Now I'm not big on Han Solo costumes (*Shields face*), but I know that a good DL-44 blaster replica can cost quite a boatload, and building one yourself can be quite difficult.
What I want to know is, has anybody tried modifying one of these Soviet "broomhandle" mauser airsoft pistiles into a DL-44?
From what I know, these were some of the first Semi-automatic pistols, and the base madel for the DL. It'd need a few different greebles, and a flash suppresser, but I think it's pretty darn close. You can get an airsoft version like this:
(you can take the mag out)
for about $30 on ebay.
Just wanted to put this out there.