Magnum Research BFR

     Notes: The BFR (Biggest, Finest Revolver) is a well-made American revolver that uses virtually all-stainless steel construction and long barrels to produce large, heavy firearms that are built to fine tolerances and perform very well.  The BFR is known for its accuracy and quality.  The BFR is virtually handmade, parts being hand-fitted and polished.  The grip frame is a modified version of that used on the Ruger Super Blackhawk, and the alloy rear sight is also almost identical to that of the Super Blackhawk.  The front sight, however, is a simple ramped blade.  The cylinder is unusual for a double-action revolver, in that the cylinders are loaded via a loading gate, and the cylinder can rotate in either direction when the loading gate is open. 

     Magnum Research considers the BFR to have two versions, though both are basically identical except for barrel length.  Versions with barrels of less than 7 inches are generally referred to as “Little Max” versions, while longer-barreled versions are called “Big Maxine.”

     Twilight 2000 Notes: These revolvers do not exist in the Twilight 2000 timeline.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.22 Hornet and .218 Bee

1.59 kg

5 Cylinder

$316

BFR (10” Barrel)

.22 Hornet and .218 Bee

1.98 kg

5 Cylinder

$342

BFR (10” Barrel)

.30-30 Winchester

1.98 kg

5 Cylinder

$721

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.45 Long Colt and .410 Gauge 3”

1.81 kg

5 Cylinder

$252

BFR (10” Barrel)

.444 Marlin

1.98 kg

5 Cylinder

$396

BFR (10” Barrel)

.450 Marlin

1.98 kg

5 Cylinder

$423

BFR (6.5” Barrel)

.454 Casull

1.45 kg

5 Cylinder

$283

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.454 Casull

1.59 kg

5 Cylinder

$294

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.45-70 Government

1.81 kg

5 Cylinder

$400

BFR (10” Barrel)

.45-70 Government

1.98 kg

5 Cylinder

$425

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.460 Smith & Wesson Magnum

1.95 kg

5 Cylinder

$351

BFR (6.5” Barrel)

.480 Ruger and .475 Linebaugh

1.45 kg

5 Cylinder

$320

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.480 Ruger and .475 Linebaugh

1.59 kg

5 Cylinder

$331

BFR (6.5” Barrel)

.50 Action Express

1.45 kg

5 Cylinder

$309

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.50 Action Express

1.59 kg

5 Cylinder

$319

BFR (7.5” Barrel)

.500 S&W Magnum

1.81 kg

5 Cylinder

$376

BFR (10” Barrel)

.500 S&W Magnum

1.98 kg

5 Cylinder

$402

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

BFR (7.5”, .218)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

4

BFR (10”. .218)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

7

BFR (7.5”, .22)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

4

BFR (10”, .22)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

3

Nil

7

BFR (10”, .30-30)

DAR

4

2-Nil

3

6

Nil

6

BFR (7.5”, .45)

DAR

2

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

16

BFR (7.5”, .410)

DAR

2/1d6x4

1-Nil/Nil

2

2

Nil

2

BFR (10”, .444)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

BFR (10”, .450)

DAR

3

1-Nil

3

4

Nil

18

BFR (6.5”, .454)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

BFR (7.5”, .454)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

21

BFR (7.5”, .45-70)

DAR

3

1-Nil

2

4

Nil

12

BFR (10”, .45-70)

DAR

3

1-Nil

3

4

Nil

18

BFR (7.5”, .460)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

BFR (6.5”, .480)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

19

BFR (7.5”, .480)

DAR

4

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

22

BFR (6.5”, .475)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

17

BFR (7.5”, .475)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

21

BFR (6.5”, .50)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

5

Nil

20

BFR (7.5”, .50)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

24

BFR (7.5”, .500)

DAR

5

1-1-Nil

2

4

Nil

20

BFR (10”, .500)

DAR

5

1-2-Nil

2

4

Nil

28

 

