Here is the first glimpse of the Discovery Phaser rifle.
Definite WNMHGB rifle and Phase Pistol influences! The rear grip looks a lot like what we've seen of the Discovery Type II phaser, but unclear if it's the full Type II plugging into Type III set up...
Watching the video some more, I am finding a heavy MACO Pulse rifle vibe. Having the Type II plug into the Type III frame would be neat.
Sure looks like that's a phaser pistol attached:
Note the cooling fins, safety and adjustment dial from the pistol. It looks like it may be attached where the P1 would sit.
The center section of the rifle, below the scope(?), looks like a modern version of the tri-barrel/coil section from the WNMHGB phaser rifle. Just a thought.
The gap below the tri-coil section makes it seem like that part rotates just like on the TOS rifle!
Sure does. I missed that.