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L.A. Noire Walkthrough and Guide

by CMBF  

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The following weapons, (3) sorted by class, are found in the game.  We thought that you might find a list and some information about each one to be of general interest and entertainment!

-- Handgun --

* Browning Hi-Power
A single-action 9mm semi-automatic handgun manufactured at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium, based upon a design by American firearms inventor John Browning.   The Hi-Power name alluded to the 13-round magazine capacity, which was almost twice that of contemporary designs such as the Luger or Mauser 1910.  There were over two-dozen variations and custom designs for this model, making it one of the most popular handgun designs in the world.

* Colt M1911
The M1911 is a single-action semi-automatic handgun chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge. It was designed by John Browning and was adopted as the standard-issue side arm for the United States armed forces from 1911 to 1985.  Several variations of the design chambered for 9mm were created for foreign military forces.

* FN Browning 1922
The Browning 1922 is a single-action semi-automatic handgun created in two variations -- the first is chambered for the 7.65x17mm Browning (.32ACP), and the second for the 9x17mm Browning (.380ACP).  Developed by John Browning for Fabrique Nationale (FN), Herstal, Belgium, where is was heavily produced until 1983, when it was discontinued.

* Star Model P
The entire family of the "Star" pistols was (and still is) manufactured by the Spain-based company Bonifacio Echeverria, SA, and is a copy of the Colt M1911 made under license, but chambered to fire the 9x19mm Luger or 9x23mm Largo (Bergmann-Bayard) rounds instead of the .45 ACP round.

* M1917 revolver
The M1917 Revolver (formally United States Revolver, Caliber .45, M1917) is a six-shot revolver chambered for the .45 ACP caliber round used primarily by Military Police and certain non-combat designated officers and troops required to carry a small sidearm.  There were two variations of the M1917, one from Colt and one from Smith & Wesson.

* Nickel Plated Pistol
This is not a specific model of pistol, rather it is the nickel-plated version of other pistols in the game, and is included here to denote that such versions exist in the game.

* .38 Detective Revolver
There are two makers of what is generically called the .38 Detective Revolver (AKA  .38 Snubnose), the model made by Colt, and a model made by Smith & Wesson.

The Colt Detective Special was an American DA/SA revolver first produced in 1927 as a shortened version of the Police Positive Special handgun.  Originally offered in .32 caliber, the most common of the Colt Detective Specials are chambered for the .38 Special cartridge fed from a 6-shot cylinder.  The "Detective" model features a 2-inch barrel. 

Smith & Wesson made the Model 637, also called the "Chief’s Special"  and a version with the hammer affixed with a shroud that is called the Airweight Bodyguard .38 Special.  The standard versions that are often called the .38 Detective Revolver consist of a 5-shot J-frame with an exposed hammer chambered to fire the .38 caliber pistol cartridge.

Regardless of which model you have, these are notoriously inaccurate, and most experts advise that if you are shooting at a target you cannot hit by throwing the revolver at them, the target is too far away.

-- Rifle --

* Browning Automatic Rifle
The Browning Automatic Rifle -- AKA the BAR -- is officially known as the M1918, and is chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge.  Designed by John Browning in 1917 for the U.S. Expeditionary Corps in Europe as a replacement for the French-made Chauchat and M1909 Benet-Mercie machine guns, the BAR saw action in most of the wars since, and is still used today by the military in many countries, including the US, as well as police departments.

* M1 Garand
The M1 Garand (officially designated as United States Rifle, Caliber .30, M1) was the first semi-automatic rifle issued to the infantry of US Military Branches, and is chambered for the .30-06 Springfield rifle cartridge.

-- Sub-Machine Gun (SMG) --

Thompson M1
Invented by John Thompson in 1919, and originally marketed to civilians as well as police and military as a general purpose automatic rifle, the M1 became infamous during the Prohibition era when it was used by both law enforcement officers and criminals.  The Thompson is also known as:the "Tommy Gun" and the "Chicago Typewriter" and is only used today by third-world military forces.

Chicago Piano Gun
This is a special gun obtained as a pre-order bonus from HMV.  The gun is a variation of the  Thompson and has a capacity of 45 bullets per magazine.

--Shotgun --

12 Gauge Pump Action Shotgun
The Remington Model 10 is the pump-action shotgun used by the LAPD from 1914 to the late 1950's when it was replaced with a more modern version.  It is equipped with an internal hammer and a tube magazine and is chambered for the 12 gauge "police round" but can be used with any of the civilian type shells as well.

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Comments for Weapons

3 comments, latest first.
Mar 2nd 2015 CMBF
As far as we know there are no cheats and there never were cheats for this game...

Chances are that no, there will not be a sequel to the game. The studio and its crew are pretty much gone.
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Jan 11th 2015 Guest
Is there a cheat that I can enter in this game?
ID #500190
Jun 25th 2011 Guest
are they making another la noire
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