In Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Luke Skywalker's BlasTech DL-44 blaster was a real antique German 7.63 mm semiautomatic pistol. On the other hand, Han Solo's was created from a modern replica of the same firearm. The front barrel was passed through a specially machined bright aluminum flash-suppressor, which closely followed the look of Han Solo's DL-44 from Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. A custom bracket with a single beveled knurled knob was fitted to the right side of the gun; this housed an M19 azimuth sighting scope. On the left side of the gun, two plastic model kit parts provided additional surface detailing, to complete Luke Skywalker's DL-44 blaster. Luke's weapon differed in many other subtle ways from the weapon carried by his compatriot, which was quite distinctive in its own right.