Rebel Fleet Trooper Blaster
Limited to 2,500 worldwide.
Official reproduction of the first space weapon seen on-screen in Star Wars: A New Hope.
The original prop was modeled after a 1950's British submachine gun.
This replica is made of metal with ABS parts and detailing and weighs almost 30 pounds.
Comes with a custom display case, numbered plaque, plaque stand, and certificate of authenticity.
Approximate dimensions: 19" L x 9" H x 2" W
Limited Edition 2,500
The Rebel blaster was the first Star Wars weapon to appear on-screen and was modeled after a 1950's British submachine gun (also the model for the Stormtrooper blaster). Like all blaster pistols in the Star Wars trilogy, it fired bursts of searing light-based energy called bolts.
In creating the Rebel blaster, Lucasfilm made some major modifications to the original submachine gun. First, the prop designers removed the folding stock, a feature that was kept for the Stormtrooper blaster. While the Stormtrooper blaster had barrel vent holes that were covered with plastic "T-track", the Rebel blaster had vent holes covered with a tube of ribbed, rolled metal. A cone was attached to the muzzle of the Rebel blaster and a solid metal bar was then added to the top of the barrel, and the sides were detailed with "T-track" for the mounting of a scope. A non-optical scope was mounted to the bar using off-the-shelf mounting rings.
While the referenced submachine gun normally uses a 32-round magazine mounted on the left side of the gun to hold the ammunition, the Rebel blaster used neither a magazine nor had a magazine housing. There were also stunt versions made for Star Wars: A New Hope that looked slightly different than the standard prop. Notably, the stunt version had a thicker trigger guard. Master Replicas modeled its Rebel blaster collectible on a blank-firing "hero" version of the prop.
Master Replicas is excited to introduce the first weapon seen on-screen in Star Wars. I hope the Rebel blaster evokes the excitement of the opening sequence of Star Wars, as though you were seeing it for the very first time.
This museum quality replica has a blaze orange plug set inside the barrel. Some states and countries do not allow the shipment of replicas that resemble guns. It is the buyer's responsibility to confirm the legality of purchasing and receiving this replica.