​You Could Own Han Solo's Blaster From The Empire Strikes Back

 You Could Own Han Solo's Blaster From The Empire Strikes Back

…if you have a couple of hundred grand laying around. Yes, Han Solo's blaster from The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi is up for auction, with an estimated price of $US200,000 to $US300,000.

The full listing, courtesy Invaluable.com:

Estimated Price: $US200,000 - $US300,000

Description: 379. Harrison Ford "Han Solo" non-firing DL-44 Blaster from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. (TCF, 1980, 1983) Harrison Ford's charismatic smuggler, Han Solo, is arguably the most popular character in the original Star Wars trilogy. The space-scoundrel-turned hero's persona is irrevocably tied to his blaster pistol. Solo was modelled after the rogue gunslingers of the westerns that influenced creator George Lucas. This non-firing blaster was created for The Empire Strikes Back and was also used in Return of the Jedi. It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots. Particularly noteworthy scenes requiring this lighter version are when Darth Vader uses the Force to lasso the blaster out of Han's hand in Empire, and in Jedi when Han wrestles with a Stormtrooper to regain possession of his blaster during the Rebels' encounter with Imperial forces on Endor. Based on the German issue Mauser C96 pistol, this piece, measuring 11 in. long, was custom made for the film from resin by casting the original hero prop from the first Star Wars: A New Hope, it therefore exhibits the same serial number as the hero prop, which is thought to no longer exist. The blaster is exactly in its original filming condition and therefore exhibits wear from use, but retains all of the original details, including the flash suppressor and scope (the eye-piece of which is detailed with reflective scotch-lite tape). The added distinction of this particular piece is that it was also likely used by Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, as both characters shared the same style of weapon in Empire. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from a noted Star Wars collector. To our knowledge this is the only known example of this type of blaster in private hands. This is a truly incredible item of motion picture history and quite possibly the most exciting science fiction weapon to have been offered for public auction.

Pretty cool, though that's a lot of money for a blaster that won't fire!

 You Could Own Han Solo's Blaster From The Empire Strikes Back
 You Could Own Han Solo's Blaster From The Empire Strikes Back
 You Could Own Han Solo's Blaster From The Empire Strikes Back
 You Could Own Han Solo's Blaster From The Empire Strikes Back

Still, I'd hang it on my wall.

[via Geekologie]


    It looks a lot more banged up then those pics.....i wonder how many of these they made?

      They always make a few different ones. The one in the pics is for close ups. The one they're selling looks like an action prop.

      You'd have to be pretty keen to part with that kind of cheddar for it. You can spend a lot less and get a flawless replica which would look a lot nicer under glass.

        Speaking of which Adam Savage went through putting together a replica Han Solo Blaster on Tested recently. The level of detail that these guys go to is pretty obsessive.

        Last edited 05/12/13 9:34 am

      It's just old. Movie props aren't usually treated well after the movie is finished, especially when you don't know how long-term successful the franchise will be. The metal is oxidised a bit and some of the black paint has peeled, which is to be expected of a 34 year old prop, but otherwise it looks to be in fine condition.

      Last edited 05/12/13 8:54 am

    Non firing? Is that because someone ran it over with a car? or because laser pistols have not been invented yet...

    You sit there and point it at things saying "Pew pew pew", but deep down in your heart, you'll always know that Hans shot it first.

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