This is a "battle rifle" weapon that was originally designed for some industrialist themed near future universe man vs machine scenario. Well that fell through but I still had the sketches so I decided to resurrect the rifle as a color project. This is actually going to be the basis for a tutorial on authentic weapon design that I'll finish eventually. For that reason the weapon was meant to look as "normal" as possible, and not try anything crazy.
According to the canon this is supposed to be a pulse rifle, but the only thing that might give that away is the knob at the rear of the receiver that the user might use to adjust the pulse amperage. (higher amperage for longer range shots). However, because I was using it for a tutorial I added a gas tube and a compensator (I'm sure there's something I can use to explain why a pulse rifle would have such unnecessary additions. Lets just call it a grounding rod, yeah, that's just vague enough to work)