This weapon is very loosely based on the British Martini-Henry rifle, which served the British Army for almost fifty years, and some examples were even found still in use in Afghanistan during the Global War on Terror.
I made this gun when I realized that the Lever-Action Shotgun's reload animation was pretty similar to the Martini-Henry's falling block action, and thought it'd be a neat experiment. It's chambered in .45-70 Government because that seemed like the most era-appropriate cartridge available without creating an entirely new ammo type just for one gun.
I started with the base game Lever-Action Shotgun and removed everything except for the receiver, trigger, and action block. I then added the stock, handguard, and barrel from the Cowboy Repeater, and the trigger guards from both the Hunting Rifle and Varmint Rifle.
The following properties, perks and challenges apply to this weapon:
|Ammo Type||.45-70 Gov't|
|Ammo Use Per Shot||1||Regen Rate||N/A|
|Damage Per Projectile||75||# of Projectiles||1|
|Crit Damage||75||Crit % Multiplier||x1|
|Limb Damage Multiplier||1||Rate of Fire||1|
|Item HP||100||Sight FOV||47|