Now THIS is a good blaster to have at your side! Perfect for display, conventions, collecting, or just because it's cool!
Our long awaited Han Solo DL-44 Blaster is the result of a year and a half's worth 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 threaded bull barrel (the original custom Mauser was made for a Frank Sinatra spy movie and included a threaded rifle barrel that could be screwed on.) Such as the internal scope parts with painted surfaces and bare surfaces 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. Yep, now THAT is fanatical!
We offer 2 finishes. "Factory New" (pictured on WHITE background) is as the DL-44 would have appeared in the laser gun store display case. "Battle Worn" (pictured on BLACK background) is as close as we can come to the finish as used on screen.
For the "battle worn" finish we do our best to duplicate every scratch and chip that is visible in the available reference photos. The entire model gun is disassembled, and buffed by hand to simulate years of handling. The bolt, hammer, and thumbscrew are given a dull finish with a fiber wheel. The scope and scope bracket are tumbled in a container of abrasives to simulate the dings, dents, and scratches seen on the original. 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. Then we use a variety of sandpapers to highlight certain hi-wear edges and corners. It's a crazy amount of work.
Custom made Hensoldt-Wetzlar scope made of all original materials, and real optical lenses! More than 27 individual parts!
Grille made of 3 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!
We now have these in stock for immediate delivery!
Disclaimer: Despite copying the lenses from real original Hensoldt-Wetzlar scopes, they unfortunately do not focus for distance.