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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

"Into Darkness" Klingon Rifle



Star Trek Into Darkness Klingon Rifle

A nice piece but WAY overpriced at $ 6,995 for a background prop.  I own the Klingon Assasins's rifle from Star Trek VI a WAY more important piece, and that didn't even meet it's minimum of $ 6,000 at our last auction.  Look at where the Romulan Rifle from Star Trek 2009 went recently at Profile, I believe it was about $ 2,500.



From The Prop Store website:

A Klingon rifle from J.J. Abrams’s 2013 science fiction spectacular, Star Trek Into Darkness. The film follows Captain James Kirk (Chris Pines) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise as they face-off against a traitor in their ranks. This rifle was custom made by production for use by the Klingons and Spock (Zachary Quinto), who eventually wields one during the battle. 

The rifle is made of resin , giving it a hefty, real world feel. The entire piece was sanded and painted to resemble finished, silver metal. 

Though a departure from traditional Klingon weaponry, this piece was designed to hearken back to the race’s appearances in the original Star Trek universe. The angular lines and sharp edges were all purposefully selected to help demonstrate the aliens’ warrior heritage. Showing some signs of production use this rifle remains in overall great condition.
Item size - 36.5" x 4.5" x 3.0" (92.71cm x 11.43cm x 7.62cm) 



More than anything, I like the design.   I would be a buyer around $ 2,500-3,000.  More than that I think you are throwing away money.  So the target audience is clearly very rich people and not your normal Star Trek collectors.  It is quite possible that this is on consignment and that is why they don't have a reasonable price on it.

Alec



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