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Armed with nothing but muskets and a superiority complex, the Brits took over half the world. Own the gun that built an Empire.
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The Musket is a weapon featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, as part of the Independence Day Special update.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Musket resembles a typical flintlock-based musket of the 19th century, but also closely resembles British Brown Bess muskets that were used by the Americans and Great Britain during the Revolutionary War, except it has a curved stock.

The top of the barrel is engraved with the word Edinburgh, possibly indicating the place of manufacture rather than a makers' name.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Shots have over-penetration, meaning the musket ball will continue its way after going through a first target. One musket shot can kill up to four NPCs if enough are in line with the bullet's trajectory. The musket can kill most NPCs in one shot. Due to its relatively large caliber, the musket is capable of leaving a severe, bloody wound on the victim when shot.

Damage per shot and range are almost equal to that of the Heavy Sniper: two shots in a helicopter's tail rotor is enough to destroy it, and one shot in the chest is enough to kill players until level 39 (approximately), while the Heavy Sniper kills in one shot until level 99. However, the player becomes vulnerable while reloading the weapon, since the wielder will take a lengthy reload time of 4.5 seconds, enough to be taken down during a heavy gunfight.

Like sniper rifles, two shots to a car's engine or fuel tank is enough to damage them and set it on fire, after which it will explode within a few seconds.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Weapon Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(per shot) [?]
Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed [?]
82.5 (132)


(38 RPM)
250 / 820 1 N/A N/A
In-game Statements / Markings
N/A 13 RPM Cannot be determined Single ball round Barrel loading 4.56 seconds
Rockstar Games Social Club [?]
Fire Rate/Speed
Clip Size


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Rounds GTA V GTA Online
Rounds (2) $15 $3
Black Default Default
Army $5,000 $5,000
Green (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $5,250F $5,250
Orange (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $5,500F $5,500
LSPD $5,750 $5,750
Pink (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $7,500F $7,500
Gold (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $10,000F $10,000
Platinum (Collector's and Enhanced Edition) $12,500F $12,500
F Free for players that have the Special/Collector's edition of the game.

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Grand Theft Auto V

Original version
Enhanced version
  • Available on Ammu-Nation after completing the mission Mr. Richards, for $21,400

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be bought in Ammu-Nation, for $21,400.



  • Though it is classified as a Shotgun, Muskets are a unique type of weapon, and they are more closely related to rifles rather than shotguns.
  • Though the Musket has a long reload time, it is still unrealistic, as a real musket takes roughly 10 to 20 seconds to reload (depending on the user's skill and concentration) as opposed to the in-game musket, which takes about 5 seconds to reload. The player only drops gunpowder and the ball into the barrel without using the ramrod to push it. The player also does not load the pan with gunpowder and re-cock the hammer. View this video to see how a Musket is really reloaded.
  • Given its power and accuracy, it may be a Rifled Musket, having much more penetrating and accurate shots than smoothbore muskets.
  • This is likely the oldest gun in the series, being about 200 or 300 years old.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Even though it is in the Shotgun slot, it originally used Sniper Rifle ammo rather than lead balls. Due to this, one should be careful not having the Musket selected while selecting the shotgun slot in order to quickly take a shotgun. However, a subsequent update changed it to use shotgun ammo although it would be firing shotgun slugs (single projectile) rather than shells.
  • It is possible to reload slightly faster by quickly entering and exiting a bike just after the shot. Entering and exiting the bike will replace the reloading animation.
  • Unlike the Firework Launcher, the Musket can still be kept even after the expiration of the Independence Day Special update, as ammo can still be bought from Ammu-Nation.

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