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For the German-made version of this weapon present in Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics, see 9mm Mauser.
For an overview of 10mm pistol models in various games, see 10mm Pistol.
Chinese Pistol
Attack statistics
dmg/attack: 4
DPS: 24
attacks/sec: 6
# of projectiles: 1
spread: 1
crit dmg: 4
crit chance: x 1
ammo type: 10mm
ammo per shot: 1
ammo capacity: 10
shots/reload: 10
skill: Small Guns
AP: 17
item HP: 150
repair: Chinese Pistols
weight: 2
value: 190
base id: 00004325
xx003f41(sim version)

The Chinese Pistol is a relic of the United States' war with China, an event that triggered the Great War, that can still be found in the Capital Wasteland. The gun is a Shansei C96 or Type 17, in our timeline a higher-caliber variant of the original German Mauser.



It is arguably the weakest pistol in the game and is nearly useless as a weapon. It's only uses are for its value in trade (it is pound-for-pound the most valuable of all conventional weapons), and for repairing its unique incendiary version, the Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese Pistol. It has worse spread than the N99 10mm Pistol, holds less ammunition in a magazine, and its ammo pool is the same as the N99, so it cannot even be used as an "out of ammo" backup weapon.

A fully repaired Chinese Pistol can fire 1242 rounds, about 125 clips, before breaking.


  • Zhu-Rong v418 Chinese Pistol - While the Zhu-Rong does the same base amount of damage, it is unique due to the fact that it fires incendiary rounds, which deal fire damage over time.


  • Low-level raiders throughout the wasteland often carry them. Higher-level raiders still carry them occasionally, but not very often.
  • Most traders usually have one or two Chinese Pistols in their inventory.
  • One can be found in the Museum of Dave, located inside the Republic of Dave.
  • In the Operation: Anchorage add-on, Chinese Pistols are carried by the Crimson Dragoons. They are not re-skinned but have near infinite durability. They can be obtained by using the inventory glitch during the simulation.

Behind the scenes

  • It is one of the few weapons where the PC has an animation showing the clip being retrieved from their pocket.
  • The Chinese Pistol resembles the C96 Mauser, nicknamed the "Broom Handle," which was copied by the Chinese and produced as the Shansei Type 17.
  • The Mauser, after which this weapon is based was used as base for several Sci-Fi weapons, including Star Wars' Han Solo's Blaster.
  • In the first Mad Max movie, this gun can be seen being used by one of Toecutter's gang members in the scene where they shoot the mannequin, while in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Max uses one early in the movie.


Chinese Pistols only appear in Fallout 3.

Weapons of Fallout 3

This article uses material from the "Chinese Pistol" article on the Fallout wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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