scroll down

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons Locations – Rare Weapons, How to Unlock, Customization

Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons locations guide will help you find all weapons in the game, be it weapons you can buy from shops, legendary weapons or hard to find rare weapons along with weapon modifications you can do improve stats.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Weapons Locations

Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons are your main tools of the trade. Without them, Arthur Morgan will end up dead in the middle of nowhere. As the begins, Arthur has his trusty revolver with him to take care of any trouble.

As the game progresses, you will come across more weapons that you can purchase. However, not every weapon is available to every other gunsmith or vendor in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Meaning there are weapons in Red Dead Redemption 2 that are available to be purchased from all gunsmiths, weapons that are exclusive to a specific gunsmith, rare or special weapons that have to be collected.

Having a weapon is not enough as players have to make sure they don’t degrade by repairing them periodically. Players also can customize their weapons to boost their stats. You even have to take the ammunition type into consideration while firing their weapon in RDR2.

In our Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons guide, we will discuss it all from weapons to their modifications, ammo types, and their degradation.

RDR2 Rare Weapons Locations

Red Dead Redemption 2 rare weapons are not purchasable as they have to be found and collected. Rare weapons in the game can’t be customized. If you are into unique weapons in the game that you would like to add to your collection of the arsenal, follow the location descriptions below to find them:

Falco’s Revolver
Falco’s Revolver belongs to Falco Hernandez. You can find this weapon next to Falco’s body after defeating him in the corresponding gunslinger mission. If you don’t pick this weapon up then you won’t be able to acquire it from anywhere else in the game. This weapon will be lost forever.

Granger’s Revolver
Granger’s Revolver is other rare Red Dead Redemption 2 weapon. You will find this weapon next to the body of Emmet Granger after you defeat him in the corresponding Gunslinger mission. If you miss this weapon the first time, you won’t find it again and it will be lost forever.

Algernon’s Revolver
The Algernon’s Revolver is a reward in RDR2 for completing the mission “Duchesses and Other Animals”.

Micah’s Revolver
Micah’s Revolver will be found at the top of Mount Hagen. However, you need to come back here after the final shootout in the mission “American Venom” (Epilogue 2). Just retrieve this weapon from the frozen corpse.

Calloway’s Revolver
Complete the mission “Noblest of Men, and a Woman” and collect the Calloway’s Revolver from the corpse of your victim which you defeated in the duel. If you fail to acquire the weapon, it won’t come back and you won’t be able to get it from any vendor.

Otis Miller’s Revolver
Otis Miller’s Revolver is acquired from a chest which itself is hard to find. The chest is in the North part of the Cholla Springs. Two secret treasure maps also lead you to this weapon.

Midnight’s Pistol
Midnight’s Pistol is found next to the body of Billy Midnight after you defeat him in the corresponding Gunslinger Mission. If you forget picking Midnight’s Pistol, it won’t come back and will be gone forever.

Rare Shotgun
RDR2 rare shotgun is acquired by killing the character called Hermit. If you don’t pick this up then it will be gone forever.

Rare Rolling Block Rifle
Rare Rolling Block Rifle is dropped by the sniper at the barn in the “Magician for Sport” mission in Chapter 3. If you don’t pick it up then it will be lost forever.

Ancient Tomahawk
The Ancient Tomahawk can be acquired from a broken target on the East side of Calumet Revine.

Jawbone Knife
Jawbone Knife is the reward for completing “A Test of Faith” mission.

Wide-Blade Knife
Wide-Blade Knife can be found on a body in Beryl’s Dream Mine located West of the Mount Shann. You need to blow up the rocks in the way.

Civil War Knife
This rare weapon in RDR2 can be found inside a crate. The crate itself is located in the basement of Fort Brennand located to the Southwest of Van Horn.

Antler Knife
Found on the body of a bear. The bear can be found to the Northwest of hanging Dog Ranch.

Broken Pirate Sword
Broken Pirate Sword is another rate Red Dead Redemption 2 weapon. It can be found in a wrecked boat on the small islands located South of Sint Denis’ southern bridge.

Stone Hatchet
Stone Hatchet is only available for those players who have completed the corresponding Bounty Hunter mission in GTA Online. It can be found at the Native Burial Site North of the Owanjila.

Double Bit Hatchet
Double Bit Hatchet is located on a Tree stump located to the Northwest of the Wallace Station.

Rusted Double Bit Hatchet
Rusted Double Bit Hatchet is found in a tree stump in Annesburg. The stump is located North of the Coal Mine Facility.

Hewing Hatchet
Located in a tree stump located to the South shore of Moonstone Pond.

Viking Hatchet
Viking Hatchet can be found in the Old Tomb located to the Northeast of Beaver Hollow.

Hunter Hatchet
This rate weapon is found in a tree stump located to the South of Window Rock.

Rusted Hunter Hatchet
Found in a tree stump outside the shack located between O’Creagh’s Run and Elysian Pool.

Weapons Available At All Gunsmiths

RDR2 Weapon that will be listed here are the ones available from every gunsmith. You could say that these are the common weapons that can be purchased easily.

