Star Wars pistol used by Han Solo up for auction
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) - The Mauser-style pistol that Harrison Ford's character Han Solo used in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and The Return Of The Jedi is up for sale to the highest bidder, online auctioneers Invaluable said on Wednesday.
Looking a bit worse for wear after its intergalactic adventures, the so-called DL-44 Blaster - which Ford used in the two 1980s blockbuster movies - is estimated to be worth US$200,000 (S$252,000) to US$300,000.
It is the same prop Darth Vader lassoed out of Solo's hand with the Force in Empire, and which he wrestled back from a Stormtrooper in Jedi, said Invaluable on its website (www.invaluable.com).
"The blaster is exactly in its original filming condition and therefore exhibits wear from use, but retains all of the original details, including the flash suppressor and scope," it said.