To the casual viewer, every gun in the Star Wars universe seems to have a unique space age design while still looking sleek and deadly. However, gun nuts who know their stuff can see right through the George Lucas magic. Most of the blasters in the Star Wars universe are replicas of real firearms with sci-fi doodads hot glued or welded onto them.

Han Solo’s blaster was once a classic early 20th century German pistol, and every Stormtrooper’s BlasTech E11 was built on the receiver of a World War 2 submachine gun. If you call yourself a true fan, can you identify what these so-called “uncivilized weapons” of the galaxy far, far away once were?

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