Replica blaster prop from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
Blaster has been displayed. The number is 1459. Outer CARDBOARD sleve that goes around the presentation box is creased in several places, but actual display case, blaster and presentation box is in mint condition.
Carefully recreated from original archival materials and fully authorized and endorsed by Lucasfilm Ltd
Constructed from durable machined and die-cast metal, each replica is polished and assembled by hand
This non-firing replica comes with a presentation box, a museum-quality display case, a polished metal plaque and a Certificate of Authenticity
Master Replicas' reproduction of the Star Wars: A New Hope version of Han Solo's blaster pays homage to this piece of motion picture history. MR conducted extensive research on this prop. Production engineers analyzed all available materials in Lucasfilm's archive, and conducted numerous meetings with the Lucas Licensing staff in an effort to nail down many of the minor details of this prop.
Master Replicas' research also included collecting information gleaned from the British prop company that produced the original blaster, the Bapty Company.
The following are some of the more important and useful pieces of information that Master Replicas used to create its highly accurate replica:
The pistol used as the base for the blaster is an 1896 Mauser C-96
The "flash suppressor" on the end of the barrel is believed to be the
nozzle from an antique fire extinguisher.
The scope used on the blaster was a WWII-era sighting scope made
by a German company, Hensoldt Wetzlar.
The "heat sink" on the front of the grip frame was made by gluing
together three engine cylinders from a plastic model airplane kit.
Unfortunately, at some point during the last 25 years, the original blaster prop was lost, and its location may never be known. Fortunately, MR was able to use the above information to identify and obtain identical copies of many of the parts that went into the original prop's construction. The result of these efforts is an extremely accurate replica of this weapon, and one that they are proud to present to you.