Meriden Pocket Revolver

     Notes: This revolver is not a mystery – it is a simple pocket revolver with a short barrel and a bobbed hammer, and a break-open top for reloading of the cylinder.  The mystery is its origin – the Meriden company had unknown ownership.  Some say the company was owned by Sears & Roebuck, others say it was owned by Andrew Fyrberg, and still others say it was a part of Stevens Arms.  Numbers of manufacture are similarly unknown.  The workmanship of these weapons is somewhat crude (some would say shoddy), but they are remarkably durable, though they were introduced in 1905.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Meriden Pocket Revolver

.32 Smith & Wesson Long

0.4 kg

5 Cylinder

$117

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Meriden Pocket Revolver

DAR

1

Nil

1

6

Nil

5

 

NAA Mini-Master/Black Widow

     Notes:  These are essentially long-barreled versions of the Mini-Derringer, the Mini-Master with a 4-inch barrel, and the Black Widow with a 2-inch barrel.  Both come with interchangeable cylinders for use with either .22 Long Rifle or .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire cartridges.  The Mini-Revolver is smaller still, with a 1.125-inch barrel or a 1.625-inch barrel (in .22 Long Rifle and .22 Magnum), and do not have interchangeable cylinders. The Pug Mini Revolver has a barrel length of 1 inch, and is deliberately built a bit heavy (for its size). The Mini-Revolvers have wood grips, and the Mini-Master and Black Widow rubber grips; it is debatable whether to call these weapons large derringers or small revolvers.  The Mini-Revolvers have only a blade front sight, while the Mini-Master and Black Widow have rear sights. Construction in all cases is of all-steel, and have manual safeties.  Their triggers have no trigger guards.

     The Mini-Revolvers can be had with grip/holsters; these fold the frame into the grip to produce a smaller package.  The guns cannot be fired in this condition, and have passive safeties to ensure they are not.  These cost 1% more than standard Mini-revolvers.

     In 2005, NAA introduced Mini-Masters and Black Widows in .17 caliber.  These are basically the same as the other weapons, except for the caliber.

     In 2010, NAA introduced a top-break version of their Mini-Revolver with a 1.625-inch barrel in .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, identical except for a slight weight difference and that breaking open the revolver pushes out the shells so they can be easily grasped for unloading/removal of spent shells.  Recoil stats are also slightly different, but the Top-Break Mini-Revolver is otherwise identical to a standard Mini-Revolver of the same caliber and barrel-length.

     Twilight 2000 Notes: The .17 caliber versions of this weapon do not exist.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Mini-Revolver

.22 Short

0.11 kg

5 Cylinder

$51

Mini-Revolver (1.125” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.13 kg

5 Cylinder

$57

Mini-Revolver (1.625” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.13 kg

5 Cylinder

$62

Mini-Revolver (1.125” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.17 kg

5 Cylinder

$73

Mini-Revolver (1.625” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.18 kg

5 Cylinder

$78

Mini-Revolver (Top-Break)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.2 kg

5 Cylinder

$78

Mini-Revolver Pug

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.18 kg

5 Cylinder

$71

Mini-Master

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

0.32 kg

5 Cylinder

$161

Mini-Master

.17 Mach 2 Rimfire

0.28 kg

5 Cylinder

$130

Mini-Master

.22 Long Rifle

0.3 kg

5 Cylinder

$86

Mini-Master

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.3 kg

5 Cylinder

$102

Black Widow

.17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire

0.26 kg

5 Cylinder

$140

Black Widow

.17 Mach 2 Rimfire

0.23 kg

5 Cylinder

$110

Black Widow

.22 Long Rifle

0.25 kg

5 Cylinder

$69

Black Widow

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.25 kg

5 Cylinder

$82

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Mini-Revolver (.22 Short)

DAR

-2

Nil

0

10

Nil

1

Mini-Revolver (.22 Long Rifle, 1.125”)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

