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Sheriff's duster
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Icon cowboy duster outfit.png
Sheriff's duster
Item HP150
EffectsCH +1
Small Guns +5 Fallout 3Gametitle-FO3.png
Guns +5 Fallout: New VegasGametitle-FNV.png
Merchants Fallout 3Gametitle-FO3.png
Light apparel
VariantsPaulson's outfit
base id00020429
Sheriff's hat
Item HP40
EffectsPE +1
Merchants Fallout 3Gametitle-FO3.png
VariantsSheriff's hat Mothership ZetaGametitle-FO3 MZ.png
base id0002dd80

The sheriff's duster and sheriff's hat are pieces of clothing in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.


The duster provides bonuses of 1 to Charisma and 5 to Small Guns (5 to Guns in Fallout: New Vegas). The hat provides +1 to Perception.

In Fallout 3, the duster has a damage resistance of 5, and the hat has a DR of 1. Both cannot be repaired except by merchants.

In Fallout: New Vegas, neither article has a Damage Threshold, so they cannot be repaired by merchants. Repair is only possible through the Jury Rigging perk.

Non-player character reactions

If your character is wearing the sheriff's duster, some residents of Megaton will occasionally comment about it when they see you:

  • Jericho will say "That badge don't impress me, kid."
  • Harden Simms isn't impressed either and says: "You might wear his badge, but you're not my dad."
  • Colin Moriarty comments that "You got a lot of nerve wearing that badge in here."

Other non-player characters treat you as de facto sheriff:



In Fallout 3, the duster and hat can be found on the body of Lucas Simms. They are easily obtained by letting Mr. Burke kill him in The Power of Atom. The hat can also be acquired from Sonora Cruz by pickpocketing if you have the Lawbringer perk.

In Fallout: New Vegas, the outfit can be obtained from the town of Primm, inside the sheriff's office. However, the outfit will disappear when you complete the My Kind of Town quest if it is not acquired before that point. Other hats can be found on Freeside thugs from time to time. On close inspection the badge on the sheriff's duster from Primm still reads "Megaton" (the town over which Sheriff Lucas Simms presides in Fallout 3). This is probably an oversight.


Behind the scenes


  • PlayStation 3Icon ps3.png Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png The sheriff's duster can still be found occasionally, even after completing the My kind of town quest as it sits on the floor in front of the bed with the hat and a wastelander's settlers outfit adjacent to it inside the sheriff's shack.
  • Xbox 360Icon xbox360.png If you are carrying a Sherrif's hat, others that you pick up will not appear in your inventory.