Weird glitch (maybe). I had some lvl 53-55 gear. A friend hit the farmory, and dropped me the stuff he wouldn’t use. Anyway when I finally hit lvl 52 to use that hellfire, when equipped it turns lvl 47. WTF?! Kinda wondering what is going on. If it displays lvl47, why couldn’t I use it at 47?
This is just a display bug. The gun is still the same level, but it will appear to be lower when equipped with a high enough proficiency in the gun type (higher prof = more level drop). If I remember correctly, it was left over from a feature they were going to implement, where having a high proficiency in a gun type would allow you to equip higher level weapons.
Ok, that kinda makes sense. Thank you.