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interesting. :-) been skipping frames on ANH, this scope is all over. Lots stormtroopers are using this scope with that little "sight" ontop

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Which then kind of reinforce the fact it might be a real scope that has been cast and from which several resin pulls have been made ;)

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Seems the Hengstlers were glued to both the body of the Sterling and the scope, and thus what is see on the scope there is in fact glue residue.

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if you look really close at the scene the scope is real.

on the photos of the blaster where they escort leia to confront vader.  the counter wire on the left is the

red insulation on the back of the power cells.  the wires are not curly, and they mount below the pins on the counter

with a bright blob of solder.

 

I personally believe that it's T Track.  what else? sure it 'could be' sprue... but it too falls off, during the film, like the power cells and the counter

all fall off.

 

since the tantive scenes were filmed last, perhaps this blaster has actually had stuff put back on, and that's why the wires were not

curly?  remember the scene order of filming, the control room scenes were shot before the tantive scenes. the DS corridor scenes were filmed even

before the tantive scenes.  the tantive scenes were shot last minute by 2 separate crews, on set with several scenes being worked on at the same time

on the tantive set.

 

if we cross referance every muzzle flash blaster in the film we might be able to see a series of marks put on by the armorers.

I have been working on a list of marks. and this m19 with the mark on top, and the silver dot painted on the rear sight

might be a signature for a firing sterling.  after all, the key player is going to have the best blaster on set.

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This is very good info, thanks a lot. Will read your info and check it out. Getting "The Complete Saga" on blue ray next month. Maybe there are some better pictures there.

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Billhag has a few good reference pics on his photobucket site. Below seems to show the bit on the front of the scope quite wide. Doesn't look like T-Track, in my opinion.

 

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Looks pretty interesting indeed.

The scope is definitely not resin in the scene you're interested in, so looking for a greebly could be the solution. And looking at the screenshot again, it could be that greebly glued the other way on top of the scope.

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Interesting to note that this blaster is the same than the one below. However on this picture it has lost this front "bump". Meaning it could be a greeblie that fell off:

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It's also got an unusual "bump" on the back of the scope beside.

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It's cnc from a real kobold. but I'm going to compare it to the real deal. A mate has the real thing.

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real M19 (1942) acquired :-) and some old red wire, just need sleeving

 

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Googling for a M19 i saw your M19 and realized, that it has no serial number, just like mine.

 

I wonder, why they produced telescopes without a serial number back in the days?

 

Or is this backpiece of the scope replaceable? And a spare part has no serial number anymore?

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Could it be worn off ?

 

The serial # is pritty small..

 

Did you check the bottom of the scope aswell ?

Should be something there too, on the same ring (wich is not swappable btw)

 

What year is it ?

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Could it be worn off ?

 

The serial # is pritty small..

 

Did you check the bottom of the scope aswell ?

Should be something there too, on the same ring (wich is not swappable btw)

 

What year is it ?

 

It's not that small. :-)

 

It is starting right after the M19 with "No" and then the number.

 

And as you can see on the scope i quoted from hairball, there is no "No" and no number, too.

 

I also found 2 other M19 scopes in the internet, having no serial number, too.

 

So it seem to be not so unusual.

 

But why they have no serial number? The date is always 1942. But there are scopes from 1942 having a serial number, too.

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The number on the bottom is no serial number.

 

This number is the same on every scope.

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serial om mine m19 scope:  c794....seems there one more number, cant make it out. 1942 is the year of production 

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