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- 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!
- Real walnut grips, stained and weathered
- Brass grip escutcheons and blued steel screw
- Trigger, hammer, and bolt are stripped and finished grey.
- Bolt extractor shape is blued onto the bolt
- Raised bosses on the Denix sight mounting pin are removed and proper countersink added
- Top of rear sight bar is milled flat to remove the added Denix "lump"
- Entire Denix is stripped, polished, and reblued before aging
- All seamlines are ground off
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 can 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 zinc metal model gun made by Denix in Spain. We completely disassemble it, and saw off the barrel. We drill a perfectly centered, perfectly aligned hole for the new barrel using a milling machine and custom jigs. Then we mill the face of the receiver perfectly flat and perpendicular, and thread it with real gunsmith threads. The zinc gun parts are all hand polished to remove all of the Denix finish. The barrel extension is then machined to remove the raised bosses around the rear sight retaining pin, and the holes countersunk like the original. The Top of the rear sight bar is machined flat to remove the lump that shouldn't be there. The inaccurate firing pin is ground off of the bolt retaining rod, and re-blued, The rear edges of the frame are radiused like the original. In preparation for the new, more accurate walnut grips, the brace in the center of the grip frame (for the plastic grips) is cut away and filed smooth. All seamlines are ground away and faces flattened. The scope bracket mounting holes are then drilled and tapped. The frame, barrel extension, and rear sight are then re-blued. The bolt, trigger, and hammer are tumbled to a gray finish. The extractor shape is added to the bolt with bluing. The blued parts are then hand aged with steel wool. All zinc parts are then sealed with dry oil. Then we hand-chip the paint on the ends of the scope and elevation adjustment knob. The scope is tumbled to introduce random dings and scuffs. The scope mounting bar is silkscreened to reproduce the chipped pattern on the original. The scope bracket and rings are tumbled and hand-aged with various abrasives. The thumb screw for the bracket is tumbled and sealed with dry oil. The gun is reassembled and a tumbled "bull" barrel is hand-matched to it and installed so that it rests at the perfect angle of rotation without any gap. We pre-assemble the thumbnuts and studs with thread locker, we tumble them then grind away the blued finish on the outer face. We mount the scope bracket with the thumb nuts. To match the angle and details of the scratches of the original blaster, we use a masking template to paint them while in place. We add the distinctive scratches to the rear outside of the scope, and burnish the flash hider to a dark grey finish. A flash hider mounting collar replica is fitted to the barrel, and the flash hider installed. The Veron cylinders are cut, assembled in a custom jig, hand shaped, then glued to the magazine well. The rear sight is glued to the top of the gun to hold it down (real Mauser sights have a strong spring to hold them down. They don't "flip up"). The greeblies are assembled and glued to the top of the barrel. New walnut grips are hand sanded, stained, the brass escutcheons aged, then installed on the gun. Done! It's a crazy, crazy amount of work, but we are always striving to make the "battle worn" version the best replica we can make.
Grab one of these beautiful props while we can still make them available!
Please note that this replica does not hold or fire real ammunition.
Disclaimer: Despite copying the lenses from real original Hensoldt-Wetzlar scopes, they unfortunately do not focus for distance.
QUESTIONS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do. But we do not know if these are legal in your country. That is for you to find out.
What about customs?
Paying the import duty your government imposes is your responsibility. Import duty is determined by your government after the shipment arrives in your country. We have no idea what your government will charge you to import anything we sell. We will not refund you the shipping charges if the parcel is returned because you refuse to pay import duty.
How much is shipping to the UK? Finland? Botswana?
Add the item to your shopping cart, go to your cart, then enter your shipping address. You will see real time quotes from USPS and UPS with the available service options and prices. These are the ACTUAL charges with nothing added. We make no money on shipping.
Do you ever have trouble shipping these to another country?
Occasionally, yes. We do sometimes experience delays with blasters going through customs, since they are difficult to classify. It is not unusual to experience delays up to two months in customs. USPS shipments are delayed more often than UPS shipments. About 80% of our shipments get through as expected.
Do you offer tracking?
Yes, both USPS and UPS offer tracking. USPS tracking is quite limited. After the parcel arrives at your country, your government's customs department takes possession of it. USPS can't track it beyond this point. After customs has inspected, classified, and taxed it, it is handed over to a local delivery service. This agency will collect the import duty and arrange delivery. You may be required to pick it up. UPS offers better tracking because they handle the package from door to door, including collecting the import duty.
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Absolutely beautiful work of art! Amazing customer service. I’ve waited years before purchasing a DL 44. After years of research and finally finding this one, I know I made the right purchase. Thank you!
I was very hesitant to spend this much on this when I could get the same thing for cheaper by like $100 but I pulled the trigger and got the weathered one and I have never been more satisfied with a online purchase! I of course did a bit of research when it came to the accuracy of this replica and man is it actually very accurate! Great mantle display piece! I am very pleased with my purchase and have already bought a holster from this site and I cant wait to get that to review it!
High quality replica; couldn’t be happier! Looks great in my office! Perhaps I’ll have to come back for the belt/holster!
The blaster is way beyond my expectations and they were quite high. This thing is amazing down to every last detail. They we so great to buy from!
I never take the time to write a review, but this blaster is one of the coolest things I ever bought. Worth the wait.
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.
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.
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!