I think it’s fairly unique, just because it’s not a style that’s never been seen before (which is practically impossible anyway) doesn’t mean it’s not entirely new. One wouldn’t call a given song in a given genre… not… unique just because it is in a certain genre right?
I think it looks actually, yeah, pretty unique. I like that there’s unexpectedly no muzzle break. And that the barrel is set into the bottom of that housing. Presumably because the gas return line is above the barrel, but still interesting to see that big flat face with a hole at the bottom. Reminds me of the water cooled machine gun barrels from WWI. It looks like that entire barrel assembly could cycle like you might think of the large guns on battleships doing. Instead of a bolt cycling back and forth in the back the whole barrel/firing chamber cycles? That’s just what I think when I see how it’s not one solid piece with the rest of the gun. I think that’d look pretty cool if you animated it. Usually when you see thumb hole stocks like that it’s on bullpup type weapons so I was surprised to see the mag in front of the grip.
I like the straight line from the bottom of the mag well across the pistol grip and back into the stock.
One thing I have to point out is that the suppressor on the tactical setup looks way too tiny. I guess you could get away with saying it’s a super high tech compact suppressor.
But when I look at that big housing around the barrel I think there has to be more in there than just a gas return line. What if there were an integrated suppressor built into that large barrel housing on the marksman setup? It would explain the lack of muzzle break. And it could be engaged and disengaged with a control on the weapon to enable easy switch from the suppressor function to the presumably better range/accuracy performance unsuppressed? Of course you’d kind of have to put the larger housing on the tactical setup as well then which I think would look cool!