Very nice display graphics Tommy! I don’t know of the right terminology to use lol but the photo shop/ graphic design work looks great
From what I recall this image was in the code of Bapty's website; at the beginning of 2022 I was looking through the site after seeing the infamous Pawn Stars episode. To this point I hadn't realized that Bapty had a website, as I was under the impression that they were defunct. Bapty's images were not able to be downloaded/saved as, so using Inspect Element I was looking through the code with the intention of saving any relevant images I found. Since then it looks like the website has been entirely revamped.
This image was (I think) not one displayed in their gallery but was still in the code, so I saved the image directly and posted it to one of the discussion threads without much hurrah other than a "Huh, that's weird". I suppose it is possible that it might have been some kind of backup/stunt prop given the unusual design, but who knows at the end of the day?
They must be dyslexic or something, they can't seem to read a single post in all of this community's research.
It's not a casting. It's the real scope.Thanks Vanitas.
The reason I think this weird blaster is important is because it looks to me like a casting of the actual ANH scope. If there is a casting of the scope, maybe there is a casting of the mount too. Tony did say there were dummies made. Of course he is third person info at best only
What makes it confusing for me is that we don't see 3 rings of knurling on the flash hider until ESB... we don't see that type of knurled knob until ESB... nor the shape of bracket. The holes on the flash hider and long scope are ANH era details. Were the ESB blasters designed after this bad dummy gun? Is this a bad after-thought that someone slapped together like the one in this thread? At least we can probably trust the gun is a Bapty thing...Well, it's a real c96 with a cut barrel... and looks effed up for firing...and was on Bapty's website.
I think it could be one of the 4.
Is there any other appearances of this blaster? Different for sure than any screen used ones I've seen.