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Han Solo's blaster sells for a mere $200,000

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The battered space gun carried by Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the second two Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, has been sold to an anonymous buyer for $200,000 after 20 days on the auction block.

Solo's DL-44 blaster is modeled on the Mauser C96, a semi-automatic German pistol that was manufactured until the 30s. This was likely the prop used in the scenes where Darth Vader uses the Force to knock the blaster out of Solo’s hand in Empire Strikes Back and when Solo wrestles with a Stormtrooper to get his blaster back in Return of the Jedi. A heavier version was used for close-up shots.

The blaster was a replica of the original created for A New Hope, which has allegedly been lost to history. It sold at the low end of its $200,000 to $300,000 estimate.