Quite possibly the most exciting science fiction weapon to have been offered for public auction


Hmm, looks a bit crappy up close, doesn’t it? The barrel isn’t close to straight, and the non-functional trigger is more obvious than seems necessary.


You’d be wrong.


Possibly, but much more difficult to keep hidden under the bar table.


Because blasters can’t even shoot a guy at four metres range. They are hopelessly inaccurate.


Well they can’t pick off a hero at four meters. But mooks? It mows them right down.


But which Han Solo blaster from ANH is it? The original one was made from a Mauser C96 by a British prop weapons house (Bapty & Co.), who bought up old WWII surplus guns and rented them out to movie productions. That was the one used first by Lucas while filming at Pinewood. When they moved to California, that gun was already back in the hands of the rental shop and had been turned back into a C96. It also was illegal for Lucas to bring any of the prop guns to the US because they were capable of being used as weapons. The next one was created in California and based a replica Mauser made by MGC from Japan, so IT’S different from the first.

So in short, this one might be from the “original”, but is probably made from the second one made in California.

Tons of info here: http://www.tested.com/art/makers/452186-how-obsessive-fans-built-better-han-solo-blaster/


I would argue that yours is the most exciting comment.


Crowbar or GTFO.


Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid


It all depends on who shoots first.

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