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Arthur: "They expressly told me not to kill you."
Allbright: "Well, this is about you!"
Arthur Morgan and Benedict Allbright during their standoff.

Good, Honest, Snake Oil is a mission in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Mission overview

Following a tip from the Valentine Sheriff, Arthur attempts to capture and turn in Benedict Allbright, a wanted criminal, out near the Dakota River.


Following Uncle's advice, Arthur enters the sheriff's office in Valentine. He speaks with Sheriff Malloy, who points out a wanted poster on the wall for Benedict Allbright, a snake oil salesman who is engaged in quackery. His medicine is killing people, and Arthur is asked to bring him in alive. After finding Allbright, Allbright is initially suspicious that Arthur is a bounty hunter. Arthur pretends he is looking for medicine for his sick mother, and after being handed the medicine, he throws it in the water and aims his revolver at Allbright. Allbright claims he is a healer and can speak to spirits, and refuses to come in.

Arthur is forced to save his life after he nearly falls off the cliff, but Allbright is dismayed that Arthur still intends to bring him in. Allbright jumps into the water below, but gets caught in the current (if Arthur fails to pull him back up onto the cliff, he will fall into the river without the intervening cutscene). Arthur chases after him, and eventually catches him with his lasso, hogtying him. He transports Allbright to the sheriff's office, and collects the bounty.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Stop Benedict Allbright falling off the cliff.
  • Hogtie Allbright within 1 minute and 15 seconds.
  • Return Allbright to the sheriff within 1 minute and 30 seconds.

Mission failure

The mission will fail if the player:

  • Attacks the Sheriff;
  • Attacks the Deputy;
  • Have the sheriff witness them whilst wanted;
  • Gets arrested;
  • Kills Albright;
  • Allows Albright to escape;
  • Allows Albright to die;
  • Kills or abandons their horse;
  • Dies.


  • Allbright resembles Nigel West Dickens, another snake oil salesman from Red Dead Redemption. Both men dress sharply, sell snake oil, and claim to be medical men and healers, but are in fact charlatans who engage in quackery. The only difference is that West Dicken's Elixir doesn't kill people, while Allbright's medicine does.
  • This is the only bounty mission that cannot be done by John Marston.

Video walkthrough


Completing this Honor story mission is associated with these trophies/achievements:

10 gamerscoregamerscore
Bronze bronzebronze
Reach maximum or minimum Honor level.


30 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Complete all optional Honor story missions.


50 gamerscoregamerscore
Silver silversilver
Earn 70 Gold Medals in Story missions.


100 gamerscoregamerscore
Gold goldgold
Attain 100% Completion.


Red Dead Redemption 2 mission walkthroughs
Chapter 2: Horseshoe Overlook
"Who is Not Without Sin""A Quiet Time""Exit Pursued by a Bruised Ego""The Spines of America""Blessed are the Meek?""Polite Society, Valentine Style""Good, Honest, Snake Oil""Pouring Forth Oil I""Pouring Forth Oil II""Pouring Forth Oil III""Pouring Forth Oil IV""A Fisher of Men""Americans at Rest""The First Shall Be Last""Paying a Social Call""Money Lending and Other Sins I & II""Money Lending and Other Sins III""We Loved Once and True I & II""We Loved Once and True III""The Sheep and the Goats""An American Pastoral Scene""A Strange Kindness"
Companion Activities
"Five Finger Fillet - Lenny Summers""Hunting - Charles Smith""Rob a Homestead - Javier Escuella"
Chapter 1Chapter 3Chapter 4Chapter 5Chapter 6Epilogue, Part 1Epilogue, Part 2