Snub Nose (also known in real life as a Colt Python) is a weapon featured in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin and Hitman: Blood Money.
It is a very small handgun with low damage output, and if you're planning on surprising someone, then this gun works as well as any other, but its poor combat capabilities and loudness can make it more of a liability than a bonus, especially if you need to stop a full scale fight breaking out fast. It uses pistol ammo, which is also not very common around the levels. (it uses magnum ammo according to the information found on the right?)
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
The handgun is simply known as Revolver (Stub Nosed in inventory view) in-game even though its proper name is Colt Python. In Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, the Revolver uses the same ammo as the Desert Eagle, making it much more powerful than its rendition in Hitman: Blood Money.
- Anathema - On Giuseppe Guillani.
- The Jacuzzi Job - On Charlie Sidjan's female bodyguards.
- Murder at the Bazaar - On Mohammad Amin, though he will never use it.
Hitman: Blood Money
The gun is known as a "Snub Nosed" in the game. Due to the outdated revolver design, low caliber, and short barrel, the Snub nose is a sub-par handgun, on the same scale as the Six Shooter and the WWI Pistol. It is generally inadvisable to use this gun, as the low ammo capacity, stopping power, fire rate and accuracy makes it virtually useless in firefights.
- A Vintage Year - On Don Fernando Delgado and José Delgado.
- Death on the Mississippi - On all normal sailors, and in a weapons cache on the staff deck.
- The Snub Nosed revolver is based on the 4-inch barrel variant of Colt Python.
- The weapon in Hitman: Blood Money is based on the snub nosed variant of the Smith & Wesson Model 686, the one in Hitman 2: Silent Assassin is based on the snub nosed variant of the Colt Python. Incidentally, the Snub Nosed Revolver is carried by a target in the first proper mission of their respective games.
- The Model 686 can be chambered in .357 calibers, mostly .357 Magnum, though in-game in Blood Money, this weapon is not that powerful.