Captain Kirk's phaser gun sells for £155,000 at auction

A phaser gun made for Star Trek's Captain Kirk has sold for a record $231,000 (£155,000) at an auction in Los Angeles.

The laser rifle from the second pilot of Star Trek was made by toy inventor Reuben Klamer at the request of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry in the 1960s.

Captain Kirk holds his laser rifle

It was sold inside its original custom-made case and came with a signed letter from Mr Roddenberry to Mr Klamer, dated March 16, 1966.

The gun was sold at a Hollywood memorabilia auction Credit: Reuters