PLEASE READ IN FULL BEFORE ORDERING. Here we have our own replica of the Graflex 3 Cell Flashgun. This is a full, working replica and can even accept batteries to be used as a flashgun! However, most now use these to recreate the most iconic prop in history the lightsaber!They DO NOT include any sort of blade holder. It all started in 1976 when Roger Christian, a Star Wars Set Decorator, went down to a photography store in London to get a couple of lenses for Lukes binoculars. This was around the time Roger was looking for something he could make the lightsaber out of.
He asked the store owner, Do you have anything interesting in boxes, anything you dont use, that I could take a look at? Oh, under that shelf there, that stuff hasnt been looked at in 10 years, have a look at it. Inside the box, he found some flashguns for Graflex "Speed Graphics" Cameras, and he instantly knew he had found it. He bought the lot and raced back to the studios, into his set decorating room where he kept all kinds of things.
He took 7 pieces of some black T-shaped plastic strips and put them on the flashgun as handles. In the clamp, he put a bubble strip from a calculator he had broken down, a Texas Instruments Exactra 19 from 1974.
When he handed it to George Lucas, he just held it And smiled. George asked him to put a D-ring on the bottom, and the Graflex Lightsaber was born. Please note these kits are Grade B.
What does Grade B mean? Well, these kits were intended to be pristine and perfect upon arrival to us here at The Saber Armory, however, producing an item originally made 70-80 years ago is very challenging. We found the main issue amongst these were that the red buttons do not screw in perfectly parallel to the shoulder of the upper shell. It seems that the tolerance in the tooling resulted in that area being slightly misaligned.Due to the efforts made in recreating the tooling, manufacturing processes and finishing methods, there may also be instances where the flash unit can have blemishes, marks and/or other imperfections. Because of these issues, we have decided to offer them at a heavily discounted price to compensate for this. Nevertheless, these are meant to replicate old vintage items, so you could say it adds to the character! This listing is for one flashgun unit only. Instead of the patent number stamped on the bottom of genuine/vintage pieces the words'KRS LTD' are stamped. The item "KR Sabers Graflex 3 Cell Replica Complete Flashgun Luke Rey Lightsaber Grade B" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Science Fiction Collectables\Star Wars Collectables\Lightsaber & Weapon Replicas". The seller is "krsabersuk" and is located in Sutton, Surrey. This item can be shipped worldwide.