Since I've been gone for so long and there are so many people here that are newer to the hobby I thought I would post a few pictures of my E-11 blaster I made from a real demilled (read "cut to pieces") Sterling MK IV L2A3 pile of scrap metal. I am enclosing a picture of what it looked like when I dumped the pieces out of the bag and also finished pictures.
This thing is only a prop and can never be made to function as it was originally designed. All the functional parts have been destroyed by welding or have been cut in half, or removed. Critical parts that have been destroyed are permanently welded and cannot be replaced without destroying the prop to an even further useless state.
I made mine to the way I always remembered it to be since I was 13 when the movies were originally released, as well as the way I perceived it to be, before frame by frame critiqueing of the movie. So there is no need to point out this or that is not accurate, it is the way I want it, and love it.