Return of the Jedi
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Return of the Jedi, also known as Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, is a 1983 American epic space opera film directed by Richard Marquand. It is a sequel to the 1980 film The Empire Strikes Back.
SC X-30 Blaster Pistol (Vostok Margolin .22LR target pistol)
In a few scenes in Return of the Jedi, Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) can be seen with a "SoroSuub Corporation X-30 "Lancer" target blast pistol". Like the "Drearian Defense Conglomerate Defender sporting blaster pistol" she carried in A New Hope, the pistol is actually a Vostok Margolin .22LR target pistol. Among other details, the X-30 in Return of the Jedi version lacks the commercially available compensator that the A New Hope prop had, attributed in-universe to the X-30 being a smaller more compact version of the Defender.
DL-21 Blaster Pistol (Armalite AR-7)
In Return of the Jedi, a snub nosed version of the DL-21 (a chopped down Armalite AR-7 in pistol form) lacking the finned muzzle device (but otherwise the same as the The Empire Strikes Back version) was carried by several Imperial officer on the forest moon of Endor, most notably Colonel Dyer (Ben Burtt, who was also the sound designer of the film) and Commander Renz (Barrie Holland).
General Lando Calrissian's Blaster Pistol
BlasTech DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol (Mauser C96)
Han Solo (Harrison Ford) again wields the Mauser C96-based DL-44 blaster pistol as his iconic sidearm. The Return of the Jedi version was built referencing a resin stunt prop from The Empire Strikes Back, resulting in some minor discrepancies.
DL-18 Blaster Pistol (Umarex RO 72 Panther)
In Jabba's palace, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) uses the Force to pull a DL-18 from the holster of a guard and points it at Jabba. Later, Landro Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and a guard fight over a DL-18 during the battle over the Sarlacc, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) also uses one to save Lando.
BlasTech E-11 Blaster Rifle (Sterling L2A3)
The Sterling L2A3-based "BlasTech E-11 blaster rifle" is once again the standard issue blaster rifle of the Imperial Stormtroopers. Unlike the two previous films, the props were built from MGC Sterling replicas, explaining why there were no blanks used as in the previous two films.
BlasTech A280 Blaster Rifle
The "BlasTech A280 blaster rifle" is the standard issue blaster of the Rebel Alliance ground forces in Return of the Jedi. The A280 props, similar to the StG 44-based A295 blaster props seen in The Empire Strikes Back, were cast from replicas of the M16 series rifles.
EE-3 Carbine Rifle (Webley & Scott Flare Gun)
The "EE-3 Blaster Carbine", a modified Webley & Scott No.1 Mark 1 Flare Gun, is again used by Boba Fett in Return of the Jedi. Compared to the prop from The Empire Strikes Back, it has gained a more distinctive barrel and the scope is actually mounted backwards to where it was before!
Dressellian Projectile Rifle (Mauser Kar98k)
An unmodified Mauser Kar98k bolt-action rifle as the "Dressellian projectile rifle" is seen in the hands of the character Orrimaarko (a.k.a. "Prune Face") in promotional photos for Return of the Jedi.