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 DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)

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Geber Teg


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DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)
« on: Dec 10, 2011, 09:39 PM »
I'm finally making some good headway on my DL-21 variant! ;D

Here's an original DL-21 as seen in ESB with Rebel troops on Hoth, and also Dengar's sidearm (with link to Wookieepedia article).




I'm starting with a Charter Arms Explorer II, a pistol version of the AR-7 survival rifle from which the DL-21 was based. Obviously, the grip is quite different, as is the back part of the receiver, and also the rear sight; hence, why it's a 'variant.' Personally, I think the grip looks similar to the Bolo Broomhandle Mauser.

Charter Arms Explorer II




ArmaLite AR-7 Explorer (with link to Wikipedia article)




Today, I went to the shop, not for work, but to play! I recently got my hands on a couple mortar fin assemblies: original WWII-era British 2 inch (50mm) mortar fins, which someone turned into a petrol lighter (I think this is what they call Trench Art)...



...which I'm saving for a screen accurate DL-21 build. The other is a modern US 81mm mortar fin assembly...




Compared to the 50mm fins, they were far too big! So, I drew some lines, did some cutting on the band-saw, then put it to spinning and started cleaning it up. (Sorry, in advance, for the crappy cell phone pics.)








I turned down the front half of my barrel and threaded it to the same pitch as the fins. There's a small, brass washer behind the fins (barely visible in the poor-quality phone pic).




I also have a bronze bushing that will soon be tapped to thread onto the barrel and turned down to an attractive emitter. Also on the agenda: scope mount rail.

More updates to follow!  ;)

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Kel Toi


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Re: DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)
« Reply #1 on: Dec 10, 2011, 09:57 PM »
Look's too good, I know ye want me to have it ! LOL Nice work mate  ;)

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Geber Teg


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Re: DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)
« Reply #2 on: Dec 10, 2011, 10:14 PM »
Thanks! I would love for you to have it, Kel. Tell you what... I'll find someone who can export firearms from the US, you find someone who can import firearms to the UK, and in the meantime we'll discuss price.  :D

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Re: DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)
« Reply #3 on: Dec 11, 2011, 02:21 AM »
Amazing!!!

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Re: DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)
« Reply #4 on: Dec 12, 2011, 06:27 AM »
Thanks! I would love for you to have it, Kel. Tell you what... I'll find someone who can export firearms from the US, you find someone who can import firearms to the UK, and in the meantime we'll discuss price.  :D

Hey, I can do that for yea. So you and Kel just discuss price and then send it to me  :P...  This idea might work better then the "it's terrible, send to me for imidiate destruction." Looks good the Geber and I wish I had your "toys" to play with at my work.

Have a good one,
Hagen

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Geber Teg


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Re: DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)
« Reply #5 on: Dec 12, 2011, 09:00 PM »
I consider myself very fortunate to have the job that I do and to be able to use all of those wonderful machines! I wish I'd started working in machine shops 20 years ago; I absolutely love it!  ;D

Calo Ordoa

Re: DL-21 Blaster Pistol Variant (PIC HEAVY)
« Reply #6 on: Dec 12, 2011, 09:25 PM »
 :o :o  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

That is all.

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