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Discussion in 'Production Made Costumes and Props' started by smorena, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. smorena

    smorena New Member

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    Hello guys

    About 15 years ago my grandfather gave me a blaster and told me it was from one of the movies. Im trying to get some info about it, like what movie its from and what kind of blaster it is. any info would be great thank you. :confused
     
  2. slave1pilot

    slave1pilot Sr Member

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    Hoth Rebel trooper Blaster?
     
  3. thd9791

    thd9791 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sounds about right, I remember having an action figure in the 90's with a gun much like this one
     
  4. Dart

    Dart Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It's a DL-21. Used by the Rebel hoth troopers as sidearms and other folks as well.

    Is it a cast or is it metal?
     
  5. smorena

    smorena New Member

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    Thanks guys its made of metal the scope is missing my grandfather told me it was broken during filming. he worked on RTOJ and ESB so im pretty sure its authentic
     
  6. ep1972

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    Interesting but I am not sure if this was really used in jedi. Anyone have any screen grabs from the movie?

    metal? if it was the hero, or firing maybe.........too many of these floating around to be sure.
     
  7. Dart

    Dart Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Definitely in ESB. Might've been with someone on the sail barge but the popular blaster there was the DL-18. Either way, it's pretty cool.
     
  8. tk2647

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  9. Lutso

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    It's not quite the DL-21. It's really close and it obviously based off it, but the details are different. The barrel shroud has been cut down, the barrel itself is wonky, and the grip looks different (and much nicer) than the DL-21's.

    Honestly I like this version better.

    I would love to have this blaster...it looks so natural and comfortable, it would be a great "gunslinging" type of weapon.

    Regardless of it's 'accuracy', I don't doubt it's authenticity. Think about how many Rebel soldier extras there are in ROTJ, not to mention ESB. I would be willing to bet this gun was worn by one of them - or even if not, present on the set as a backup or something. Stranger things have happened.
     
  10. smorena

    smorena New Member

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    It would be Great is someone could get a screen grab, I'm stumped on this one .
     
  11. smorena

    smorena New Member

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    Guys


    I was home examining the BLASTER and this is what i found. The barrel is a thick metal like its from a real gun, there is even a place where the bolt went. the trigger. trigger guard and piece that connects to the barrel is made of a plastic or resin. The muzzle/ flash suppressant is made of metal.


    this sound familiar to anyone ??????
     
  12. LDR

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    Nice piece.

    The grip is from a sterling which is what the stormtrooper blasters were made from:

    Sterling

    I dont see why this couldnt be authentic and a background piece.

    Have you any other info on what your grandad did on the films?
     
  13. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Really great

    Congrats!

    Thanks for sharing
     
  14. tk2647

    tk2647 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    THANKS for sharing , any infos what your grandpa has done for the film would be really interesting.

    * the grip is from a sterling

    * the 6-hole-part on first pic seems to be a "slice" of a Molex-connector which was used at the ESB-Boba-Fett-Blaster:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. micdavis

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  16. littledragon88

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    Thanks for sharing! A very interesting piece of prop.

    May I ask you what your grandfather's position was? Prop master of some kind?
     
  17. smorena

    smorena New Member

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    He worked on production/transportation, was on a bunch of other movies also.
     
  18. Clutch

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    Could it be one of these?

    [​IMG]
     
  19. thd9791

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    noooo that looks like a mauser, Solo/Skywlker's blasters with major differences. A sterling or rebel trooper scope and something weird going on with t[​IMG]he barrel
     
  20. Clutch

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    Nooo. That's not a mauser. I've haven't seen one with the mag well stepped in the front like that and with the oval shapes in the side of the receiver. Plus, it has the same greeblie on the side and the big nozzle front. Although the one I posted above looks more like a water hose nozzle.

    [​IMG]

    The guy above is holding a variation of one of these Hoth blasters which is a deactivated Charter Arms AR-7 Explorer .22LR semi-auto rifle:

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    Actually, the more I look at it, the more it looks like the OT's pistol has had the mortar fins cut off...
     
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  21. greylocke

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    That is a cut down AR-7 barrel where it's been cut off just behind the front sight. The barrels of the old AR-7 and Explorer II guns were a steel liner in an aluminum shroud. If it's cut down incorrectly the liner and the shroud separate. In the old production guns the liner was just epoxied in, and the epoxy didn't always run the full length of the shroud or liner. The new rifles are a plastic shroud with a steel liner and if you cut them down they separate from the liner as well. Look at the barrel nut that tightens the barrel to the receiver. It is the standard nut and the mortar fins have not been attached. If it had been attached there would be almost no clearance between the nut and the barrel, and in the pic you can see a little bit of room between them which you would see on the real gun. FYI the Explorer II was available with barrel lengths of 4 inches up to 12 inches. If I am remembering correctly they went 4 inches, 6 inches, 8 inches, 10 inches then 12 inches. And the pistol barrel could not be used on a rifle receiver without modification to either the barrel or the receiver.
     
  22. BAlinger15

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    The AR-7 style blasters created for ROJ were built from MGC replica firearms in the same way that the Stormtrooper and Endor Trooper blasters were for that film. Design wise, they are a copy of the cast fiberglass versions seen in ESB.

    No real AR-7 firearms were used in ROJ.

    Brandon
     
  23. thd9791

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    Were those guns ever seen with a straight/rectangular section in front of the trigger guard instead of trapezoid/slanted? That black and white, even at the angle he's holding it, it's straight, in the same plane as the front of the sight and muzzle.

    It looks like the exact same prop except for that block, different version?
     
  24. major payne

    major payne Active Member

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    The BIG question is...

    Is it for sale? ;)
     
  25. micdavis

    micdavis Master Member

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    Oh what do you know Mr. Smarty Pants?
     
  26. jclayman99

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    whatever it is its a really cool piece
     
  27. Tyrsdag

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  28. Striker

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    I 2nd this :) To me it seems to be Lt Renz,the grip seems to be the MGC sterling :)
     
  29. thd9791

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  30. Treadwell

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    I believe that grip is from a MGC Sterling, not a real one.
     
  31. Krel

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    The rifle is an AR7, back then it would been a Charter Arms or possibly and earlier manufacturer.

    David.
     
  32. Andymac84

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    Great find and also a great (family) history behind that. :thumbsup
     
  33. healvis

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    This blaster & the Gus Lopez blaster look to me like the same gun am I missing something here?
     
  34. ob1al

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    They look to be EXACTLY the same piece. Compare the weathering on the Archive Database pistol and the one in this thread - it's exactly the same.
     
  35. cfawcett

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    Seems pretty obvious. Gus must have purchased it.

    Cj
     

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