Mythbuster’s Adam Savage Builds A Han Solo DL-44 Blaster

Since I’m not a Star Wars nerd I thought this was going to be boring, but it’s actually quite interesting:

Incredible attention to detail.  As they mention in the video, there is a whole thread on a fan forum called Replica Prop Forum (RPF) which is dedicated to researching the detail of the Han Solo blaster and sourcing all the components.

StarWarsThere is a huge article over at Tested detailing the story of how fans recreated the original blaster down to the last detail.

I would have preferred them to build this on a real Mauser C96, but this is still quite cool.  Quite the workshop they have there! MYTH: BUSTED! uh wait.. there wasn’t a myth.




Phil July 19, 2013 at 03:17 am

“Since I’m not a Star Wars nerd”….. you are dead to me sir!

ENDO-Mike July 19, 2013 at 09:11 am
santi July 19, 2013 at 07:46 am

Wow, that was pretty damn cool.

Suburban Sheepdog July 19, 2013 at 08:16 am

I noticed that the scope is configured for a left-handed shooter.

SittingDown July 19, 2013 at 07:46 pm

Chewbacca approved.

Solus July 19, 2013 at 11:35 pm

If it were built on a real Mauser, I’d feel sick and angry.

Citter July 20, 2013 at 06:32 am

the reticle is upside down.

Hugh July 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

He’s done a few of these and they’re all pretty impressive. Here’s a link to the Blade Runner gun he made:

Jim P. July 20, 2013 at 03:10 pm

Cool video. Liked how it looked.

If you are dating a girl who doesn’t like Star Wars puns. you’re looking for love in Alderaan places.

czbeardly July 21, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Since I am a huge Star Wars nerd, this is next on my list of things my wallet will be very angry about.

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