Starship Troopers (1997)

Lot #758 - Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction - Ace Levy's (Jake Busey) Hero Live-Fire Morita MK I Rifle

Stock #127378

The consignor is accepting post-auction offers on this piece. The reserve price (including buyer's premium) on the lot was $12500; this offer should secure the piece but will still need the consignor's approval. In some cases, an offer below but near the reserve price may also be considered by consignors. Please use the 'Make An Offer' button to submit offers.

Ace Levy's (Jake Busey) hero live-fire Morita MK I rifle from Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi satire Starship Troopers. Pvt. Levy, a member of Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien)'s Mobile Infantry training unit, wielded his standard-issue Morita MK I in the war against the Arachnids.

This futuristic hero rifle is constructed from a real Ruger Mini-14 rifle that has been modified to fire blanks for motion picture use, and is housed in two fiberglass clamshells each marked "3F," painted green and secured together with metal screws. Blank-firing rifles were used on set for their realism, especially in close-up by principal actors. It features a functional trigger and a black nylon shoulder strap on the left side. Also included is a Letter of Authenticity from the film's weapons supervisor, Rock Galotti. The rifle exhibits visible signs of handling, including a scuffed muzzle and chipped paint throughout, but it remains in good overall condition.

Dimensions: 40 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 11 1/2" (103 cm x 9 cm x 29.25 cm)

Live firearm, restricted ownership; see notice in the Buyer's Guide

Estimate: $10,000 - 15,000

Certificate of Authenticity This item comes with a Prop Store Certificate of Authenticity.

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