Kind of an odd source I'm referencing, but I'm looking for the identification of an electrical part in a video game item. Here are two pictures (screenshots of the 3d model), where I've circled the item in red...
The part actually looks really familiar to me, but I can't place what it is.
Keep in mind this is a virtual item in an artistically created computer game. But that said, I believe the artists may have referenced a real item, and I'm trying to figure out what it is.
My reason to identify it is because I'm building a prop reproduction of the item - the "Rail Gun" from the Metro 2033 game. I've got a build thread on the reproduction prop forum at http://www.therpf.com/f9/metro-2033-volt-driver-research-build-journal-167421/ if you're into that kind of thing :)