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This article is about the special weapon in PAYDAY 2. For the secondary weapon, see Frenchman Model 87.
Akimbo Frenchman Model 87

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Gameplay
Unlock Level 26
Inventory Slot Primary
Weapon Type Akimbo
Pistol
Firing Mode(s) Semi-automatic SemiIcon.png
Cost $813,400
Statistics
Magazine 12
Total Ammo 96
Rate of Fire 361
Reload Time 3.5
Damage 136.5
Accuracy 84
Stability 16
Concealment 26
Threat 22
Other
Internal name x_model3
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The Akimbo Frenchman Model 87 is a primary weapon available in PAYDAY 2, available to players who own the Gunslinger Weapon Pack.

Overview[]

Akimbo Frenchman Model 87 revolvers can be dual-wielded in the primary weapon slot for their greatly increased damage output at the cost of precise aiming, stability and the opportunity cost of being unable to use other primaries.

All akimbo weapon modifications cost 40% extra than their normal price.

Summary[]

Pros:

  • High rate of fire and damage for non-automatic akimbo pistols
  • Good accuracy
  • Full reload is the same speed as a tactical or partial reload and reloads all bullets at once
  • Above-average ammo reserve amount and ammo pickup rate for its type
  • Decent base concealment
  • High damage

Cons:

  • Each revolver is limited to six shots that cannot be increased no matter what, similar to other akimbo revolvers like the Akimbo Matever .357 or Akimbo Castigo .44
  • No true option for aiming down the sights, like all akimbo weapons
  • Low stability can cause vicious recoil and muzzle flip when rapidly firing, amplified with the stability penalty
  • Only modification options are two barrel sizes, one grip option, and a stat boost of the user's choice; no option for any gadgets
  • One trigger pull fires both guns, potentially leading to ammo wastage.

Tips[]

  • The Mule Bone Grips option for the Akimbo Frenchman Model 87 is a straight upgrade, adding +4 stability without any drawbacks.
  • The base ammo pool for the Akimbo Frenchman Model 87 is 96 rounds. Fully Loaded basic increases the amount to 120 rounds, while either Akimbo Ace or the Hitman Perk Deck increases the amount to 144 rounds. All three ammo boosts taken together grant a total of 240 rounds.
  • Unlike most other Akimbo weapons, the Akimbo Frenchman Model 87 provides a relatively tight sight picture when aiming, bringing both guns quite close to each other. This helps in lining up enemies between both guns for more accurate and distant shots, even without a laser sight gadget thanks to the precise "window" formed and the weapon's relatively high base accuracy.

Available modifications[]

Opera Long Barrel

Gunslinger Weapon Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +8 Stability +8
Concealment -2 Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Napoleon Barrel

Gunslinger Weapon Pack
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy -4 Stability -
Concealment +2 Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Concealment

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment +1 Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Stability

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Accuracy

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy +4 Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Team Boost

Base game
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Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability -
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $9,000
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Special Effect(s): +3% Experience & money reward for you and your crew.

Mule Bone Grip

Gunslinger Weapon Pack
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Mule Bone Grip (Frenchman Model 87).png
Total ammo - Magazine -
Reload - Damage -
Accuracy - Stability +4
Concealment - Threat -
Cost: $12,600
Card Drop & Side Job / Continental coins 6

Trivia[]

  • The Frenchman Model 87 is based on the Smith & Wesson Model 3, evident from the spring-loaded latch being on the barrel rather than the frame.
  • Oddly, when reloading the Frenchman, all of the cartridges that are ejected appear to be perfectly fine, unfired cartridges with the bullets still visible, no matter how many shots were left before needing to reload. The exact same type of fresh cartridges ejected from the gun are then loaded back into the gun.
  • The reload animation for the Akimbo Frenchmans uses the end animation of a side-loading akimbo revolvers primary, despite the Frenchman being break-action.

Gallery[]

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