Magnum

Magnum #19
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A very slow but powerful weapon. It holds only 6 rounds, but delivers a mighty blow to the enemy.
Type
Secondary
Buy Price
$23,000
Sell Price
$16,000
Weapon Info
Weapon Type
Pistol
Caliber
.44 Special Round
Damage Range
55 - 60
Accuracy Range
38 - 43

Magnum is a Secondary Pistol weapon that can be purchased from and sold to Big Al's Gun Shop, where it is the most expensive Secondary weapon item available.

The Magnum was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.

The Magnum has a base fire rate between one to two rounds per turn and can fire six rounds (over three to six turns) without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 3.8.

Like other revolvers, the Magnum cannot use Extended Magazine style weapon mods. It is also unable to use special ammo outside of Hollow Points rounds, as they are the only special ammo available in .44 Special.

Obtaining

The Magnum is most commonly obtained as a purchase from Big Al's. It can also be found through city finds.

1,000 Magnums will be restocked at Big Al's after being sold out. The amount of time before a restock occurs is half the time it took the item to sell out, rounded to the nearest 15 minutes.

Magnums can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Secondary weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.

A high quality Magnum with a Weapon Bonus can be obtained by opening a Small Arms Cache.

Usage

Some players equip a Magnum or another pistol weapon with the Execute bonus in their secondary slot to quickly take down opponents with low health. Due to the weapon's lower stats, Magnums with less desirable bonuses are commonly traded in at Big Al's Bunker for Bunker Bucks.

Buffs

Players can gain weapon experience on Magnums once the "CBT3870 Bachelor of Military Arts and Science" Education course has been completed. Magnums and all primary and secondary weapons gain a 20% damage boost from the "Firearms Expert" 10* special and an extra clip from the "Bandolier" 7* special at Gun Shops.

Magnums, along with all primary and secondary weapons, receive a 20% and 5% bonus to Ammo conservation from the "MTH3330 Bachelor of Mathematics" and "MTH2310 Discrete Mathematics" courses respectively. The "CBT2840 Study of Pistols" course gives +1 accuracy to all pistols.

The Magnum is affected by all universal buffs such as the 1% damage boost from completion of the "BIO2350 Evolution" course or the +3 accuracy from the "Seasoned Poacher" 10* Zoo special.

Related Awards

Magnum Related Awards
Image Name Requirements
118195665.png Yours Says Replica... Achieve 100 finishing hits with pistols

Historical Notes

in the early days of the game, the Magnum saw heavy use among players under level 15, as it was the most powerful Secondary weapon at Big Al's after the Desert Eagle and Dual 92G Berettas were moved to Mexico.

In the old Ammo system prior to the Attacking 2.0 update, ammo for the Magnum costed $30 per clip. The icon for the ammo ( rkdh2dS.png ) was a large pistol cartridge. [1]

Image History

Magnum Image History
Years Used Image
2006* to 2009 [2] 9ok6KLc.png
2009 to July 2012 [3] gG2Z70m.png
July 2012 [4] to present wiZLjIc.jpg

* Items did not have images prior to 2006.

Patch History

Released in Patch list #

Patch list #204 : 10/08/21
- Fixed the mod compatibility list for Extended Mags including some shotguns which were in fact not compatible

References

  1. Torn City Basic, All Items (21/11/09)
  2. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Secondary Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  3. TornCityHistoryMuseum, Secondary Weapons (With citations) (09/01/23)
  4. Chedburn, Patch: Fixes and Updates 19/07/12 (19/07/12)