Our expert's notes
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 Morita MK I rifle casing from Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi satire Starship Troopers. Recruited into the Earth Federation's Mobile Infantry, high schooler Johnny Rico (Casper Van Dien) and his fellow troops were issued futuristic Morita combat rifles in their war with the Arachnids.
This rifle shell, which was used to cover a real blank-firing Ruger Mini-14 used for close-up sequences during production, is constructed of two pieces of fiberglass painted green, screwed together with metal screws around a black rubber magazine and muzzle, and marked "535" and "A4". The casing is in good overall condition with scuffing and minor discoloration throughout. Dimensions: 41" x 3 1/2" x 11 1/2" (104.25 cm x 9 cm x 29.25 cm)
Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000
This item is located in London.
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This item is located in Los Angeles.
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