​Luke Skywalker's blaster from "Empire Strikes Back" up for auction

Mark Hamill in a scene from "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980).


A prop gun used by actor Mark Hamill in "The Empire Strikes Back" will be auctioned this week, with bidding to start at $200,000.

The DL-44 blaster, which Luke Skywalker wielded in non-firing scenes during the second "Star Wars" film, was modeled after a German Mauser C96 pistol. It was constructed from gray, silver, and brown-colored fiberglass.

It is in fact the same model blaster used by Han Solo in the original "Star Wars," cast from the original prop.

Luke Skywalker's (non-working) blaster, from "The Empire Strikes Back."
Nate D. Sanders

The prop is among the items in the sale being held by the Nate D. Sanders auction house in Los Angeles on January 28.

Also up for bidding: Greta Garbo's United States immigrant identification card, issued by the American Consulate General of Stockholm and dated September 20, 1938. It is signed by the Swedish actress, who was by that time one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Opening bid: $5,000.

Greta Garbo's immigration ID card, from 1938.
Nate D. Sanders
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