Many times at WMASG we have informed about interesting weapon designs more or less inspired by film productions, including the Star Wars universe to a large extent.
Carbines or pistols inspired by Bobby Fett's blasters or other heroes of the George Lucas universe are an interesting escape from classic black or TAN ARs, Glocks or Sigs.
Meanwhile, there is a treat for collectors for whom a replica or a "clone" of the original is not enough, and the props of James Bond or John McClean are not their style.
The original Han Solo blaster, the DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol, a prop used by Harrison Ford on the set of Star Wars Episode IV from 1977 is at an auction. Han's film weapon is naturally a reworked Mauser C96 9mm with attachments, such as the Hensoldt-Wetzlar 3X scope or the muzzle device from the MG-81 (anti-aircraft version of the MG-42).
The weapon was made by Bapty & Co., whose weapons and other props can be seen in such films as Tomb Raider, Aliens, The Dark Knight Rises.
The blaster will be put up for auction through the Rock Island Auction Company and is to be run on August 26-28. In addition to the prop, the lucky winner of the auction will receive a certificate of authenticity of the weapon and an autographed photo of Harrison Ford.
The expected price that the prop can reach is between $ 300,000 and $ 500,000. Is it worth it? Of course, because "Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid."