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‘Star Wars’ pistol up for auction

Washington: The Mauser-style pistol that Harrison Ford’s character Han Solo used in “Star Wars” is up for sale to thehighest bidder.

It’s 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.

“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.
Its vintage boxy design was inspired by the Mauser C96, a German pistol made in large numbers from 1896 to 1937. Although the auctioneers stressed that the prop cannot fire actual bullets.

Put on sale by a collector of Star Wars memorabilia, the item is open for bidding until December 21 alongside other pistols and guns used by Ford in “Blade Runner” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”

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