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For the Red Dead Redemption variant, see Bolt Action Rifle.

The Bolt Action Rifle is a weapon featured in Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online.


The B.D. & Co. Bolt Action is a strong and versatile rifle, built to perform in any environment. The bolt-action mechanism allows for quick firing and reloading, making this rifle an ideal choice for long-range combat with multiple targets. This gun has an ammo capacity of five rounds, and can use Regular, High Velocity, Split Point, Express and Explosive rifle ammo.


  • This rifle is provided during "Preaching Forgiveness as He Went" in Chapter 3. It is then available from all gunsmiths after the mission.
  • The rifle can be obtained early in the Chapter 2 mission "The First Shall Be Last" by killing a bounty hunter.[1]
    • Arthur and Javier will silently kill two Bounty Hunters when Trelawny provides a distraction. Then, Javier and Arthur will begin to proceed up the valley towards the Bounty Hunter camp. The first two Bounty Hunters in this valley - especially the one on the left of the other Bounty Hunter carries and drops the Bolt Action Rifle if you kill him first. The player must kill him, not just wound or otherwise alert the pair to your presence as he will swap it out for a Carbine Repeater and will not drop the Bolt Action Rifle upon death.
  • It can also be obtained through Sheriff Curtis Malloy, who will sometimes have the rifle equipped if the player is getting shot at by a local citizen in Valentine or if they become wanted by the law.
  • The rifle can sometimes be found on lawmen during public executions in Valentine and Saint Denis.
  • In Online, this rifle is available for purchase at all gunsmiths.

Components & Styles


Barrel - Rifling Cost ($)
Standard Rifling Default
Improved Rifling 20.00
Iron Sights Cost ($)
Stock Sights Default
Improved Sights 5.00
Scope Cost ($)
No Scope Default
Short Scope 15.00
Medium Scope 20.00
Stock Cost ($)
Basic Grain Default
Straight Grain 14.00
Wide Grain 20.00
Wrap Cost ($)
No Wrap Default
Wrap 10.00


Metals Components - Cost ($)
Frame Hammer Sight Trigger
Iron 5.00 7.50 4.00 2.50 3.50
Nickel 5.50 8.25 4.50 2.75 4.00
Blued Steel 6.00 9.00 5.00 3.00 4.25
Blackened Steel 7.00 10.50 5.50 3.50 5.00
Browned Steel 7.50 11.25 6.00 3.75 5.50
Brass 8.00 12.00 6.50 4.00 5.75
Silver 9.00 13.50 7.00 4.50 6.50
Gold 10.00 15.00 8.00 5.00 7.00
Engravings Option Cost (S)
Engraving Style
(Applicable to the Barrel and Frame each)
None/Remove 0.30
Baroque 6.50
Art Nouveau 8.25
Victorian 10.50
Ornamental 12.00
Inlay Metals Iron 1.50
Nickel 2.25
Blued Steel 3.00
Blackened Steel 3.75
Browned Steel 5.25
Brass 6.00
Silver 7.50
Gold 9.00
Stock/Wrap Customzations Option Cost ($)
Carvings None/Remove Free
Buck Scene 14.50
Wolf Scene 15.00
Eagle Scene 16.00
Ram 16.75
Flying Eagle 18.00
Bear 18.50
(Wrap must be applied)
Hazelnut 1.50
Chestnut 2.00
Olive 2.50
Walnut 3.00
Brick Red 3.50
Tobacco 4.00
Chocolate 4.50
Pebble 5.00
Varnish Birch/Mahogany 1.50
Black Walnut/Maple 2.00
Bocote/Mesquite 2.50
Dark Rosewood/Myrtle 3.00
Bubinga/Rosewood 3.50
Cocobolo/Wild Cherry 4.00
Ebony/Bright Maple 4.50
Walnut/Dark Walnut 5.00


  • This weapon is based on the real world Krag-Jørgensen.
    • Unlike in real life, the Bolt Action Rifle is not used by US Army Soldiers in-game despite the Krag being the standard service rifle of the US Army from 1892 to 1903. It is only used by the US Soldiers guarding the train in “Our Best Selves” story mission
    • Unlike the Red Dead Redemption version, which is incorrectly shown being reloaded with charger clips, this version is more accurately reloaded one round at a time through the side-mounted loading gate, the Krag being generally incompatible with charger clips, except a few rare experimental guns (The Norwegian Krags were able to use en-bloc clips).
  • With a scope attached, this rifle becomes a good substitute for the Carcano Rifle.
  • A custom version of this weapon is frequently used by Bill Williamson, in browned steel except for the bolt which is iron, and a different varnish. It has a brownish appearance because Bill has been using it since his time in the US Army, more than his sidearm.
  • This weapon can also be acquired from armed guards attending a hanging in Saint Denis.



  1. -Video showing that player can obtain the rifle in the mission.