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Original ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo gun sells for $1M at auction


Han Solo once said that nothing is a match for an excellent blaster at your side — and it seems he was right.

The unique gun held by Harrison Ford in the unique “Star Wars” film sold for greater than $1 million at an auction held over the weekend, reports TMZ.

Ford’s DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol was sold for a whopping $1,057,500 and is the last surviving example of three models that were made for the franchise’s original trilogy. The firearm was originally valued between $300,000 and $500,000.

The weapon will be seen strapped to Ford’s leg through the conclusion of “Star Wars: Episode IV — A Recent Hope” and was later reported missing after the film wrapped, forcing the artist to re-create a recent gun for “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”

In 2018, the gun utilized in “Jedi” was sold for $550,000.

Based on Rock Island Auction, the Illinois-based company where the long-lasting prop weapon was sold, the gun was once utilized by Frank Sinatra within the 1967 film “The Naked Runner” before “Star Wars” set decorator Roger Christian turned it into the blaster using excess military surplus parts.

The weapon was initially valued between $300,000 and $500,000. ©Lucasfilm Ltd./Courtesy Everet

The prop was used by Harrison Ford during The prop was utilized by Harrison Ford during “Star Wars: A Recent Hope” in 1977 and went missing after the film wrapped. ©Lucasfilm Ltd./courtesy Everet

The disappearance of the weapon forced the artist to make new two models for The disappearance of the weapon forced the artist to make two recent models for “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.” Rock Island Auction

The gun was previously used by Fran Sinatra during the 1937 film The gun was previously utilized by Frank Sinatra through the making of the 1967 film “The Naked Runner.”Rock Island Auction

The very best-priced piece of “Star Wars” merchandise ever sold goes to the unique R2-D2 droid, which sold for $2.76 million in 2017.

Last 12 months, more “Star Wars” memorabilia was auctioned off, including Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber from “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith,” a Stormtrooper helmet from “Return of the Jedi” and more. 

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