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Blastech Imperial Blaster
favorite sidearm of the Stormtrooper, and sometimes used by rebel infiltraitors.
When I join'ed
up with the 501st, I needed a duty weapon. At first, the idea of
building a L2A3 British Army Sterling Machine Pistol was considered,
but the cost and availability of deactivated Sterlings made it a
second choice. Also, I wanted to "scratch" build one from
hardware store parts. There are several good online instructions
for building these PVC blasters, and thats when I built up my first
E-11. Most of the build up pics were lost when a hard drive crashed,
but I still have some of the parts. I'll post a mock-up build later.
For now, enjoy the following pics. Remember, all parts were hand
made by me from common hardware store parts. No special order anything.
The plans can be found here.
Last Halloween, the blaster was almost finished, and was a big hit
at all the parties. I added a penlight in the barrel, and rigged
a switch, so the police would know its not a real one. They loved
| PDF for scope | L2A3
on each image to see a close-up.
If I do another
one, I'll make some changes, I'll use better styrene for the grip,
and use a M42 scope instead of the M19. Also, the front fold under
stock needs to be made of stiffer material. It has been noted, the
pistol grip is too far forward, as is the scope. Oh, well. I have
since rebuilt a BATF approved deactivated Sterling, L2A3, a Helsinger
counter Box, and a WWII vintage M42 scope with proper grip materials.
Real Deactivated L2A3
This image shows
a real L2A3 Sterling blaster conversion using an IMA dummy Sterling
as the basis. This thing needed a rework, as the tube section was
not very well made.
This image shows
the PVC replica from roughly the same angle.
the real L2A3 business end.
And the scratch
Luke Warmwater's and Obey Wann's DH17 Rebel Soldier
blaster. I need to get my version going, these things are cool!
- Blaster Builder's squad list several PVC tutorials.
- source for real deactivated L2A3 Sterlings
Materials source - source for grip material