Official ESB Boba Fett Blaster Thread

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Originally posted by DL 44 Blaster1:

Well with all the Boba Fett enthusiasts out there who want to do some research on an ESB version of the EE-3,we need to pull our resources together and figure out this weapon once and for all.Hopefully we can bring some closure to peices that have been speculated about.What we can hopefully cover are things like :

1)Scope

2)Scope rings

3)Square stock with the six holes on both sides of the scope rings

4)Barrel rings:these are some kind of hose clamp,but that's all I know.

5)Stock plates:four of these are the UK plugs,but the middle plate is still a mystery.


There is probably some info. that will be easy to peice together,but if we can solidify any theory's out there it will help give us all difinitive proof of what was used.


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Originally posted by lonepigeon:

There are only two pins on the plugs.

While at Magic of Myth in Toledo I discovered that the Rebel Locator Box also had this part on it and took a ton of pics.
With views from all sides of the piece we should be able to find an identical match.

<img src=http://lonepigeon.home.att.net/splitplug.jpg>

What we know so far:
White plastic (painted black for Vader)
There are two icons within round circles on the ridged sections seen in the white pics. One looks like a chicken foot or peace sign and the other is a "T" with an additional parallel line above it.
The two depressions in the center are where the pins of the plug would protrude out- one vertical, one horizontal.




Chris Trevas
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Originally posted by lonepigeon:

There's a big fender washer that goes under the V8 kit part.
I'm not sure there are two Connecting Rods on the blaster. No proof yet.

There are two sets of side details on the stock. The details on the other side are set more forward (see Chronicles page203).
The rifle posted above, though it's in progress, needs a few corrections. The stock details are too large or at least positioned too far back. The scope is mounted too far back- the front scope base band actually goes around the MPP tube not the gun (the bands are a bit too wide also). The MPP tube should stick out much farther as well.

I've researched this gun quite a bit and will soon have my own. I'll be able to help more once I get mine.

Keep in mind this gun was built to be taken apart again. Bapty wasn't about to wreck a Webley for it. This is why the front scope base ring is bolted to the MPP not the gun.


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Re:pic of ESB gun.

Originally posted by clanger68:

Hi Guy's,
I don't know if this pic will help or if you've already seen it.
Just in case you haven't, this is a nice side on shot of the ESB blaster.
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Cheers,
Andy

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DL44 Blaster

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Since most of us are going to be aquiring an AWESOME replica Webely No1 Mk1,or some of us were lucky enough to aquire a real Webley No1 Mk1 maybe we can start looking into the few details needed to finish disecting the ESB EE-3.

We now know that the "square stock" is a "Molex" type connector with .187 pin size that Chris Trevas has blueprinted on his thread at RPF.

The scope has been identified thanks to Lordsandy at RPF as an "ASI 4x20" scope.I'll have to look into the rings to be sure of their manufacturer.

The barrel rings,or type of clamp used as such still needs identified,as well as the large middle stock plate.

Maybe we can get some interest stirred,and some good 'ol fashioned research going to unwind these mysteries. :)

Steve
 
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Hand Schaub

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agreed! I'm working pretty hard to cast some replicas but all the while I'm looking to finish my own blaster as well.

I'm under the impression that the clamps are hose clamps. The two points on the underside of the barrel show where you push it together with you fingers. Has anybody used these on thier blaster? Also, has anybody any ideas what is used to mount the scope and plugs on? Just 'blocks' seem kind of low effort.
 
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Boba Phett

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The other item to note in the Bespin Hallway publicity pics there is a revell V-8 connecting rod on the side of the gun near the hammer while in the carbon chamber it is gone. The hose clamps appear to be spring type, I think that is what you are referring to HS for the ends that point downward from the barrel. I scavenged a pic from the McMaster Carr website as they offer what I would consider a similar style clamp. -Mark

 
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Spidey2222

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Boba Phett wrote:

The other item to note in the Bespin Hallway publicity pics there is a revell V-8 connecting rod on the side of the gun near the hammer .....
Here is a pic of what he is talking about.

 
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BobaFettish

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Lynn found the right scope mounting clamps somewhere. It may have been from BobaDebt. Here they are on the K-mart brand scope he recently sold on eBay.

 
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fettcicle

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I was able to find an alternative scope for the ESB gun that is currently available on ebay. The ROTJ scope is longer than the one used on the ESB gun. The scope is a Simmons 4X20, Here is a pic on how it compares to the rest of the gun
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DL44 Blaster

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fettcicle,is the "Simmons 4x20" a ROTJ scope?

Now I'm not sure if Lordsandy found the scope for an ESB,or ROTJ.I wrote down the "ASI 4x20",and was positive it was for an ESB,but now I'm second guessing myself.

Does anyone have a connecting rod to cast up,or some spares to sell?

Steve
 
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mlcallanta

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I've scratch-built some parts for the ESB blaster and had them all molded in fiberglass - infact even my blaster is made out of fiberglass (3 big pieces -gun, barrel & stock)

Unfortunately, dont have the know-how to post pics here...so if there's anyone who woukld like to see 'em or would like to post here - kindly send me an e-mail & I'll send you some pics.

Mardon
 
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Halo 1

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Hey Mardon,

You Got Mail!

I'd be glad to help you post the pics...and would love to see what your ESB looks like. :)

LMK.

Stay safe.

Tim.
 
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Jangos kid

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Boba Phett, Yeah that clamp looks to me like its what was used on the barrel, only I can't believe the propmakers would use something so cheezy! I have tons of those things of various sizes laying in the junk pile behind my Dads mechanich shop! Any idea what the size is?
 
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Hand Schaub

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Jango's kid wrote:

Boba Phett, Yeah that clamp looks to me like its what was used on the barrel, only I can't believe the propmakers would use something so cheezy! I have tons of those things of various sizes laying in the junk pile behind my Dads mechanich shop! Any idea what the size is?
Well, if it fits a Webley, it's a good bet that it's the right size. actually the diameter is roughly 1.75"
 
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mlcallanta

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Is there any place that sells those clamps? An on-line store perhaps?

Mardon
 
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Bountys Hunted

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Man, those clamps remind me alot of the hose clamps that came on my 73 Mach 1 Mustang 351C CJ.An awful lot...

Unfortunantly, had to sell the car this past summer...after 20 years... :(
 
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