get it as a reward from the unmarked quest “Dealing With Contreras”. You recive the quest by either Lt.Carrie Boyd or Conteras at Camp McCarran. You will have to side with either Contreras or Lt.Carrie Boyd to get the gun, that means that you can’t side with Keller.
Ammo type. .308
Big Boomer is the rare Sawed-off Shotgun. Big Boomer is Old Lady Gibson’s personal gun therefore not letting you have it untill she is dead. Old Lady Gibson can be found att the Gibson Scrapyard north of Novac. Once again this gun needs to be looted.
Dinner Bell is the rare Hunting Shotgun. You get Ringing bell as a reward for doing the quest “Bleed Me Dry”. You aquire the quest by Red Lucy in the thorn south of Westside. In the quest you will have to find different eggs for lucy to take care of and raise to fight in the thorn, Deathclaw eggs being one of the egg types. Making you have to fight Deathclaws to get them, take this in mind after going for the weapon.
Sturdy Caravan Shotgun.
The Sturdy Caravan Shotgun is the rare Caravan Shotgun. If you have the Courier’s Stash DLC you will get the weapon as soon as you start the game.
Guns, Heavy Weapons
Energy Weapons, Pistol
The Alien Blaster is a one of a kind item. You do need the “Wild Wasteland” trait to aquire the Alien Blaster. You find it by killing and looting it from the Alien Commander. I do suggest killing off the alien commander first without them attacking you. that will make the other two aliens friendly (or not hostile atleast). You will find the aliens north of the Horowitz Farmstead.
Ammo type. Alien ower Cell
Pew Pew is the rare Laser Pistol. You get this weapon by looting Allen Marks after completing the Legend of the stars quest. You aquire the quest by Festus at the Sunset Sarsasparilla Headquaters. You complete the quest by gathering 50 of the rare Sunset Sasparilla Star Bottle Caps.
Enclid’s C-Finder can be purchased from Max. You can find Max playing around on the east side of freeside, just outside of Mick & Ralph’s. To Activate the weapon you need to have activated ARCHIMEDES II in the quest “Lucky Old Sun”, you aquire the quest by Fantastic at Helios One.
And if you didn’t or dont plan on activating ARCHIMEDES II you still have an awesome little toy gun you can play around with! you can also pickpocket Max while he is sleeping.
Ammo type. AECHIMEDES II Charge
The Pulse gun can be found in the vault 34 armory, in a chest.The chest requires a level 100 Lockpick skill to open. Or you can steal the Col.Blackwell´s key in Pearl’s barracks, at the Nellis Air Force Base. If you dont know how to get to the armory and unlock it ,you can find a “tutorial” on how to do it on the “All-Amarican” weapon tutorial. But there is probably plenty of Vault 34 guide videos on YouTube if necessary.
Energy Weapons, Rifles
AER14 Prototype is the rare Laser Rifle. Found in Vault 22. On the fifth floor (Pest Control) take a right to the common areas, there will be a locked door there.The Lockpick skill required to open the door will change depending on what level your character is. After opening the door just go up the stairs and there it is, laying next to a skeleton.
Q-35 Matter Modulator.
The Q-35 Matter Modulator is the rare Plasma Rifle, found in the REPCONN Headquarters.
Be aware though there are plenty of security bots that will be on your ass while trying to get this weapon, If you go to the second floor and just go right there shuld be a door that leads back to the main floor, but into a room you can’t acces unless you have a level 100 Lockpick or Science skill. In that room you can go down the destroyed floor and find the Q-35 Matter Modulator.
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The YCS/186 is the rare Gauss Rifle, found North of the Horowitz farmstead. Just like the Alien blaster. You can find it on a mercenary that attacks you when you get close enough. You will not be able to get it if you choose the “Wild Wasteland” trait.
Energy Weapons, Heavy weapons
Tesla Beaton Prototype.
The Tesla Beaton Prototype is the rare Tesla Cannon. Found at the crashed vertibird located south west of Camp Searchlight. Be aware there will be allot of security bots guarding the area, you shuld see it right as you get close to the vertibird.
Annabelle is the rare rocket launcher. Found at Black Mountian south of the REPCONN Headquarters, carried by a Nightkin sniper. Be aware Black Mountian is one of the most dangerous places in all of new vegas, crawling with Super mutants, this place is not for the low leveled.
Mercy is the rare Granade Machinegun. You can find Mercy in the Dead Wind Cavern south west of Novac. This is in my opinion the hardest rare weapon to get since the cave is packed with deathclaws, plus two legendary deathclaws guarding the actual weapon, so if you’re low leveled this is not a weapon you shuld go for. Anyways when the deathclaws are taken care of you can find the weapon next to a Brotherhood of steel Paladin.
Mercenary´s Granade Rifle.
The Mercenary´s Granade Rifle is a rare Granade Rifle(no ♥♥♥♥ idiot). If you have the Courier’s stash DLC you will get the weapon as soon as you get out of Doc.Mithcell’s house.
Holy Frag Granades.
The Holy Frag Granades are the rare Frag Granades *fart noise*, and can be found in the Camp Searchlight church, remember you only get three of these. You need to have the Wild Wasteland trait to get these.
Blade of the East.
Blade of the East is the rare bumper blade. Blade of the East can be looted of Legate Lanius at the legate’s camp. You will only be able to go to the Legate’s camp during the quests (No Gods, No Masters) (All or Nothing) and (Eureka!)
Figaro is the rare Straight Razor. Carried by Sergio the barber at the King’s School of Impression. You will have to loot the item. if you’re not a part of the king’s you will have to steal the key from the King to actually get to Sergio.
Knock-Knock is the rare Fire Axe. Knock-Knock can be found on the second floor bathroom of the Camp Searchlight fire station. To open the door to the firestation you got to get a key, you can get this key by doing the quest “Wheel of Fortune” which you aquire from Logan located at the Searchlight NCR Storage, you can also just loot Logan for the key. Be aware of huge ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ radscorpions, also get some Radaway and Rad-x.
The Liberator is the rare machete. Carried by Dead Sea in the Nelson barracks at Nelson, east of Novac. Once again, you will need to loot the item. Or if you’re going to be with the Legion you can also complete the quest called “We Are Legion”. Given to you by Dead Sea.
Nephi’s Golf Driver.
Nephi’s Golf DIver is the rare 9 iron. Carried by a feind leader called Driver Nephi, Nephi can be found south east of Camp McCarran. After you kill him you can just loot the driver from him.
The Humble Cudgel.
The Humble Cudgel is the rare Lead pipe. The Humble Cudgel can be found in the Sealed Sewers. The Sealed Sewers are located at the Central Sewers, just outside of Camp McCarran. the Sealed Sewers are well… sealed, the Key can be found carried Blind Luke in the north part of the Central Sewers. Once you get in the Sealed Sewers you can find the Pipe on the dead Prospector. Be aware of feral ghouls.
Cram Opener is the rare Bladed Gauntlet. Carried around by “Little Buster” a mercenary found at Camp McCarran or dead on a railroad track in Freeside if the quest “Three-Card Bounty” is completed. You will need to loot the item.
The Golden Gloves are the rare Boxing gloves, found on a bookshelf in the VIP bar on the Lucky 38 Casino floor.