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

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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.

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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


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