PERSONNEL ARMAMENT, VOYAGER COMPRESSION RIFLE
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STARFLEET COMPRESSION RIFLE CIRCA 2371 A.D.

COMPRESSION RIFLE

This Type 3 Rifle utilized the latest hybrid of phaser technologies as a result of the advancements made from the deveplopement of the Intrepid Class Starship. A discharge of compressed phaser energy appears as a quick firing yellow colored pulse. It was highly effective aboard the starship Voyager, which became lost in the Delta Quadrant. This rifle as it is a hybrid of phaser technology is often referd to as the Compression Rifle, because of the compressed phaser beam, instead of Type 3. Later models of the Compression Rifle featured a lamp built into the scope. These Rifles were used almost exclusivley on Intrepid Class Starships.

The prop was used in the T.V. series ST:Voyager. This was a standard favorite of the show, and was not used on any other Star Trek series, or movie. Soon after the first season, the props had the scopes flipped around, with lamps added to them, and thumb holes cut out on the rear grip to faciltate grip.