You may be looking for an elegant weapon for a more civilized age, but there’s not arguing with Han’s logic: “Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.” Now you can saunter into a cantina or show up for assembly with a stormtrooper blaster from George Lucas’s 1977 hit, Star Wars: A New Hope.
The E-11 blaster rifles were standard issue for the stormtroopers that were hunting the missing droids on Tattooine. Renowned armorers Bapty created these rifles for the film. The rifles consisted of a Sterling body tube with a central wooden dowel barrel and custom aluminium parts for the receiver, magazine well, pistol grip, and trigger guard.
Many of the rifles were kept in the Bapty armoury. Propstore is offering one of these, which had been stripped of parts but was carefully restored (the restoration includes an M38 scope, a steel scope rail, plastic T-track strips along the barrel, magazine cylinders, and a Hengstler counter box).
It’s apparent that this is an actual prop, given the signs of use that appear mostly on the grip but also because of the paint wear and minor corrosion.
Blasters don’t come cheap—the prop is listed at a cool USD$46,429. The alternative, of course, would be to knock out a stormtrooper and steal that one, but the Empire frowns on such assaults.