Ok... now this particular gun is confusing. Don't get me wrong, many things are great about this. It's one of the most original designs I've seen from you. That counts for a lot. But wait a minute...
Now I understand completely that it was kind of a mistake that you got this particular design. But that's beside the point. I mean, it's a nice looking gun, and very unique, but it's the kind of gun I'd be glad only to see and hold. Not use in a firefight of any sort. Not to be a gun-racist here, but the only thing bolt action guns are good for these days is sniping. The small optic on the rail only reinforces the assumption that this piece was intended for at LEAST mid-range combat.
But it's a short-barreled carbine. With a reasonably high-cap magazine.
I guess what I'm saying is that this gun would suck if it was real.
But it's not, is it? Here's where anyone might start losing their vision as artists. Our guns are meant to look good, not hold the impression of working well in real life. THAT's the side dish. So this is a great gun, as always.
This seems to be a bolt-action carbine rather then a lever-action, but it came out quite neat. Very distinctive looking carbine. I like the method of carrying a spare magazine integrated into the buttstock. Nice work!
Carbine bolt action? I mean: bolt action weapons (modern) are designed to be used as sniper rifles mostly, right? So why would anyone want to make it for closer ranges, where dominant weapons are automatic or semi-automatic? On the military side - no use IMO. But nice package anyway :> You did a great job as always
Thanks, but unfortunately he wanted me to draw a level-action carbine, and for whatever reason I misread it as a bolt-action carbine..... so lulz whoops. A lever-action makes so much more sense. I'm just going to lengthen the barrel to make it a regular sniper rifle now. I had to edit it anyways, because I realized that the flash suppressor didn't line up with the barrel. so lol..... ><
Well, it could always be useful in a weapon that was heavily (or integrally) suppressed - a self-loading action would eject shellcases rapidly upon firing, which are obviously going to make a noise on both ejection and hitting a surface. A manual bolt action (possibly without a sprung extractor) would allow you to slowly extract a spent cartridge and remove much of the noise.
However, this is possible with a great deal of gas-operated rifles that are still equipped with gas cutoffs intended for launching rifle grenades - the gas operation will no longer cycle the weapon, allowing the user to manually operate the parts between shots, again at their leisure and being able to remove a cartridge case before the loaded extractor forcibly ejects it.