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Skull face, armed with his rifle at the "Devil's House," in the Angola-Zaire border region.

A custom lever-action rifle with a short barrel was owned by XOF commander Skull Face. He carried the weapon with him during XOF's operations from 1975 to 1984, in Cuba,[1] Africa and Afghanistan.

Skull Face used his rifle to kill one of the test subjects in the Ngumba Industrial Zone, in the Angola-Zaire border region. After being mortally wounded at the Serak Power Plant in Afghanistan, Skull Face himself ended up on the receiving end of the weapon, with Venom Snake and Kazuhira Miller using it to forcibly amputate his left foot and right arm, before leaving him to die in agony. Huey Emmerich then picked up the rifle and shot Skull Face in the head.

Behind the scenes

Skull Face's rifle appears to be based on the Mare’s Leg, a customized shortened rifle used by Steve McQueen’s character on the television series Wanted: Dead or Alive. "Mare's leg" is now a generic term for a Winchester Model 1892 (or modern derivative) with a shortened barrel and stock.

Notes and references

  1. ^ Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, Kojima Productions (2014).
    Marine 1: You see that costume party those guys saluted to? // Marine 2: Yeah... Trench coat, and a ten gallon hat, and to top it off, that piece he's carrying is a sawed off old lever-action // Marine 1: Their CO's got style... for a bad guy in a western. // Marine 2: Nah man, he's just a Republican. // Marine 1: Either way, he didn't look like no soldier to me. // Marine 2: And his bodyguards are all special forces ball-busting heavy operators. Last time I saw that, I was reading a comic book. // Marine 1: I'm gonna have nightmares about this shit.

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