WhaleTech: Star Trek phaser rifle sells for US$231,000

set-phaser-rifle-2-590x328

One of the Trekkies among us

The Californian auction house, Julien’s has managed to sell Captain Kirk famed Star Trek rifle, used in the 1960s original series, for a whopping $231,000.

This is estimated to be four times as much as the estimated price for it. The rifle was created by Reuben Klamer for Star Trek creator, Gene Roddenberry.

You would recollect this one if you set your eyes on ‘Where No Man Has Gone Before’, which was the second pilot of Star Trek.

set-phaser-rifle-4-590x408

The rifle is constructed out of wood and finished with blue/green metallic paint.

It also comes with a hand-tooled aluminum barrel and three plastic domed indicator lights.

The weapon comes in the original custom-made case made to deliver the rifle to the studio and a letter signed by Roddenberry for approval in 1965 finalizing the plans for the rifle.

 

Source: New Launches


Do you want:

  • Ad-free access?
  • Access to our very popular daily crossword?
  • Access to daily sudoku?
  • Access to Incite Politics magazine articles?
  • Access to podcasts?
  • Access to political polls?

Our subscribers’ financial support is the reason why we have been able to offer our latest service; Audio blogs. 

Click Here  to support us and watch the number of services grow.

33%