10

Nil

1

Mini-Revolver (.22 Long Rifle, 1.625”)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

10

Nil

2

Mini-Revolver (.22 Magnum, 1.125”)

DAR

1

Nil

0

9

Nil

1

Mini-Revolver (.22 Magnum, 1.625”)

DAR

1

Nil

0

9

Nil

2

Mini-Revolver (Top-Break)

DAR

1

Nil

0

8

Nil

2

Mini-Revolver Pug

DAR

-1

Nil

0

9

Nil

1

Mini-Master (.17 HMR)

DAR

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

4

Mini-Master (.17 Mach 2)

DAR

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

6

Mini-Master (.22 Long Rifle)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

6

Nil

7

Mini-Master (.22 Magnum)

DAR

1

Nil

0

7

Nil

7

Black Widow (.17 HMR)

DAR

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

1

Black Widow (.17 Mach 2)

DAR

1

Nil

0

5

Nil

2

Black Widow (.22 Long Rifle)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

6

Nil

3

Black Widow (.22 Magnum)

DAR

1

Nil

0

7

Nil

3

 

New England Firearms Standard Revolver

    Notes: New England Firearms (often called simply NEF), a former subsidiary of Harrington & Richardson, introduced this small-caliber revolver in 1988.  It is, as the name might indicate, an unremarkable sort of revolver, with either a blued or nickel-plated finish, except for perhaps an unusual choice of ammunition in this day and age: .32 Smith & Wesson Long.  It should be noted that while .32 H&R Magnum ammunition will fit in the .32 S&W Long version of this revolver, it should never be fired from the NEF Standard, since the power of the .32 H&R Magnum is way too great for the NEF Standard revolver and could cause a chamber explosion.  The rear sight is adjustable.  Finish is typically a polished blue/black finish called by NEF the “Lustre” finish.

     The Ultra Revolver is basically a larger, more powerful, and heavy-barreled version of the NEF Standard Revolver.  The barrel length of the .22 caliber versions is 4 inches, while the .32 H&R Magnum has only a 3” barrel.  The finish of these revolvers is typically polished blue.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

NEF Standard (2.5” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.65 kg

9 Cylinder

$71

NEF Standard (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.8 kg

9 Cylinder

$86

NEF Standard (6” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

0.89 kg

9 Cylinder

$106

NEF Standard (2.5” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.74 kg

9 Cylinder

$87

NEF Standard (4” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

0.91 kg

9 Cylinder

$102

NEF Standard (6” Barrel)

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.01 kg

9 Cylinder

$122

NEF Standard (2.5” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson Long

0.9 kg

5 Cylinder

$112

NEF Standard (4” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson Long

1.11 kg

5 Cylinder

$127

NEF Standard (6” Barrel)

.32 Smith & Wesson Long

1.19 kg

5 Cylinder

$148

NEF Standard (4” Barrel)

.22 Long Rifle

1.02 kg

9 Cylinder

$87

NEF UltraMag

.22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire

1.02 kg

6 Cylinder

$103

NEF Lady Ultra

.32 H&R Magnum

0.88 kg

5 Cylinder

$127

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

NEF Standard (2.5”, .22 LR)

DAR

-1

Nil

0

2

Nil

4

NEF Standard (4”, .22 LR)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

NEF Standard (6”, .22 LR)

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

11

NEF Standard (2.5”, .22 Magnum)

DAR

1

Nil

0

3

Nil

3

NEF Standard (4”, .22 Magnum)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

6

NEF Standard (6”, .22 Magnum)

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

9

NEF Standard (2.5”, .32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

4

NEF Standard (4”, .32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

7

NEF Standard (6”, .32)

DAR

1

Nil

1

3

Nil

12

NEF Ultra

DAR

-1

Nil

1

2

Nil

7

NEF UltraMag

DAR

1

Nil

1

2

Nil

6

NEF Lady Ultra

DAR

2

Nil

1

3

Nil

5