Han Solo's original blaster sells for a world-record $1,057,500

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Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Han Solo's blaster from the original Star Wars trilogy became the most expensive prop gun sold at auction when it fetched a price of $1,057,500.

The blaster, known officially in Star Wars lore as a BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster, was one of three wielded by actor Harrison Ford during the filming of 1977's Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.


Illinois-based Rock Island Auctions said the blaster is the only one of the three to survive to the modern day.

The prop was modeled after a German-made Mauser C96, dating to World War I, and utilized parts from a World War II-era MG81 machine gun, as well as an early 20th-century Hensoldt-Wetzlar rifle scope.

Guinness World Records confirmed the price earned the blaster the title of the most expensive prop gun sold at auction.

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Actor Harrison Ford attends the premiere of the film "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" in Tokyo, Japan, on June 5, 2008. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori) | License Photo

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