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Old Guns
Old Guns.gif
Quest data
LocationThe Castle
Given ByPreston Garvey
Freedom Radio, Ronnie Shaw
AchievementOld Guns
PlayStation 3 trophyIcon ps3trophy.pngSilver
Editor IDMin03
Base ID000aa778
Related quests
Taking Independence
leads to:
With Our Powers Combined

Old Guns is both a quest and achievement/trophy in Fallout 4.


With the Commonwealth Minutemen officially being back in business, Ronnie Shaw, an experienced Minuteman commander from the Minutemen's days of glory, has arrived at the Castle to join the faction once again. Using the the newly powered radio equipment to call in the general, they are tasked by her to rebuild the Minutemen artillery support, which can later be used to call in tactical strikes, as well as to help bring stability back to the Commonwealth should the general stick with the Minutemen until the end.


The Sole Survivor can first get this quest by interacting with Preston Garvey after activating Radio Freedom, or by consistently listening to Radio Freedom, after completing the quest Taking Independence.

  1. Return to the Castle.
  2. Speak to Ronnie Shaw at the Castle.
  3. Follow Shaw. She will take the Sole Survivor to the west bastion, where they will learn about the armory blocked behind the bulkhead in front of them. Since the gate cannot be opened from the outside, she will then lead the Sole Survivor to the prior general's room, where she remembers of a tunnel that will lead to the backdoor of the armory. The tunnel is found to be blocked by debris, however, and the SOle Survivor will need to remove the debris by going into building mode, and scraping the debris to clear the path to the Castle tunnels.
  4. While the path to the prior general's room is fairly simple, it is seen to be laced with numerous fragmentation mines, as well as a hostile machinegun turret.
  5. Upon entering the last stretch of the catacomb, there is a hostile sentry bot dubbed Sarge, in which Shaw will comment on it after its destruction. Shaw will then move on to interact with the computer to open the security door, where the body of General McGann can be found, clutching to his alcohol.
  6. Upon entering the armory, Shaw will open the bulkhead by use of a nearby button (which can be continually interacted with), in which the armory can now be accessed from the courtyard. At this point, Shaw will instruct the Sole Survivor to pick up the artillery schematic, as well as the artillery smoke grenades.
  7. Once the schematics have been picked up, as well as the signal grenades, Shaw will further instruct the Sole Survivor to build an artillery piece at the Castle. Build the artillery anywhere allowed, within or on the Castle walls, and then assign a settler to the artillery to move on to the next step.
  8. Speak to Shaw again, and she will have the Sole Survivor equip the smoke grenades, and head over to a target area just outside of the Castle, in which they will need to throw a smoke grenade near the building and cars, and watch as the artillery makes short work of the area.
  9. Once the artillery has finished firing, head back to Preston Garvey and talk to him to finish the quest.

Quest stages

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Return to the Castle
Speak to Ronnie Shaw at the Castle Someone named Ronnie Shaw has arrived at the Castle looking for me. I should find out what she wants.
Gain access to the Castle's armory Ronnie Shaw told me that the Minutemen's armory was located in the west bastion of the Castle. It still might contain a lot of useful weapons and supplies, if we can find a way in.
Talk to Ronnie Shaw Ronnie Shaw and I managed to get into the old armory at the Castle. It contained schematics and supplies for building artillery, which would be a huge boost to hitting power available to the Minutemen.
Build and assign artillery at the Castle
Talk to Ronnie Shaw
(Optional) Keep your radio on and tuned to Radio Freedom
Talk to Preston Garvey I've built and successfully test-fired the artillery at the Castle. I can now call in artillery fire from nearby batteries with the smoke grenades from the Castle armory.


Fallout 4 quests