There’s a company in New Zealand named Weta that does special effects for movies. They worked on small films like Lord Of The Rings, King Kong, Narnia, etc. In fact, they have a whole page about all the chain mail they made for LotR.
Regular readers will recall that I love sci-fi, most specifically older sci-fi. Weta recently made a line of Rayguns that fit in early 20th century sci-fi perfectly. They also made some fake movie posters and even rendered some of them in 3d, as models. Wired did a great article about it. Make sure you check out all the wired pictures, the guns themselves have hi-res pictures and show off the attention to detail. If they weren’t $690 each, I might get one.