This is a steampunkified Nerf gun that was recently for sale on eBay. The winning bid was a whopping $455 + $35 shipping, for a grand total of, uh, less than $500. Per the auction:
Good Evening My Lords and Ladies:
Allow me to present to you the latest in steam powered weaponry, straight from the laboratory of Professor Oliver Shagnasty, Esquire.
Up for auction is a ONE OF A KIND, TOTALLY CUSTOM, NEVER DUPLICATED, ORIGINAL STEAM POWERED NERF.
Cast your gaze and wonderment upon the steam age's most advanced Plasmatical Ejector, the Prof. Shagnasty Model 101. Mr. Shagnasty has spent many hours preparing an equalizer that is capable of performing feats that heretofore were unfathomable!
Professor Shagnasty? Was he really calling himself Professor Shagnasty? I mean Dr. Steamdong I could understand, but Shagnasty is just ridiculous, and, quite frankly, a little vulgar. Great job on the mod though, I think it looks great. Just the thing I need to ramp up the cubicle war I have going on with The Superfical Writer. He stapled my head to the desk and drew a penis on my cheek when I dozed off on the job yesterday, so he's got it coming.
Hit the jump for several more worthwhile pictures and a link to the auction (with a ton more high-res eye candy).
Thanks to Karina, who's to blame for being shot through the heart, for the tip