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(Blade Runner) - LAPD 2019 Blaster
The sidearm carried by Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) in the film Blade Runner is a specially constructed handgun prop that has been referred to unoffically by several names including "The PKD" (Steyr Pflager Katsumata Series-D Blaster, a name coined by Rick Ross to have the same abbreviation as Philip K. Dick), "2019 Detective Special", "M2019 Blaster", or "LAPD 2019 Blaster". This prop was constructed from parts of a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model SL and a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver. Side covers were added to cover the Bulldog's cylinder, and different bolt heads and screw heads were used to offer an illusion of knobs and controls. The gun was also equipped with at least 6 LED lights, though not all of them worked throughout the production. Unfortunately, as with many fictional gadgets that feature in films set in the near-future, there is no sign of this gun being put into production in 2019.
The original prop was auctioned and ultimately sold for US$270,000 to movie prop collector Dan Lanigan.
For the 2017 sequel, Blade Runner 2049, an original prop was secured by the movie production and was carefully recreated for use in the sequel.
The LAPD 2019 Blaster has been seen used in the following:
|Blade Runner||Harrison Ford||Rick Deckard||1982|
|Morgan Paull||Dave Holden|
|LAPD Uniformed Policemen|
|Blade Runner 2049||Harrison Ford||Rick Deckard||2017|
|Ryan Gosling||Officer K|
|Game Title||Appears as||Mods||Release Date|
|Fallout 2||.223 Pistol||1998|
|Fallout: New Vegas||"That Gun"||2010|
|Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades||LAPD 2019 Special||2016|
|Love, Death & Robots - Season 3||seen in armory; "Kill Team Kill" (S3E05)||2022|
Original Syd Mead Design
Originally designed by Syd Mead, which was a "black hole gun" firing a black beam was rejected in favor of more realistic gun. it is rumored that original design was still used somewhere in the film albeit as an unrelated object.
The prop was constructed from parts of a Steyr Mannlicher .222 Model SL (mainly receiver) and a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver.
- Original prop of the blaster was sold on Profiles in History auction and ended up in possession of a private collector Dan Lanigan. This video by Adam Savage of Mythbusters showcases the original prop from all sides.
- A few stunt castings were made, one of which currently resides the Seattle Science Fiction Museum and one - in one of the Planet Hollywood restaurants. A few others made it into private collections as well.
- A Solid Brass Blaster currently currently in auction was created by the prop department and used by "Safariland" in manufacturing of the leather holsters seen on Harrison Ford and many others in the film.
Go here to see the information on commercially available and custom replicas of the blaster. Additional information can be found here.