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PostSubject: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 8:07 am


I having problem identifing this imperial blaster, can anyone help?

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Purchased in the UK with a load of other vintage weapons, has alot of flashing on one end.

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 8:17 am

It looks like a poorly cast V5.

Have you tried the float & drop tests to rule out the possibility it might be repro?

On a side note, it may be worth asking a mod to move this thread here: http://www.imperialgunneryforum.com/t1077-which-imperial-blaster, as they are related topics. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeSat Dec 29, 2012 8:45 am

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 31, 2012 9:55 am

It passes the water test, so maybe a badly cast v5?

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 31, 2012 2:31 pm

I've not seen a V5 that colour until recently:
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 31, 2012 2:45 pm

Saying that my handle doesn't have as much detail as your photos AJ.

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 31, 2012 6:43 pm

None of the details on your example are sharp, which is why I think it was poorly cast (that & the extra flashing).
It would be interesting to see whether other members have similar examples.
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeTue Jan 01, 2013 6:26 am

Is any one else thinking that this could be repo? It has flashing, the detail is faint and looks different anyways if you ask me, look at the circle and line at the end of the barrel, also the handle pattern on the one James has posted.

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 06, 2013 5:49 am

http://www.starwarsforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=13865
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 25, 2013 3:21 pm

Can anyone shed any light on this V5 Imperial blaster? It has a very distinctive horizontal indent underneath the regular indent..............

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(Its very black in colour to the naked eye, only under the flash of a camera does it appear to have any other pigment of colour in it. Passes both float & drop tests.)

Here's the combined view of L & R with the features circled being those of interest.........

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 02, 2013 10:42 am

@plantainman wrote:

Here's the combined view of L & R with the features circled being those of interest.........

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It's an interesting marking. I checked mine and there was nothing even close to that. Hang on to it anyway and hopefully some others will crop up eventually.

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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeSun Mar 03, 2013 6:45 am

I'd say that blaster looks fine and the marks are just damage done after it left the mold, the extra line could also be some type of cooling error or short shot type error?
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PostSubject: Re: Imperial Blaster Help?   Imperial Blaster Help? I_icon_minitimeThu Apr 04, 2013 12:22 pm

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(TIG : Imperial Blasters) Imperial Blaster Original Variant 2

This variation of the Imperial Blaster is gritty in appearance and can also feature a circle on the bottom clip cast. Note the circle on the clip can also vary from flush to indented to no circle persent.

I'd like to add that the circle on the clip of my example below is neither flush, nor indented, It is positively raised!

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