We believe the main part of this gun to be a custom made piece spun on a lathe and then chrome plated or more precisely vaccu-metalized. The half-egg shaped dome on the rear of the gun appears to be a separate piece possibly even made out of a plastic Easter egg or a resin casting of such. The barrel seems to at least be inspired by a butane grill lighter if not actually taken directly from one. We have not been able to identify the exact model, although a model made by Coleman is similar. If anyone finds out please let us know. The grip as well seems to have been custom made then painted with a simulated wood finish.
Coleman Butane Lighter
A "knob" as pictured above is attached to the side of the gun's holster and slides into a clip worn on the belt. By design, the props remain free to pivot within the clips and are released simply by pressing two arms on either side of the clip. These clips, originally, are from Covertec a European manufacturer of protective cases for PDAs, HPCs, mini-notebooks and cellular phones as can be seen in the photos below.
Covertec Belt Clip
In the image at the top of this page the holster and belt clip are still on the gun. This can easily be seen when compared to the image below.
Queen Amidala at the ready
You have probably noticed in the film that there are short barreled versions of this weapon as well. You can check them out on the Queen's Royal Pistol page.