“Star Wars”: Han Solo’s blaster auctioned for a seven-figure sum

“Star Wars”
Han Solo’s blaster bought for a seven-figure sum

In Star Wars, Harrison Ford’s smuggler Han Solo swears by his trusty blaster pistol.

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Coveted collector’s item: Han Solo’s prop weapon from “Star Wars” fetched a seven-figure sum at an auction in the USA.

One of the most iconic collector’s items in recent film history was up for sale last weekend. The Illinois firearms specialist Rock Island Auction Company offered Han Solo’s blaster from the “Star Wars” film “Episode IV – A New Hope”. The film prop ultimately fetched over $1 million at the August 27 auction, as the auction house itself announces on its website.

Original Prop from “Star Wars”

Harrison Ford’s (80) character Han Solo wielded the weapon called the DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol in the world of “Star Wars” at his side in the first film in 1977. A total of three models of the blaster were made for “Star Wars”, but according to the auction house, only one of them still exists today. The film weapon is based on the German Mauser C96 pistol, and has been expanded with a number of parts to achieve the futuristic retro look characteristic of “A New Hope”.

Originally, only a sales price of 300,000 to 500,000 US dollars was expected – the “Star Wars” fans quickly outbid each other at the auction. Most recently, in May 2022, a miniature of a rebel spaceship from “Star Wars” was auctioned in Los Angeles for 2.3 million US dollars, as the British “Guardian” reports.


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