NOW ACCEPTING PREORDERS for our current production run which should be available by July 15, 2020. Thank you to our customers who waited patiently for the completion of our April run!
Now THIS is a good blaster to have at your side! Perfect for display, conventions, collecting, or just because it's cool!
Our Han Solo DL-44 Blaster is the result of a years of fanatical research. We've procured all of the original elements that are currently available including Veron model kit cylinders and pushrods, Hensoldt-Wetzlar scopes, and MG-81 flash suppressor and adapter. We've spec'd them all in minute detail. We've searched out the best manufacturers for each of the parts required to duplicate this prop, down to the screws. What we're offering here is incredibly close to the real prop.
How fanatical? Well, we've reproduced every detail that COULD be reproduced, even those details you will never see. Such as the bull barrel threaded at both ends (the original custom Mauser was made for a Frank Sinatra spy movie and had a detachable rifle barrel.) Such as a COMPLETE Hensold-Wetzlar scope with ALL INTERNAL PARTS, painted or left bare exactly as the original scopes. Such as using 3 Veron cylinders to construct the "grille" instead of making an easier, simpler (and cheaper) one piece grille. We've duplicated every scratch and chip that is visible in the few reference photos that are available. The scope mounting nuts have straight knurls. The scope tubes are real steel, not cheaper and easier aluminum. The scope adjustment knob has a hexagon pattern knurl.
We start with a metal model gun made by Denix in Spain. We completely disassemble it, and saw off the barrel. We drill a perfectly centered, perfectly parallel hole for the new barrel using a milling machine and custom jigs (we replace the barrel with a new one like the original prop, instead of using a cheaper and easier barrel sleeve.) Then we mill the face of the receiver perfectly flat and perpendicular, and thread it with real gunsmith threads (the same Mauser uses). A new barrel is hand-matched to the threads and installed so that it ends at the perfect angle of rotation without any gap. Then each part is aged to perfection by buffing, sanding, or tumbling. Then we hand-chip the paint on the ends of the scope, the scope mounting bar, and thumb nuts using original photos as reference. We add the distinctive scratches to the sides of the scope, and burnish the flash hider to a grey finish. We mill the top of the bolt flat, then we re-blue and age the entire bolt. We blue the image of an extractor onto the grey metal bolt. The rear sight is glued to the top of the gun to prevent it from rattling around loosely (or catching on your costume). Then we use a variety of sandpapers to highlight certain hi-wear edges and corners. It's a crazy amount of work.
Please note that this replica does not hold or fire real ammunition.
Custom made Hensoldt-Wetzlar scope made of all original materials, and real optical lenses! More than 27 individual parts!
Grille made of 3 hand-cut Veron model kit cylinders
Denix C-96 Mauser replica customized especially for this prop
Steel bull barrel complete with threads for the rifle barrel extension (as seen when the original gun appeared in "Naked Runner")
Custom made steel MG81 flash hider and mounting collar
Steel scope mounting bracket and hardware
Barrel greeblies made of PVC and ABS plastic
Functioning hammer, trigger and bolt!
Grab one of these beautiful props while we can still make them available!
Disclaimer: Despite copying the lenses from real original Hensoldt-Wetzlar scopes, they unfortunately do not focus for distance.