Annabelle is the rifle used by Father Grigori in Ravenholm during Half-Life 2 when Gordon Freeman arrived. Modeled after the Winchester Model 1892, it is extremely accurate and powerful.


The Annabelle's characteristics and capabilities bear a resemblance to not one, but two kinds of firearms: a lever-action rifle and an over-under slug gun. The lever-action and the fact that the weapon uses Colt Python ammunition suggest it to be a rifle. However, the Annabelle acts much like a shotgun, as it isn't cocked between shots and only holds two rounds. This may be due to Valve simply not wanting to take the time to produce a custom animation, and figuring the dark setting it is used in would make this omission unnoticeable. Real-life lever action rifles can be operated very rapidly, and this would thus be a barely visible operation even if it were included. Indeed, Grigori's brief pause between shots does suggest operation of the lever, and would be more than sufficient time to cycle an actual lever gun. More than likely the low magazine capacity was simply Valve's means of balancing Father Grigori so he would not appear too powerful.


Father Grigori is the only NPC that uses the Annabelle, and it is his signature weapon. In combat, Grigori wields the weapon with great skill and accuracy, and he usually manages to hit Zombies in the head for an instant kill.[1]

The Annabelle can only house two rounds at a time (as mentioned above), so Grigori has to reload frequently. While at first this isn't a problem when he spends his time on the rooftops of buildings, this can become a problem when facing a large number of Zombies up close. Therefore, try not to leave Grigori to kill all the Zombies himself; he'll most likely become overwhelmed.[1]

Obtaining AnnabelleEditEdit

Freeman is not intended to use the Annabelle, but the weapon can be spawned in the console or picked up briefly if Grigori dies. There is no viewmodel for the weapon, so it takes the form of the player's pump-action shotgun (although there is a mod on PC that gives it a "proper" viewmodel). It should be noted that the Annabelle fires a single bullet rather than shotgun shells, as the Annabelle is loaded with .357 rounds and does same amount of damage as the Colt Python.

  • Annabelle can be wielded by typing "give weapon_annabelle" in the console.
  • The player can pick up the Annabelle if Father Grigori is killed, but can only use it briefly as the screen fades to black when the game ends.
    • This does not apply if he is killed with a radiator, after he is no longer mission-critical.[2][3]
  • It may permanently be obtained just before Father Grigori gives Gordon the shotgun on the roof of a building. Running towards the edge of the roof while sprinting, fire a grenade from the MP7 at the ground whilst jumping (grenade jump) and hit the bottom of the catwalk that Father Grigori is standing on. The Annabelle is lying inside on the wall.
    • A much easier method is partially following the instructions detailed here: IGN FAQ; the SPAS-12 shotgun Grigori normally throws the player is on the catwalk before he spawns. After encountering the first Fast Zombie of the game (before going indoors and upstairs to trigger Grigori), walk over by the water tower to the catwalk with dead people hung from it use the Python or an smg grenade (found under the water tower) to shoot it off that catwalk from below. (Do not retrieve that particular SPAS-12 - which will trigger the Fast Zombies and make Grigori not appear but his voice will still be heard and not toss the gun - another is located a little ahead in the next part of Ravenholm) When triggered, Grigori will actually throw the Annabelle instead, and equip a duplicate.
      • The Annabelle can also be obtained by using the console command "noclip".
  • After the player gets Annabelle, the OSIPR can be equipped only using slot key - scrolling through entire inventory will give no result.

Venturian RP UsageEdit

In the VenturianTale Papa Acachalla Rp, the Anabelle is used as Papa Acachalla's main weapon, Papa Acachalla using the Father Grigori model, hence him using the Anabelle.

Everything above this headding was copypasted from the Half-Life Wikipedia Page on the Anabelle.

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