Live Fire Jawa Ion Blaster Replica

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

Proto-Ordnance makes some interesting gun modifications and builds. In this video, they finalized their Jawa blaster. For those of you who are Star Wars challenged, the Jawas are a race of midget sized aliens that scavenge the desert planet of Tatooine for scrap metal and droids. In the scene where they capture R2-D2, a Jawa can be seen using this weapon.

The Jawa Ion Blaster is made from a cut down Lee-Enfield rifle with a large can attached to the front end.

Proto-Ordnance built a fully functioning blaster replica.

Here is an earlier video showing their progress and that the gun functions by shooting it into a bullet trap.

Here is the final video where they dress up as a tall Jawa and fire their creation.

Edit: Ajax22 from Proto-Ordnance reached out to me to clarify. As some of you had pointed out the cut receiver, Ajax22 confirms it.

The enfield was made from two enfield receivers that were torch cut (demilled per batfe spec) then the receiver bits were re welded, thereby making it a virgin receiver which could be assembled as a pistol without triggering SBR status.

the gun has never been a rifle, no stock was ever attached and the barrel was cut down below 16 inches initially while the receivers were still cut appart.

So….. no NFA status, just a home built reweld pistol like the milled ak’s, uzi’s or others that are more common.

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  • TheAnnoyedMan TheAnnoyedMan on Dec 26, 2015

    Now that's a "blast" from the past. I used shoot at Burro Canyon back when it was a brand new range, and they only had the one rifle range with target stands at 100 yards and a gong on the back berm at 175 yards, and a pistol range. They were just beginning construction on a shoot-house or something like that. I moved to Texas in 2006 (with zero regrets), but one of the things I found surprising at first was the paucity of available rifle ranges with target distances beyond 100 yards. That has been rectified with the addition of several ranges not too far from DFW with longer range facilities in the intervening years. But when I lived in Pasadena, there was a 700 yard range 20 minutes from my house (Angeles Shooting Range), and a 1,000 yard range about 40 minutes from my house (Desert Marksmen).

    Thanks for the memories. Cool gun, by the way.

  • Rogertc1 Rogertc1 on Dec 26, 2015

    Chopped up Enfield... ouch