well, where do i start. i'm trying to find out (like everybody else) what was used for Boba's sidearm in ESB. Here is what I found out.
I do have the nemrod holster, a nemrod mini clipper spear gun, and a nemrod galeon speargun. I bought the galeon cause I read somewhere that Boba supposedly received one of these as well, like the bespin guards just in a modified version. So I thought, cool, get a galeon, paint it brown, and only modify what you see on screen/pics. Which is the end of the barrel, the end of the gun and the grip/handle. Because I'm still unsure if the galeon was indeed used as his weapon, i did not sand the grip/ handle into shape, which turned out to be a good move, cause after i painted the galeon and placed it in the holster, I noticed a few things:
The galeon sits pretty low in the holster.
So I checked the mini clipper again, and it sits in the correct height,.
even worse, the mini clipper has a split trigger guard, which you can see in the ESB pic below(green line).
I have no doubt that a pneumatic spear gun was used. Check the pic with the lines/arrows.
(red lines): the silver tip at the end of the gun is the part of the spear rod that get's pushed into the gun. so what they did was they used a spear to create the illusion of the barrel thinning (blue lines)as well as the tip at the end. They cut the spear to the desired length, and placed it in the aluminum tube. therefore you have a thicker piece at the barrel (aluminum tube) and the then the thinner piece (spear rod).
(red square): i used the crankshaft piece from the V8 model kit, as it was used on the bespin gun, comparing the pics, this piece is absent on bobas gun.
(yellow lines): notice the groove ? this is a groove that holds an o-ring to seal the pneumatic mechanism of the gun. the o-ring sits in a round aluminum piece which is part of the mechanism. so the gun has to be round at the end, not square.
So these are my findings. As much as I liked the galeon to be bobas gun, I'm afraid i have to destroy a perfectly working mini clipper now...