Borderlands 1 Cobra. It was one of the most versatile weapons in the game due to its semi automatic fire, good power and accuracy and high bonus explosive damage. The fact the Cobra in this has a very low fire rate and snipers in general are far more reliant on criticals makes it a much less versatile weapon.
I also miss the Bessie and would love a sniper with the same perfect scopped accuracy for an Anarchy Gaige.
While I, too, preferred the Elephant Gun in the first game, wouldn't the Elephant Gun (or maybe even the Buffalo) existing in the second game pretty much disqualify this gun from fitting into this topic?
And the only reason I preferred this gun in the first game (as opposed to this one) is because there are much better sniper rifles in this game when it comes to DPS.