Winchester Pulse Rifle
Civilian plasma rifle commonly owned by farmers in the 22nd Century.
|Well, that's about
all one can say about it! Farmer Moore of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, USA carried a pulse-firing
rifle of a design reminiscent of the old Winchester repeater. It's not beyond the bounds
of probability that, just as the original design from the 1870's is still in use today, a
high-tech version might one day appear.
One thing to note is the power: one shot knocks a Klingon flying with near-fatal injuries.
The weapon appeared to be cocked (or loaded) by either slapping a plate on the underside of the rifle; or, maybe he was just ensuring a power-pack was securely inserted.
Seen in the Enterprise pilot "Broken Bow." The prop was designed by Craig Binkley and Jim Martin, by 'retroing' a Benelli Nova shotgun with aluminium add-ons and a light-up red insertable plasma cartridge.