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Harrison Ford’s original Han Solo blaster is expected to fetch £410,000 at auction

Han Solo’s original blaster, used by Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope, is expected to fetch $500,000 (£410,000) when it launches later this month.

The anti-gun man, previously missing and presumed lost, has been rediscovered by the Rock Island Auction Company (RIAC) and will feature at the company’s flagship auction.

According to the RIAC, the gun is the only surviving blaster mount of the three used to film the original Star Wars trilogy.

Pre-auction estimates for Han Solo’s BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster are $300-500,000 (£245-410,000).

The tripod is based on the German-made Mauser C96, one of the first and most recognizable semi-automatic pistols ever produced.

Wanting to have the feel of an old Western gunfighter for the captain of the Millennium Falcon, the designers chose the Mauser C96 as the basis for Han Solo’s iconic plane.

The German-made Mauser C96 is one of the first and most recognizable semi-automatic pistols.

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Harrison Ford’s original Han Solo blaster is expected to fetch £410,000 at auction (Anthony Devlin/PA Wire)

Star Wars memorabilia in Hollywood have become very desirable in the collectibles field.

In 2018, Han Solo’s blaster from Return of the Jedi was sold to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! for 550,000 (£451,000) dollars.

More recently, an original X-wing miniature pylon sold for $2.3 million (£1.8 million) in June 2022.

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