Aug 30, 2022
By Andy Johnson
It was used by a reckless smuggler in “Star Wars” Episode IV, “A New Hope.”
It being the DL-44 Heavy Blaster that Harrison Ford (AKA Han Solo to Star Wars fans) used in a galaxy far, far away.
It has sold at auction in Rhode Island for just over one million dollars.
The weapon was originally a Mauser hand gun that Industrial Light and Magic converted to a non-firing weapon for blanks only.
The blaster is also the last surviving example of the three models that were made for the movie.
It was expected to go for around $500,000.
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