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The new Legends Clone Wars timeline was never established by Lucasfilm. The exact chronology of the events described in this article is currently unknown.

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EE-3 carbine rifle
Production information
Model

EE-3 carbine rifle

Type

Blaster carbine

Usage and history


Era(s)


The EE-3 carbine rifle was a blaster that was modeled after the E-11 blaster rifle later used by Imperial stormtroopers. The rifle consisted of a small handle attached to a long circular barrel. An alternate version of this model features a modified scope mounting and hand grips that run along the length of the barrel.

HistoryEdit

Counter Stroke TCG Baracchi

Luke Skywalker slices Boba Fett's EE-3 in half with his lightsaber.

The Zabrak bounty hunter Sugi wielded an EE-3 during the Clone Wars. Kiera Swan also used this weapon in the Box. The EE-3 was also the standard issue weapon for the Mandalorian Protectors. The bounty hunter Boba Fett almost exclusively used the EE-3 as his primary weapon. Fett modified his by adding a stock and an electronic scope for distance shooting, making it a dangerous weapon. Prince Xizor also used an EE-3 to try to kill Luke Skywalker as the Jedi and his friends escaped the Falleen's palace on Coruscant.

Behind the scenesEdit

In Star Wars: Battlefront II, the rifle discharges a three-round burst. In the game, Fett's blaster uses the same graphics as the E-11 Blaster Rifle.

The prop Boba Fett uses in the films is a modified Webley & Scott № 1 Mark "I" Flare Gun, built for use by British troops during WWI. To make it into the weapon of an intergalactic bounty hunter, prop makers added a rifle scope, some detail parts to the stock and either an MPP Microflash or Heiland Synchronar flash unit protruding from the end of the barrel. There were also some blocky detail pieces added between the scope mounts and the body of the gun.

Sugi EE-3

Sugi's use of a EE-3 in The Clone Wars

In 2010, Bounty Hunters, an episode of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series, showed a bounty hunter wielding an EE-3. The EE-3 later reappeared in the show in the episode The Box and again in Eminence.

The barrel of the gun was chopped off by a clone of Starkiller's in The Force Unleashed II novel.

In Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the Webley & Scott was used again, only this time more detail was added, primarily to the barrel. Presumably this was because the prop would be featured prominently in the skiff battle scenes where Luke Skywalker slices it in half with his lightsaber. The Heiland flash unit was gone and a beefier barrel with ribbed hand grips was built over the existing flare gun barrel. The same scope was used, but for some reason it was mounted pointing in the opposite direction from the Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back version. The scope was also mounted farther back on the gun and slightly lower. The blocky detail parts on the scope mounts were also eliminated.

AppearancesEdit

Non-canon appearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Blaster carbine

Blaster carbine from Wizards of the Coast

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