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.



10 responses to “Mythbuster’s Adam Savage Builds A Han Solo DL-44 Blaster”

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

    1. ENDO-Mike Avatar


  2. Wow, that was pretty damn cool.

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

  4. SittingDown Avatar

    Chewbacca approved.

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

  6. Citter Avatar

    the reticle is upside down.

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

  8. 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.

  9. czbeardly Avatar

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