Is the MR E-11 Any Good?

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  1. Boba Debt

    Boba Debt Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just thinking about buying one and wanted to know what the owners think about them.
     
  2. Darth Kahnt

    Darth Kahnt Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Boba Debt @ May 30 2006, 10:07 PM) [snapback]1253417[/snapback]</div>
    Dont own one but my friend does and I think it's excellent. He added a counter to his just because he wanted to.
     
  3. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I own one- and I think it is quite good
     
  4. Bobbywan

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    I'm not a Sterling expert, nor have I built one up, but I absolutely love my MR E-11. I don't think you can go wrong with one. I got mine from Brian's Toys for a great price.

    Just my 2 cents. 2 cents


    ~Bobby
     
  5. JOATRASH FX

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    I got one as a replacement for a custom made Han Esb that was stolen in a break in. At first, I was a little underwhelmed by it (never having seen a trooper rifle for real before). I was about to sell it... had a buyer and everything... but changed my mind at the last moment.

    Now I wouldn't dream of getting rid of it. :)

    /Joe F
     
  6. yodaman

    yodaman Sr Member

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    Great prop - I really like mine.
     
  7. blufive

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    It's a great prop. I really like Neil's.

    :D
     
  8. KevVader

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    ....same here....at first I thought it was a bit undersized (maybe it's just my big mitts.), but then others told me the size is more or less correct. I love it....may have to get another one to weather...
     
  9. ob1al

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    Here ya go - some comparison pics of the MR blaster next to a real converted Sterling, taken by Jez and myself last year:

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    It doesn't look like it in the pics as the angle is throwing it off, but they were pretty much identical in terms of size. The biggest critisism I have of the MR is its just too clean and pristine looking. The weathering, nicks and scrapes on the real gun looked a lot better and more authentic - but the MR is a good bit of kit IMO, very close to the real thing.
     
  10. qwa_raig

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    Wow those pictures were a great comparison. I received mine as a Christmas gift last year, I love it. It's actually the centerpiece of my collection at the moment.
     
  11. Lukes Roommate

    Lukes Roommate Well-Known Member

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    Love mine.
    Plus it can be modded to have the folding stock and working trigger.
    Not that I've done that yet, but really need too...
     
  12. KevVader

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Lukes Roommate @ May 31 2006, 04:49 PM) [snapback]1253814[/snapback]</div>

    Really? With the existing pieces or do new stock & trigger pieces need to be made? This would be a very worthwhile mod.....
     
  13. franz bolo

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    I like mine. I wish it had the counter on it though.

    It's smaller than I thought it would be. Everyone that sees it thinks it's cool.

    FB
     
  14. OldKen

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    <div class='quotetop'>(franz bolo @ May 31 2006, 04:54 PM) [snapback]1253819[/snapback]</div>

    so is it smaller than the sterling as it looks in the pics?

    or is that an optical illusion?

    wish there was a pic with the MR in the foreground...
     
  15. franz bolo

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    I don't think the MR is any smaller, I had never seen a real one before and thought that they would be bigger.

    It's just a small gun to begin with.

    Sorry for the confusion.

    FB
     
  16. OldKen

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    <div class='quotetop'>(franz bolo @ May 31 2006, 05:38 PM) [snapback]1253843[/snapback]</div>

    it wasnt you that caused the confusion franz... in the comparison pics above, the MR is in the background and the sterling is in the foreground, but it still seems like the MR might be a little smaller...

    always heard the size was pretty on... so just curious. :)
     
  17. ob1al

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    Oldken, it doesn't look like it in the pics as the angle is throwing it off, but they were almost identical in terms of size. The MR was perhaps a fraction shorter than the Sterling we had to compare it to, but there wasn't the opportunity to take any measurements:

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  18. OldKen

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    cool, thanks. thats what i figured.

    although my dream is to have an all original ANH hero type blaster, ive been thinking about getting the MR for now.

    thanks again. :D
     
  19. ob1al

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    No worries. :)

    The real Sterling felt better than the MR to play with. :p It was heavier too, although it did have the counter added to the side:

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  20. Darth Lars

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    <div class='quotetop'>(KevVader @ May 31 2006, 10:51 PM) [snapback]1253816[/snapback]</div>
    Really? With the existing pieces or do new stock & trigger pieces need to be made? This would be a very worthwhile mod.....
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    Here is a pic someone posted a while back, of a trigger mod. I'm sorry I don't remember who it was so I can give credit. You can also see the inaccurate knurling on the fixed safety lever. (inwards on a real Sterling)
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    Btw, there is also a way of removing the orange plug, if I'm not mistaken.
     
  21. irishjedi

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    Love mine - would never get rid of it (it's one of my top 5 props).

    The orange plug comes out easily - take the front piece off (two hex screws), then just take a drill and bore out the plug - it pops right off. Needs a little black paint (some orange remained on the edges of mine), but that's it.

    Todd
     
  22. DL 44 Blaster

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    I just always loved the scope reticles that MR adds to their blasters. I've got a file from someone who designed them for printing, but I've yet to find something suitable to print them onto :( I thought about transparency film, but didn't think the ink would take well.....so the quest goes on.

    Steve
     
  23. gladus63

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    Thanks for the pics
     
  24. PodRacer X

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    I'm the most inept person on Earth and I managed to mod my MR Stormie blaster so that the trigger works. It's nice and tight too. Definitely an easy conversion.

