thefirearmblog.com gives us a heads-up on the up-coming auction of “An Exquisite, Beautiful and Steampunk-esque .50 BMG rifle.” Click here to see the full glory of a weapon that embodies “a sub-genre of science fiction, alternate history, and speculative fiction . . . set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used, usually the 19th century and often Victorian era Britain” (Wikipedia). Somehow I don’t this homebuilt rifle is powered by water vapor. Nor do I see the point of a spirit level on the nose of a rifle. But hey, what do I know? I think laser sights are distracting. What’s your take on this retro-futuristic alternative universe re-innovation?