The Rifle or Country Rifle is a basic lever-action repeater rifle featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

The Rifle takes the form of a Marlin Model 336 and is depicted as a scope-less sniper rifle, based on its in-game categorization.

The Rifle may be easily mistaken as an air rifle rather than firearm, possibly due to the quieter noise it makes.


Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Hitting the aim button with this won't invoke an auto-target reticule, but instead skips straight to a free-aim mode. Its per-bullet damage rate is behind only to the Sniper Rifle, Minigun, and Desert Eagle (at Gangster level and up), however, given its lack of a lock-on feature and slow reloading, it is not a good choice for beginners, but it does earn its keep in the hands of a decent marksman.

The lack of the scope may possibly mean a disadvantage on long-range assaults, but this allows for a better field of view when aiming, allowing the player to detect any oncoming enemies.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Weapon Statistics - 3D Universe
Damage Fire Rate [?] Range
(m / ft)
Ammo Specifications/
Reload Mechanism Reload Speed
75 N/A N/A 1 N/A N/A
N/A N/A Cannot be determined Single round Charging handle N/A

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Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas


Grand Theft Auto San Andreas


Rifle's locations map


Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

  • The Rifle has three weapon skills defined in the game's files, however only one is used in the game. But if the player uses the "Max Weapon Stats" cheat, a notification will say "Rifle - Hitman level reached."
  • The rifle lacks the cocking animation. Instead, a cocking sound is played and the shooter just stands still until it is ready to fire again. Also, no shells are ejected in each "cock".
  • There is a glitch where if the player presses the aim button and then enters a motorcycle, the close-up aim view stays on, and the gray reticle stays in place in the middle of the screen. Exiting the motorcycle makes the view go back to normal.
  • In the game's internal files, the Rifle is called "cuntgun". It may be a possible misspelling of "country/county gun" or a sexual joke, which is part of Rockstar's tradition.
  • Interestingly, the Rifle cannot be aimed in first person view, but it is possible on the mobile version by tapping the target button.

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