M14A1H Sniper Rifle
This is an M14 Battle rifle that has been converted to a prototype hybrid tech weapon. This was part of a series of weapons designed as part of a covert US military project that began in the mid 1960s. [REDACTED]. Project ATIW (Advanced Technologies Infantry Weapon). This particular prototype explored the idea of using chemical propellants and electromagnetism in tandem to fire the projectiles. The core of this weapon system operates mostly like a standard M14(without full automatic capability). Once the projectile is fired, a series of high powered electromagnetic coils further accelerates the projectile before it exits the barrel. The ammunition is comprised of a ferromagnetic core with a proprietary heat resistant tungsten alloy jacket that is capable of withstanding incredibly high temperatures and pressures.
The removable super-capacitor bank allows for 10 coil assisted shots, and coil assist can be toggled by using a dial on the right side of the weapon. [REDACTED]. On some models, this dial is actually a potentiometer that allows for tuning the exact field strength.
When the highest degree of accuracy is required, the bolt can be locked into place so that the weapon operates more like a bolt-action rifle.