    And I love my blaster. It would be hard to beat the price right now for a really good metal replica.
     
  25. Corellianexports

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    I saw one at last year's Comicon. I didn't like it.

    My biggiest gripe is the fact that it's my least favorite version. My favorite has the M38a2 scope with counter and cylinders - the "Deluxe" version. This one was seen in ANH on the blockade runner.

    The other was mostly seen in ESB, which has just the M32 scope (I think this is also the Luke & Han version from ANH).

    The MR version has just the M38a2 scope. :confused

    ....which is just plain weird. I've also heard that the MR E11 is heavier than a real Sterling.
     
  26. KevVader

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    <div class='quotetop'>(PodRacer X @ Jun 1 2006, 11:44 AM) [snapback]1254233[/snapback]</div>

    Are there any tutorials for the stock & trigger mods?
     
  27. lonepigeon

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    No M38a2 scopes were used on the E-11 props.

    The scope is a M38 made in 1943 (the earlier 1942 version is the more commonly used).
    I've gone frame by frame through ANH and made notes on every E-11 I could see.
    I believe there was only one gun with a M38 1943 scope and it had the cylinders. I believe it had a Hengstler box at one point too, but it broke off during filming.

    Vince - the combo you mentioned only shows up on the Death Star - specifically at 1:06:53
    All other scenes this gun is missing the box, but there are glue remnants from it.
    It is on the blockade runner, but missing the box.

    So there actually is no variation of the E-11 that looks like the MR replica.
     
  28. seswa

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    i havent had a chance to buy one for my own collection yet, but i fawned over a friends while trooping and it seemed extremely heavy for active use, beautiful though for display
     
  29. Hirohawa

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    I would like to know as well.

    <div class='quotetop'>(KevVader @ Jun 1 2006, 01:46 PM) [snapback]1254414[/snapback]</div>

    Are there any tutorials for the stock & trigger mods?
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  30. KevVader

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    Well....I have searched for the trigger and stock mods....came up with nothing. So I decided to try and take my MR E-11 apart myself....

    ...this is as far as I got....

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    ...the grip and trigger assembly came off pretty easily....basically one hex screw at the bottom of the grip and everything slides apart. Lotsa welds tho.....I don't want to have to break out the grinder.....


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    The trigger is filled with hot glue, I guess to keep the trigger from moving? Although there's two pins in the trigger to keep it stationary......not sure why there's glue as well....
    Would be easy enough to mod with the addition of a spring like the pic that Darth Lars had posted....

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    I'd really like to get this stock to unfold.....I'm thinking by drilling out this pin and perhaps there's another at the end of the barrel...I can get the stock to move?

    Anyone taken one of these things apart? I seem to recall a thread awhile ago but I can't find it now.....
     
  31. Stormy320

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    If anyone has some suggestions on a good way to attach the counter to the MR E11, I would love some help.
     
  32. gladus63

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    "I'd really like to get this stock to unfold.....I'm thinking by drilling out this pin and perhaps there's another at the end of the barrel...I can get the stock to move?
    Anyone taken one of these things apart? I seem to recall a thread awhile ago but I can't find it now....."




    I think you just have to push this pin with a little barrel wich have the same diameter, it will came out of the hole on the other side (if it has the same hole on the other side)
     
  33. _Lee_

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Stormy320 @ Jun 4 2006, 07:49 AM) [snapback]1255825[/snapback]</div>
    I assumed all the screen used ANH blasters had the counter on them anyway?? If so,why didnt MR incorporate it??

    I agree this is a beatiful looking replica though,definately one of the best offerings from MR :) I have seen and held one but i prefer the used battered look and i put my £££'s into one cast from a screen used ESB.I had thought about this MR,but the cast from screen used appealed to me more.
     
  34. KevVader

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    <div class='quotetop'>(gladus63 @ Jun 4 2006, 03:29 AM) [snapback]1255832[/snapback]</div>

    Tried that...used a ball pean hammer and a punch....it won't budge. May have to drill it out......although the stock seems to be bolted internally to the barrel as well, I think... :confused
     
  35. Xhiwar

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  36. rmschneider104

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    Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
     
  37. OldKen

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    coo tutorial.


    now getting it to stay back up... im interested in seeing how that would work myself as i am looking into getting one of these bad boys and doing the same 2 mods.
     
  38. mgoob

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    The MR E-11 was measured from a loaned, functioning, L2A3, so any dimensions that are "off" are on the rebuilds.

    I own a British demilled Mk IV, and it's the same dimesion as the MR.

    The only thing the MR is missing, as far as I can see, is the ejector retaining screw (on the mag housing- easy added). The pivot point & knurling on the end cap release lever is just a tad off.

    OTHERWISE

    it's an excellent example of the L2A3 (better than the MGC version) and a good Stormtrooper blaster.

    I would guess that the choice of the scope used was just that: a choice.

    Who's to say that one day there won't be variations of this made?
    Plus, they're cheap enough (brianstoys) that you could buy a few & mod them yourself to your own liking (as I've done to build several variations).
     
  39. Duck9000

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    That's it. I'm going to buy one. My rebel blaster need it :p . Thanks for the useful information
     
  40. Corellianexports

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    <div class='quotetop'>(lonepigeon @ Jun 1 2006, 01:52 PM) [snapback]1254417[/snapback]</div>
    Well, that's great. :unsure
     

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