Russian Revolver

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Special Containment Procedures:

SCP-XXXX is currently held in Safe-Storage at Site-47.

It is kept locked in a small gun case. The gun case is in turn kept inside of a standard double-locked safe-item storage locker.

If SCP-XXXX is to be taken from Storage to the Testing Chambers it must be transported within its locked case.
SCP-XXXX may only be removed from its case once it is within the Testing Chambers.
SCP-XXXX must be locked back in its case before it is removed from Testing to be returned to Storage.
SCP-XXXX may not be removed from its case outside of the testing chambers at any time.

I am aware that Doctor Blake considers my safety precautions to be excessive, but certainly I didn't get to where I am today by taking unnecessary risks.
And anomalous properties aside, the thing is still a bloody weapon, and I'll be damned if I'm going to have people on my Site waving guns around willy-nilly.

- Doctor Manthorpe


SCP-XXXX has been examined by a firearms expert, who has confirmed - to the best of his expertise - that it is a genuine antique example of the Nagant M1895 revolver pistol.

Manufactured in the early 1900s; the weapon is in good condition for its age.

Upon visual examination, x-ray, and EMF scan, no anomalous properties are apparent.


The origin and history of SCP-XXXX are currently unknown.

On the 4th of March (2017), A task-force of the Metropolitan Police raided a dwelling in the South-East of London.
Said dwelling was reportedly being used by a local gang, for the planning and organisation of illegal activities.

The raid on the property yielded contraband, including but not limited to; a large quantity of class-A narcotics, upwards of twenty thousand pounds of cash, and a small collection of unlicensed small firearms.

During the raid, one of the firearms recovered discharged, killing one police officer.

On debrief, the other police officers present reported that this fatal gunshot was not the result of an accident but was self-inflicted.

They further reported that a second officer at the scene attempted to shoot himself with the same gun, before placing it into an evidence bag.
He was unable to explain why he had done so.

Once the police task-force had returned to MET headquarters, all acquired contraband was signed in as evidence and catalogued for trial.

During processing, a gunshot was heard.
The desk officer in charge of cataloguing the exhibits was found dead in the evidence room, with a revolver still grasped in his hand.

By this time, a Foundation associate within the Metropolitan Police, had already made contact with the Foundation, to report a possible anomalous event in progress.

Anomalous Properties:

The mechanism of SCP-XXXX's anomalous effect appears to be the induction of a neuro-hypnotic state, coupled with an embedded hypnotic suggestion.

After testing it has been determined that manifestation of SCP-XXXX's anomalous properties vary slightly, depending on certain conditions.

1: The gun is unloaded, and there is no viable ammunition within reach.

  • SCP-XXXX will not "activate", and can be handled and examined safely.

2: The gun is unloaded, and there is viable ammunition within reach.

  • Upon picking up SCP-XXXX, the subject will load a single bullet into the gun, cock the hammer, spin the cylinder, put the barrel to their temple and pull the trigger.

3: The gun is loaded with a single bullet.

  • Upon picking up SCP-XXXX, the subject will cock the hammer, spin the cylinder, put the barrel to their temple and pull the trigger.

4: The gun is loaded with any number of bullets more than one.

  • Upon picking up SCP-XXXX, the subject will remove bullets from the gun until a single bullet remains. The subject will then cock the hammer, spin the cylinder, put the barrel to their temple and pull the trigger.

The Nagant M1895 has seven chambers
As such, when its anomalous properties are experienced the odds are:

A one in seven (14.285%) chance of death.
A six in seven (85.714%) chance of survival.

It's a gun that makes you play Russian roulette.
Very unusual I'm sure, but the question I always find myself asking myself with these things is why?
What's it for?
Why would someone make such a thing?

As a weapon it seems fairly useless. You could put it in the hands of your enemy and maybe they'll kill themselves on your behalf. But more likely they survive and all you've succeeded in doing is giving your foe an extra gun

It it's some kind of prank or a gambling game then it's certainly in very poor taste.

Perhaps as a test of mettle? An initiation ritual. A proof of loyalty.

My suspicion is that it's a tool of population control.
Once your numbers grow too large you just distribute a few of these amongst the ranks, and a randomly selected seventh of your populus cull themselves. Fewer mouths to feed.

That's my best guess anyway, but what do I know.

- Doctor Manthorpe


The testing of SCP-XXXX was carried out by Doctor Blake.
Under testing the parameters for SCP-XXXX's properties were discovered, although thus far little proof has been gained as to its mechanism of action

It is significant to note that the effects of the gun can only be triggered once per subject.
Once a subject has experienced the anomalous functions of SCP-XXXX and survived they can then handle the item with impunity, and the effect will not reactivate for them a second time under any known condition.

Also of note is that SCP-XXXX's anomaly appears to have been designed for right-handed users.
Specifically speaking; if a left handed subject grasps the gun with their left hand, they will then transfer the gun to their non-dominant right hand, before acting out the prescribed steps. This implies that the effect of SCP-XXXX has been in some way encoded into the object.

Testing of SCP-XXXX is now suspended by order of Site Director Doctor Manthorpe

Enough now. No more.

D-Class subjects are incredibly hard to come by, and I see no benefit in having the few we have shoot themselves, to learn very little.

The boy Harrison trying to shoot himself was frankly the final straw. If you can't play with guns safely then you shan't have them at all.

If one of the American sites wants to put in a request then we can transfer it to them and they can test it all they like, but for now it will remain safely locked away in it's box indefinitely.

- Doctor Manthorpe