So, I was playing with my level 11 Marskman Vanquisher, using a standard run-of-the-mill crossbow. It had absolutely no magical properties to it, but I was using it because the DPS was something like 120 - not bad for a level 11 character. I eventually got tired of it, and decided to gamble for a new weapon. Gunpowder is definitely more my style, so I picked out a rifle that cost a little less than 3000 gold. For such a bargain price, I wasn't expecting much. When I moused over the weapon stats, I literally said "whoa!" out loud.
I do have my Ranged Weapon Mastery maxed out, and I'm not sure if the above DPS is the base DPS or if it's adjusted to reflect the bonus from the skill, but regardless, it's still absolutely insane for a low level weapon.
To top it off, the blue electricity really complements my character's all-blue outfit. She looks wonderful against a blue backdrop.
I haven't tried playing with it yet, and I'm going to bed now, but I'll definitely have tons of fun with this lovely thing in the morning!