Umarex USA will be auctioning off a unique movie prop replica of the famous DL-44 Blaster carried by Han Solo in the Star Wars film series, with the proceeds benefitting the Student Air Rifle Program.
With May 4th coming up, an annual call for online celebration of all things Star Wars (If you don’t know…May the Fourth be With You…get it?). Umarex teamed up with Guiness World Record Holder Chris Turek of UpNorth AirGunner to build the prop replica that is “very similar to the DL-44 blaster carried by a pilot of a rebellious alliance in a series of galactic based movies,” according to Umarex.
“This highly crafted, fully functional, replica airgun will be auctioned off via GunBroker.com with the proceeds going entirely to the Student Air Rifle Program,” the company said in a release.
The movie blaster was based on the Mauser C96 “Broomhandle” pistol, and Chris used Umarex’s M712 Broomhandle replica as a base for a DL-44 prop he built last year, so he’s used to the process.
“The feedback I got when I posted the video of the Umarex M712 conversion to the blaster replica was awesome. When Umarex approached me to build another blaster in support of this fundraiser for the SAR program, I was 100 percent on board.” Turek said.
“While the unique DL-44 blaster replica is likely to generate a respectable price at auction, Umarex USA wants to maximize the money raised by providing alternative methods for people to contribute to the SAR Program. Umarex USA donates a portion of each sale of an Umarex Embark air rifle, the air rifle exclusively used in the Student Air Rifle program. Additionally, each social posting will have a link to the donation page at StudentAirRifleProgram.org.”
Source: Range 365