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A revolver is a repeating firearm that has a cylinder containing multiple chambers and at least one barrel for firing, with the modern revolver being invented by Samuel Colt. As the user cocks the hammer, the cylinder revolves to align the next chamber and round with the hammer and barrel, which gives this type of firearm its name. The hammer-cocking happens either directly (via the shooter pulling it back) or indirectly (via the first portion of the trigger pull in double-action revolvers.) In modern revolvers, the revolving cylinder typically chambers five or six rounds, but some models hold 10 rounds or more. Revolvers are most often classified as handguns, but other weapons may also have the design of a revolver. These include some models of grenade launchers, shotguns, and some rifles. Basically revolvers sacrifice ammo capacity in exchange for superb mechanical reliability and higher stopping power compared to most semi-auto handguns.

In the Resident Evil series, the revolver is an implicit firearm category, more known as "magnum" weapons. Magnums appear in most RE games in the form of revolvers to differentiate them from standard handguns and can deal high amounts of damage to a single target. Many of the revolvers in the game are from the firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson.

Some of them are:

Weapon Game Display name
Taurus Raging Bull Resident Evil 0 Magnum Revolver
Colt Python Resident Evil

Resident Evil CODE:Veronica

Resident Evil: Revelations

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps

Colt Python
Magnum

Magnum Python (Revelations 1 and 2)

MAG-REV

Colt Anaconda Resident Evil (Remake)

Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

Resident Evil: Revelations 2

Magnum

Magnum Revolver

Colt Anaconda

Colt S.A.A. Resident Evil 2 (Claire only) Colt SAA
Smith & Wesson Model 629 Classic Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Resident Evil Survivor Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 36 Resident Evil Outbreak File #2 Revolver
Smith & Wesson Model 29 Resident Evil Outbreak
Resident Evil 5
Magnum Revolver
S&W 29
Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 Resident Evil 4 Broken Butterfly
Smith & Wesson Model 500

Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 6
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles

Handcannon (4 and UC)

S&W M500 (5)

Elephant Killer (6)

Mateba Model 6 Unica Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Magnum 2005M
Smith & Wesson Model 329PD Resident Evil: Revelations 2 Magnum Model 329