Han Solo DL-44 Complete Blaster, Battle Worn Finish

$549.95
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NOW ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS. Expected release date is 15th Jul 2020

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.

Features include:

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.

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  • 5
    Dl 44 blaster

    Posted by Jason jacob on 22nd May 2020

    I never take the time to write a review, but this blaster is one of the coolest things I ever bought. Worth the wait.

  • 5
    HAN SOLO DL-44 COMPLETE BLASTER, BATTLE WORN FINISH

    Posted by Hagerman on 21st May 2020

    I'm ready for Imperial scum! This replica is amazing. Heavy-duty and detailed, this is much superior to my ESB
    Master Replicas model. And is much, much better than my vintage Kenner Star Wars 1978 Laser Pistol, that lost it's barrel in an unfortunate rope-swing incident. This is a blaster that Han Solo would be proud of.

  • 5
    Gorgeously perfect!

    Posted by Russell Schmidt on 11th May 2020

    I just received my weathered & battle worn DL-44 today, & I could not be any happier than I am now. This thing is a beast! I've built a few DL-44's over the last few years (Greedo Killer, Luke's, etc) & the level of detail that is in this work of art is astonishing. The scope is blowing me away! The fit & finish on this piece is outstanding. No jiggle, or "clinking" sounds. I'm thrilled & honored to have this piece in my collection.

  • 5
    Han Solo DL-44 Complete Blaster, Battle worn finish

    Posted by Chris King on 3rd Jan 2020

    After a tantalising wait while the package sat in customs awaiting review, I received this superb prop today and was really impressed with the quality and attention to detail. I've owned pretty much all versions of this prop over the last 20 years (fan made and licensed) and this is BY FAR, the best one. It is just superb. No other words to describe it. Very happy with the service. Packing could have been slightly better as some small parts of the grill were chipped off on the reverse side as the Blaster was moving around a little loose inside the inner box, but even that couldn't take away the smile on my face when I held this iconic prop in my hand. Thanks to all at Todds!

  • 5
    DL-44 battle worn blaster

    Posted by W Archer on 17th Dec 2019

    What can I say! Absolutely stunning replica of Han Solo's blaster! arrived safely to the U.K well packaged and Todd was quick to answer any questions I had, highly recommended, thank you!!

  • 5
    HAN SOLO DL-44 COMPLETE BLASTER, BATTLE WORN FINISH

    Posted by Nate on 11th Dec 2019

    This is undoubtedly the coolest Han Solo blaster ever. The quality of materials and attention to detail are phenomenal. I don't usually leave reviews but just had to for this very impressive piece. Certainly a highlight of my collection.

  • 5
    Yes, I'll bet you have!

    Posted by Mike on 15th Nov 2019

    Beautiful replica! Highly recommend for any Han Solo aficionado!

  • 5
    This is so damn cool

    Posted by AJ on 1st Nov 2019

    This thing rules- it feels so extremely solid. The only concern I had was that the grip didn't feel 100% solid, but I tightened it with a screw driver and now it's perfect. The weight substantial and the detail work is phenomenal. Very pleased to finally own my own DL-44.

  • 5
    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for...

    Posted by Benedek on 20th Oct 2019

    Holding this blaster feels like holding a piece of Star Wars. It's hard to describe. Honestly, it was pretty overwhelming.

    It really looks and feels like the prop from the movie. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are outstanding. I don't think Star Wars collectibles get any better than this!