Status: Part of our Private Collection.
This is one of several original Stormtrooper Blasters discovered buried deep in storage at the original armorer, Bapty & Co., who created most of the weapons for Star Wars A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. The blaster was based on a standard Sterling sub-machine gun and had many non-standard alterations for the production of ANH. These modifications also made it easier to transport them to shooting locations since they were not live-firing guns.
When discovered, the weapons sadly were missing all of their external components. The blasters were carefully restored to the way they looked on screen by adding replacements for the M38 scope, the scope rail, the barrel ribs, the cylinders, and the Hengstler counter box.