It was only a matter of time before Hollywood stars were joining the likes of Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp and Christian Bale in the gun-sales-gone-wild market. Now, Robert Pattinson’s Harry Potter-themed revolver has arrived to join the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio’s and Brad Pitt’s in-demand arms.’/>
The British actor has owned a large collection of firearms over the years and has recently taken up roving as a hobby. He’s been spotted out with his Smith & Wesson M&P Shield.357 Magnum and his customized Desert Eagle, as well as his customized Gemballa pistol. Now that he’s completed filming on the final installment of the Harry Potter series, he’s taken the opportunity to add another weapon to his arsenal.
In celebration of the film series’ 20th anniversary, WPN Pictures has partnered with Prop Store to offer this limited-edition Harry Potter collection. The company, which is best known for its prop sales and restoration, has collaborated with the filmmaker behind the multiple box office smash to produce officially licensed Harry Potter weaponry. The collection includes a revolver, a bowler hat, an LED light wand, a set of wooden stakes, a quill, a hand-painted sign and even a lantern.
The limited-edition line will be unveiled next month during the San Diego Comic-Con. In the meantime, check out this exclusive first look at the impressive array of firearms that Pattinson has assembled for his role as Harry Potter.
It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that the British actor has gone all-in on revolvers. After all, he’s held a huge collection of the weapons for years and has even made his own custom-designed versions. Here are a few of his prized possessions.
First up is his 5.6-inch Smith & Wesson M&P Shield.357 Magnum revolver. This is the modern incarnation of the Smith & Wesson Model 1867—the original model on which the director of Harry Potter and The Avengers, Joe Johnston, based the look of the famous Hawkeye pistols used by Clint Barton (played by Bruce Willis) in the 1994 film. The Hollywood star bought this particular weapon from Johnston back in 2013 for a whopping $25,000. It’s powered by a unique 5.6-inch barrel and sports a fully adjustable target-sighting system. According to the official release, this particular model was originally designed to be the armament of a United States Secret Service agent.”/>
The second gun in the collection is the Desert Eagle. This is the king of all the revolvers—both John and Clint, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger, have had one (not to mention the pope). The Hollywood star bought this particular piece in 1999 and has completely overhauled it to make it his own. Since then, he’s had it custom engraved with his initials and updated with new grips and a gold-leaf finish. This particular model takes six-shooters to a whole new level of awesomeness with the 7.62 x 39 mm round it uses. The ammunition for this monster is typically kept in a locked steel box to prevent injuries (and theft).
The Lasers And LED Lights
Lasers are all the rage these days too and Harry Potter fans would know what type of weapon the Boy Who Lived was packing when he faced off against the Dark Lord. This technology has now made its way into more affordable consumer products and the Internet has allowed for individuals’ personal creative sides to shine through in spectacular ways. It’s no wonder that the British actor’s collection includes a pair of these devices.
First off is his customized Star Wars laser shield. If you’ve seen any of the actor’s previous movies, you’ll know that he’s taken a liking to Star Wars and its iconic hero, Kylo Ren. This particular weapon uses an infrared laser to dazzle your foes while offering complete anonymity. In keeping with the franchise’s themes, the Hollywood star chose to color it red and white for the Battle of Hogwarts.
He also has a pair of green goggles that he wears when using the lasers. These were designed by the same company that makes the Star Wars helmets and are a must for any serious Star Wars fan. The pair were originally purchased from the set of The Force Awakens in 2016 for $25,000. If you thought his Star Wars collection was pricey, you should know that it doesn’t end with these two items. The release states that if you add them all up, the total comes to $125,000!
The Wands And Stakes
Before we move on to the next type of weapon, let’s take a quick look back at the last one. Harry carried a pair of walking sticks with him throughout the series and they were essential for his survival. These weren’t just any old walking sticks, either. According to the prop store, these were some of the oldest and most traditional walking sticks in existence. Made from a single hazel tree, these wands are valued at approximately $15,000 each. It’s interesting to note that there aren’t any other types of weapons in this collection; all of the items are made from wood. Looking ahead, let’s continue with the discussion of the wooden stakes. These are valued at approximately $5,000 each and are typically used in conjunction with the wands to drive the wooden stakes home. These too were made from a single tree and the prop store estimates that it’ll take a team of six people a week to make a single pair of wooden stakes!
The Hand-Painted Signs
Let’s move on to the last type of weapon in the collection, the hand-painted signs. These were done by the same company that did the signs for the film and they are numbered 001 to 047. The storehouse values these at $1,000 each and it’ll take a team of eight people two weeks to make a single one. These too are made from a single tree and are painted by hand so no stencils were used. This provides for a unique look and feel that you won’t find in any other collection. It’s interesting to note that these signs number from 001 to 047. It’s possible that this is a reference to the house numbers on the Warner Bros. studio lot where the film was shot. According to the store, there are only 47 distinctively different hand-painted signs in total.
To round out the piece, let’s take a look at the final value of this collection. Based on the information provided in the Prop Store catalog, these items are valued at a total of $204,400. If you add them all up, it comes to a grand total of $275,400—not including the cost of the guns themselves. As a general rule of thumb, you can assume that the total cost of this collection will be more than $500,000.
In addition to the massive price tag attached to this collection, there are a number of other collectibles that you’ll want to seek out. These include but are not limited to:
- The Boy Who Lived’s trunk, which contains some fantastic costumes as well as his extensive collection of wigs.
- Hedwig’s egg (the spider’s web that Hagrid carries around in the films is one of the most sought-after items in this collection)
- A complete set of the actor’s honorary doctorate degrees from various universities
- Dumbledore’s seal (the mark of the Deathly Hallows)
- A collection of letters written by J.K. Rowling, which the store has valued at $50,000
- A collection of Harry Potter artwork, which has been valued at $125,000
- A set of playing cards featuring Harry Potter and his allies from the films, which are valued at $9,000
- A wooden sculpture of Ginny Weasley, which is valued at $7,000
- A set of seven fairy pinwheels, which are valued at $500
- A set of golden snitch earrings, which is valued at $3,000
- A set of golden snitch necklace and brooch, which is valued at $5,000
- Three Golden Snitch brooches, which are valued at $2,500
- A set of golden snitch cufflinks, which are valued at $500
For a complete overview of this collection, as well as a detailed list of all the included items, check out the Prop Store catalog. It’s big and it’s beautiful and it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. As an Amazon affiliate, if you make a purchase after clicking through one of our links, we’ll earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thanks for supporting Nightmare on Film Street!