Boiler rifles were a model of short-range blaster rifle used by the Kanjiklub criminal group. The group's Lieutenant Razoo Qin-Fee maintained and modified the weapons, illegally doubling their fire power by using explosive tibanna gas. Two members of the gang carried boiler rifles while boarding the smuggler Han Solo's ship, the Eravana in 34 ABY.
Boiler rifles were a type of short-range, blaster rifle. The body, grip and trigger of the modified boiler rifles used by the Kanjiklub criminal gang were black in color as was the weapon's stock, which attached to the body on an extended recoil-absorbing stalk. The barrel was silver in color and had a spin-sealed bottle of explosive tibanna gas attached to its underside; a modification that doubled the weapons fire power, but was dangerous and illegal. The rifles also had a scope attached above the body, although these were mostly for show due to the rifle's short range.
During the cold war between the Resistance and the First Order, boiler rifles were used by members of the Kanjiklub criminal organization. The group's Lieutenant Razoo Qin-Fee maintained the boiler rifles used by its members, constantly modifying and upgrading them. In the year 34 ABY, Kanjiklub members Tolomar Reez and Volzang Li-Thrull carried tibanna-jacked boiler rifles when they boarded the Baleen-class heavy freighter Eravana to try and reclaim a debt from the smuggler Han Solo; however, the rifles were unable to penetrate the skin of the rathtars the gang members encountered onboard.
Behind the scenesEdit
Boiler rifles first appeared in the 2015 film Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens. The weapon was unidentified in the film, but was named by Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary, a reference book written by Pablo Hidalgo and in conjunction with the film.
- Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary (First identified as boiler rifle)
- Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
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Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The Visual Dictionary
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 screenshot) — Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group confirmed that the character names introduced in Disney Infinity 3.0 are considered canon, despite the video game itself being non-canon. . "@LelalMekha Yeah, same with Infinity." (
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Star Wars Character Encyclopedia: Updated and Expanded
- ↑ Star Wars: Galactic Atlas states that the events of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens take place in 34 ABY.