We also detail RDR2 weapons unlock requirements that you need to fulfill in order to be able to purchase them. These requirements task you to complete certain missions before you can purchase these weapons.

Weapon Price Also Available At Unlock Requirement
Cattleman Revolver $50 n/a Complete “Outlaws From the West”(Chapter 1)
Carbine Repeater $90 n/a Complete “Old Friends” (Chapter 1)
Volcanic Pistol $150 n/a Complete “Eastward Bound” (Chapter 1)
Springfield Rifle $120 n/a Complete “Eastward Bound” (Chapter 1)
Varmint Rifle $72 n/a Complete “Eastward Bound” (Chapter 1)
Double-Barreled Shotgun $95 n/a Complete “Paying A Social Call” (Chapter 2)
Pump-Action Shotgun $148 Blackwater General Store Complete “Pouring Forth Oil” (Chapter 2)
Double-Action Revolver $65 Strawberry General Store Complete “A Strange Kindness” (Chapter 2)
Lancaster Repeater $135 n/a Complete “An American Pastoral Scene” (Chapter 2)
Sawed-Off Shotgun $85 n/a Complete “Enter, Pursued By a Memory” (Chapter 1)
Rolling Block Rifle $187 Strawberry General Store Complete “The Sheep and the Goats” (Chapter 2)
Schofield Revolver $84 Blackwater General Store Complete “Blessed Are The Meek?” (Chapter 2)
Bolt Action Rifle $180 n/a Complete “Preaching Forgiveness as he Went” (Chapter 3)
Semi-Auto Shotgun $225 Strawberry General Store Complete “A Fine Night of Debauchery” (Chapter 4)
Repeating Shotgun $185 n/a Complete “Visiting Hours” (Chapter 6)
Litchfield Repeater $145 Blackwater General Store Complete “Goodbye, Dear Friend” (Chapter 6)
Carcano rifle $190 n/a Complete “Complete “Eastward Bound” (Chapter 1)

Valentine and Saint Denis Exclusive Weapons

There are a couple of Red Dead Redemption 2 weapons that are exclusive to the gunsmith in the town of Valentine and Saint Denis. These exclusive weapons also have unlock requirements. Fulfill these requirements and these weapons will become purchasable in the game.

  • Semi-Automatic Pistol – $210 – Complete “The Joys of Civilization” (Chapter 6)
  • Mauser Pistol – $250 – Complete “That’s Murfee Country” (Chapter 6)

Weapons Available At Fences

Since Arthur Morgan is an outlaw, he needs a place where he can sell and purchase stolen items which can’t be done with gunsmiths and general stores. That is why there are Fences in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Fences are shops where Arthur Morgan can buy and sell stolen items like weapons. However, Fences sell weapons like dynamite, Tomahawk, Throwing Knives, and more.

Following are the weapons that can only be purchased from Fences:

Weapon Price Also Available At Unlock Requirement
Dynamite $1 n/a Complete “Who The Hell is Leviticus”(Chapter 1)
Throwing Knife $2.5 Trapper Complete “Paying A Social Count” (Chapter 2)
Tomahawk $4 Trapper Complete “American At Rest” (Chapter 2)
Fire Bottle $0.75 n/a Complete “The Fine Joys of Tobacco” (Chapter 3)
Hatchet $4.25 n/a Complete “Dead Uncle Tacitus” (Chapter 5)
Cleaver $8 n/a Complete “Dead Uncle Tacitus” (Chapter 5)
Machete $10 n/a Complete “Dead Uncle Tacitus” (Chapter 5)

Weapon Modifications and Customization

Weapons can be customized in Red Dead Dead Redemption 2. These customizations include modifications to different components of the weapons. However, not every weapon is customizable like all of the Rare weapons listed above.

Weapon customization involves modifying different weapon parts. Following are the different component modifications that you can do in the game:

Barrel Length
Barrel Length improves the accuracy of the weapon in RDR2. This is a revolver, pistol, and shotgun specific modification or customization. However, Sawed-Off Shotgun is an exception.

Grip
This is a pistol and revolver specific modification. This changes the design of sidearm handle. However, there are a couple of Grips that are specific to certain revolvers:

  • Hero Pearl Grip – Exclusive to Cattleman Revolver if Honor rank is at least 4
  • Gunslinger Ebony Grip – Exclusive to Double-Action Revolver  if Honor rank is at least 4

Barrel Rifling
This weapon modification increases the velocity of the bullet as well as the range. Obviously, this is only for the long-range weapons. The Improved Rifling Barrel increase 10% range and damage falloff range.

Iron Sights
Makes it easier to aim your weapon. Available for all firearms except Snipers.

Scopes
These are repeater and rifle exclusive modications. This modification improves aim.

Stock
Stock modification changes the grain texture of the wooden section of the long arm weapons. This is only available for Repeaters, Rifles, and Shotguns.

Wrap
Wrap modification protects the weapon against the wear from usage. Available for Repeaters, rifles, and shotguns.

That is all for our guide with tips in all of the weapons including rare weapons, Gunsmith exclusive weapons, and weapon customizations.