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Magnum Research BFR

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Magnum Research BFR - .45-70 Government

The Magnum Research BFR (Big Frame Revolver) is a large framed, stainless steel single-action revolver manufactured by Magnum Research. Its design is based on the Colt Single Action Army and is chambered for rifle or large handgun calibers. There are also variants of the BFR with a short cylinder, in order to accommodate shorter cartridges.


  • Type: Revolver
  • Caliber: .45-70 Government, .30-30 Winchester, .45 Colt, .500 S&W Magnum, .50 Beowulf, .450 Marlin, .44 Magnum, .357 Magnum, .454 Casull, .50 Action Express, .50 GI and others
  • Capacity: 5 round cylinder, 6 round cylinder (short cylinders chambered for .44 and .357 Magnum only)
  • Fire Modes: Single-action

The Magnum Research BFR and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
Looper Bruce Willis Old Joe 2012
Joseph Gordon-Levitt Joe
Garret Dillahunt Jesse
Jeff Daniels Abe
Jon Eyez Gat Man
Noah Segan Kid Blue nickel, custom rear sight

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Cross Fire "BFR" 2007
Fallout: New Vegas "Hunting Revolver" Permanently-mounted scope; fires in double-action and depicted with swing-out cylinder 2010
"Ranger Sequoia" Heavily engraved; lacks scope
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades BFR 2016
Resident Evil: Village "Handcannon PZ" 2021

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