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


The quick-firing Lancaster Varmint Rifle is designed for hunting small mammals and large birds, using a special low-caliber type of ammunition with reduced damage. However, the large ammo capacity and fast fire rate make this an effective weapon against large groups of enemies. This gun has an ammo capacity of fourteen rounds, and can only use .22 caliber ammo.


This rifle is available from all gunsmiths after completing "Eastward Bound"; players who purchased the Special or Ultimate editions receive the weapon for free.


  • The Varmint Rifle is based on the Winchester Model 1890.
  • The weapon is also a pump-action rifle, a very rare cofiguration for rifles as most pump-action weapons are shotguns.



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