UPI – Han Solo’s blaster from the original Star Wars trilogy became the most expensive prop gun sold at auction when it fetched a price of USD1,057,500.
The blaster, known officially in Star Wars lore as a BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster, was one of three wielded by actor Harrison Ford during the filming of 1977’s Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Illinois-based Rock Island Auctions said the blaster is the only one of the three to survive to the modern day. The prop was modelled after a German-made Mauser C96, dating to World War I, and utilised parts from a World War II-era MG81 machine gun, as well as an early 20th Century Hensoldt-Wetzlar rifle scope.
Guinness World Records confirmed the price earned the blaster the title of the most expensive prop gun sold at auction.