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Have $300,000 to spare? You can buy Han Solo’s blaster

You may not have the awesome swagger of Han Solo, but you can have his blaster instead – granted you have $300,000. The famous non-firing sidearm used by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy is set to be auctioned off along with other movie props on December 21. It’s expected to reach at least a price of $200,000. Based on the German Mauser C96 handgun, the DL-44 blaster was used during the filming of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.

The item description at the auction site reads: ‘It would have been used in the majority of scenes that feature Han, with the heavier, live-fire weapon being used for close-up shots. Particularly noteworthy scenes requiring this lighter version are when Darth Vader uses the force to lasso the blaster out of Han’s hand in Empire, and in Jedi when Han wrestles with a stormtrooper to regain possession of his blaster during the Rebels’ encounter with Imperial forces on Endor’.

Via The Verge