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Han Solo's 'Star Wars' Blaster Auctioning for $200,000-Plus

Harrison Ford's weapon of choice for "Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi" is said to be in its original filming condition.

Han Solo's DL-44 Blaster - H 2013
Invaluable
Han Solo's DL-44 Blaster

There's no match for a good blaster at your side. And now Star Wars fans have the chance to bid on Han Solo's (Harrison Ford) DL-44 Blaster, which is up for auction at Invaluable.  

The light-weight blaster -- which does not fire -- was used in close-up scenes for Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, with a heavier model used for scenes in which Han fired the blaster. The blaster that did fire is believed to have been lost.

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According to the auction house, the blaster has been inspected by a well-respected Star Wars expert, who vouches for its authenticity.

Star Wars memorabilia has long been a favorite on the auction block. Last year, a Snowtrooper helmet used in Empire sold for $276,750 ($225,000 plus $51,750 as buyer's premium and taxes). The year before that, a camera George Lucas used during the filming of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope sold for a record $625,000.

The bidding for the blaster starts at $200,000 and runs through Dec. 21.