Captain Kirk’s Phaser Rifle from Star Trek auctioned for $231,000

Star Trek’s Commander of the USS enterprise, Captain Kirk’s phaser rifle was auctioned to the highest bidder for $231,000, which is much higher than the estimated $50,000- 70,000. Toy Inventor Reuben Klamer created a rifle on the request of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry who thought Star Trek’s pilot needed to be retooled for his action packed journey with a really big gun. Klamer created the weapon at no charge but kept the potential licensing rights to the weapon. This one of a kind gun rifle was used in the 1960’s while filming the Star Trek series by actor William Shatner. The weapon was constructed out of wood and finished with a blue/green metallic paint.

The Star trek memorabilia bagged by a sci-fi fan was one of the many Hollywood notable pieces that were part of the Julien’s auction. Another being nightshirt belonging to none other than Hollywood timeless icon Marilyn Monroe was sold for $ 15,000.

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[Via – Julienslive and Edition]