HAN SOLO BLASTER ELITE EDITION
When you're a smuggler living life in the fast, hyperspace lanes on the fringe of galactic society, you can make powerful enemies. So it's wise to be well armed. Han Solo protects his interests with a Blas Tech DL-44 Blaster.
Favoring the heavier, short-barreled, civilian version of the weapon often carried by Rebels, Solo's blaster fires beams of intense light energy called bolts, and like his ship the Millennium Falcon, it's a safe bet that his firearm of choice features "special modifications." The perfect weapon for when you're desperate for cash and need to transport four fugitives to rescue a Princess from the evil clutches of the Galactic Empire...
The Han Solo DL-44 blaster prop used in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, was based on a firing antique German 7.63mm semi-automatic pistol. A custom rifle barrel attachment was added to the upper receiver and a conical MG81 booster-flash suppressor, taken from a WW 2 German aircraft, completed the otherworldly, futuristic look. A custom scope bracket was added to the right side of the gun body to house the sighting scope, and a plastic plumbing joint expander was glued to the magazine to make the gun's unique front grill.
Finally, a piece of T-track material was added aft of the flash suppressor with two small toggle switch details. These parts, clearly seen in early production photographs, later appear absent from the prop as filming progressed. In the interests of absolute authenticity we have provided both styles so you may choose how to display your Han Solo DL-44 blaster.
Master Replica's previous LE release of this weapon was created using the best available Lucasfilm archival reference materials of the time. Now, thanks to the diligence of prop collecting Star Wars fans, many new discoveries have enabled Master Replicas to revisit this most iconic of Star Wars blasters for Master Replica's Elite Edition series.
We hope you enjoy this latest and valuable addition to your Star Wars collection for many years to come.
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May 6th: We're still waiting on the rest of our order. We are now being told that we should receive them sometime in May. We appreciate your patience while we await the remainder of our order.