Lot #738 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Blank-Firing Endor Rebel Trooper Blaster Rifle
Stock # 124356
This lot will be sold on Thursday August 27th (day 2 of the auction.) Lots 434-870 will be sold on day 2 (lots 1-433 will be sold on day 1). The auction will begin at 10:00AM PDT. Lots are sold sequentially so there is no preset ending time. A live streaming broadcast of the auction will be available on auction days.
A blank-firing Endor rebel trooper blaster rifle from Richard Marquand's Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. Rebel troopers led by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) carried blaster rifles (characterized after the film's release as BlasTech A280 model) during the Battle of Endor. The blasters were similar to those seen in The Empire Strikes Back during the Battle of Hoth, though they were based on real-world M16/AR-15 models.
This rebel blaster prop was one of only three blank-firing versions utilized during filming, though the AR-15 lower receiver (the area around the grip and magazine housing) has been removed and replaced with a replica firearm lower receiver so it can no longer fire. The rest of the prop is original to the film, and custom-made for production, including the stock, Single Point sight, wooden forearm, and various dressing greebles. The barrel contains a restrictor plug installed to make the piece fire with blanks during filming. The paint is scuffed throughout and metal components exhibit some rusting from age, but this blaster prop remains in good overall condition. The piece was originally sourced from Stembridge Gun Rentals, who provided the blank-firing props for the film's location shoot. Dimensions: 32 1/2" x 3" x 9" (82.75 cm x 7.75 cm x 23 cm)
Contains mechanical components; see notice in the Buyer's Guide
Estimate: $25,000 - 35,000 Δ
This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.