The prop that sparked the “Star Wars” debate on “who shot first” has gone on the auction block and brought in more than pre-sale estimates.
The last surviving prop blaster used by Harrison Ford as Han Solo was sold by Rock Island Auction Company for $1.05 million, according to the auction house that sold the piece of movie history.
Today is the day you have all been waiting for! It is your chance to own the incredibly iconic, only surviving “DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol” originally used by Harrison Ford as Han Solo in the 1977 epic “Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.” #starwarshttps://t.co/J28ZkAiD38 pic.twitter.com/jnwXNO7UiG— Rock Island Auction (@RIAuction) August 27, 2022
It was expected to sell for between $300,000 and $500,000, according to the auction listing.
The prop gun was used in filming the original “Star Wars” film, later renamed “Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope” and came with a signed photograph of Harrison Ford as Han Solo.
It was made out of a 9mm Mauser C96 pistol or “Broomhandle” Mauser, Rock Island said in the auction’s description.
After filming was completed, the gun was reverted into its original “Broomhandle” design for use in other films, Rock Island said.
Rock Island Auction Company specializes in firearms sales, according to its website.
The company also auctioned off the “hero” pistols used by Angelina Jolie in “Tomb Raider.” They were expected to go for between $25,000 and $45,000, and were sold at the final bid of $35,250, according to the auction listing.
Day 2 of the August Premier Auction begins NOW! Included in today’s offerings are the instantly recognizable brace of H&K USP 9 Match pistols, which are documented as Lara Croft’s on-film “Hero” pistols from the 2001 film “#LaraCroft: #TombRaider." https://t.co/Ww3GPXVuBP pic.twitter.com/QfY6vdbs38— Rock Island Auction (@RIAuction) August 27, 2022
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