Half a Rifle Scope

  1. #1

    Half a Rifle Scope

    Alright. I'm to lazy to post pics at the moment. But Fett enthusiasts should know the pics I'm talking about. Alright. In the Visual Dictionary shoot, all of the pics of his ROTJ rifle have just half of a scope. I used to think this was merely a cropping of the picture, until I began seeing this half-scoped rifle all over the place. In the helmet section, in TD's new post, somone posted a pic of ESB helmeted fett with blaster, and it's got just half. What is up with this weird rifle?

    My theory was that it was a "stunt" blaster that was used in the Luke slicing scene. Perhaps that blaster was detachable at the pvc joint meeting the webley and the scope at that joint was in two pieces. Once this scene was filmed, for publicity purposes a gun may have been needed and the stunt was quickly reassembled without the half of the scope? Just a thought, but I'm pretty curious.

  2. #2

    Re: Half a Rifle Scope

    that's a great theory .

  3. #3
    batninja's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2003
    Fort Worth, TX

    Re: Half a Rifle Scope

    ...and the other half of the scope is buried somewhere out in the sands...forgotten by time...sought by collectors...


    But I digress...

  4. #4
    phantomfett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2002
    Bellevue, NE

    Re: Half a Rifle Scope

    Talk about a sense of deja vu....I think the scope thing was mentioned in a thread last summer. I'm pretty sure we came to the same conclusion about the scope being part of a stunt rifle. Ironically in the Visual Dictionary, Boba's rifle appears in the weapon section at the beginning and has the whole scope present. Pretty crazy....

  5. #5

    Re: Half a Rifle Scope

    just because he's dead doesn't mean they can break his weapon in half

  6. #6
    Halo_1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2002
    East Coast, Singapore

    Re: Half a Rifle Scope

    Appolo_50 wrote:

    just because he's dead doesn't mean they can break his weapon in half
    He's not dead!

    Stay safe.

  7. #7

    Re: Half a Rifle Scope

    If I am not mistaken, I don't believe they used an actual Webley for the RoTJ blaster. I think they were just cast rifles.

  8. #8
    Han Hunter's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2003
    Nr Bristol, UK

    Re: Half a Rifle Scope

    So people with a good quality resin cast can consider themselves to have a screen accurate rifle?


Similar Threads

  1. Interest in possible Zam rifle scope and greeblie.
    By TK7903 in forum Zam Wesell Costume
    Replies: 83
    Last Post: Jan 17, 2012, 8:02 PM
  2. Half way through the process...
    By bamills in forum Expanded Universe Bounty Hunters
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Sep 23, 2008, 9:55 PM
  3. For half of your leather needs...
    By Zam I Am in forum Zam Wesell Costume
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 26, 2007, 11:33 AM
  4. Half Visors? Why?!
    By GCNgamer128 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: Apr 14, 2006, 9:34 AM
  5. Searching for the perfect scope for ROTJ rifle
    By batninja in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: Jan 30, 2004, 9:15 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts