mauser

Jerry with the converted c96 Mauser:

StarWarsReally neat slo-mo footage in this.  The Mauser is one of a kind.

If you’re a Star Wars nerd and are looking for more blaster related content, make sure to check out when Adam Savage from Mythbusters built one.

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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.

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One of the gun store guys give his opinion:

  1. Mosin Nagant M91/30 (7.62x54r)
  2. Mauser 98 (8mm)
  3. Enfield No. 4 Mk1 and variants (.303 British)
  4. M1 Garand (.30-06)
  5. Swiss K-31 (7.5x55mm)

Do you agree with his list?  Any you’d like to omit/add?

I really appreciate old rifles and the history surrounding them, but I don’t have any desire to start a collection.

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