The original “blaster” model pistol, used by Harrison Ford in Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope, will go on sale at the end of the month at auctionand it is estimated that it will be bought for about 500 thousand dollars.
The prop gun, thought to be lost, was found by the Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) and will be put up for auction at its next big event.
This gun is the only one left of three that was put together by the movie prop department in 1977, according to RIAC. The base price of the item “Han Solo’s BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster” will be 300 thousand dollars.
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in Star Wars, formerly known as Star Wars and renamed Star Wars: Episode IV, A New Hope. Photo. AP
The blaster pistol was based on a German Mauser C96 revolver, one of the earliest and most recognizable semi-automatic pistols in history.
The designers of the object wanted the captain of the Millennium Falcon ship to give the feeling of a gun owned in the Far West, and decided to take a Mauser C96 as a base.
Han Solo, the character played by Harrison Ford in Star Wars, with his characteristic “blaster”.
The memorabilia of starwars it became one of the most sought after things by collectors. Back in 2018, Han Solo’s blaster from the next movie, Return of the Jedi was sold to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! for 550 thousand dollars.
A miniature model of the X-Wing
In June of this year, a model of a ship starwarsthe X-Wing Fighter used in the 1977 film created by George Lucas, got an impressive amount of $2.3 million at auction, as reported by Prop Store Auction.
The Red Leader X-Wing miniature model was estimated to cost between US$500,000 and US$1 million, finally the final price was US$2,375,000.
The X-Wing model was used in Star Wars: A New Hope for the Red X-Wing of Squad Leader Garven Dreis, played by the late Drewe Henley.
Star Wars X-wing ships.
The model is extraordinarily rare, as most were destroyed by pyrotechnics while filming the film’s climactic battle sequence on the Death Star.
“The model’s display matches a specific ‘pyrotechnic’ shot of an explosion in Red Leader’s engine in the film,” Propstore COO Brandon Alinger told Forbes.
“There are several behind-the-scenes photos taken at Industrial Light and Magic that show the model extremely well. Every scratch and airbrush mark on the paintwork can be exactly compared to those images from 1976.”
The X-Wing fighter model is extremely well preserved and remains in excellent condition. The lightweight rigid foam remains solid and the original unrestored paint is in excellent condition with only subtle flaking in small areas.
One of the laser cannons shows a slight deformation and one of the nose assemblies of the built from scratch laser cannon is loose. The X-Wing was designed to be mounted on a C-bracket with a hole in the back of the fuselage or to be hung from cables during filming.
There are several small holes on the top of the fuselage related to hanging the model on the wires. Included with the auctioned piece was a custom-made aluminum stand that supports the model through the fuselage, as well as a wooden shipping crate,” the model’s description stated.
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