Anyone Watch Pawn Stars??

Discussion in 'Curio & Relic Discussion' started by Dillinger, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I love that show. There is so much history and cool stuff to learn. I feel like I am entertained AND getting valuable information at the same time.

    Aside from the Pawn Stars' drinking game, :cool:, the hands down best part of the show for me is when Rick calls in "My Buddy Sean" to look at arms and armor.

    The guy has some serious knowledge and seems to REALLY know his stuff.

    Now, awhile back, I posted a thread about matching a pistol to a rifle my grandfather left me, and I was watchinig Pawn Stars last night and got to thinking, I wonder if Sean would be interested in helping?

    So, on a whim last night I looked up his site, Tortuga Trading & sent him an e-mail last night explaining the situation. Long shot in my mind, as I am sure he makes money for his appearances on Pawn Stars and he may not even be answering his own mail.

    First thing this morning I got a nice e-mail back from Sean stating that he was very interested in seeing my rifle and helping me match a pistol to it.

    More to follow, but I thought I would share as I thought it was pretty cool.

    JD
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I LOVE that show, especially the old man.
     

  3. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Cool story...is that the 1873 you are referring to? I watch Pawn Stars all the time but only to see how badly Rick tries to lowball everybody...:D

    Got a one of a kind, signed original copy of the Constitution...I'll give you $25 bucks for it...it's a specialty item and hell with a bad economy and all it will be hard to sell. I have a buddy who's an expect in this stuff let me get him over here to take a look at it...:p
     
  4. NGIB

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    I watch it all the time, he reminds me of me. I've always wondered if he has these "experts" on retainer as they are on nearly every episode. I also watched the new show they started this week about Rick's Restorations - that guy is amazing...
     
  5. Dillinger

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    That's the one Jpyle. I am going to send him a bunch of photos and he is going to give me a run down of exactly what I have, then match me a pistol to go with it. I'll post what I get back from here him.

    As for Rick I definitely agree. Sometimes I am like "You dick!" and then I see someone come in like the lady with the ugly *** Faberge' Spider pin and she wants to get like $800 and he tells her the truth and offers her $15K cash on the spot, so it goes both ways.

    I love the show though. Can't get enough of it, but I can do without Chum and the Old Man. The dad has a ton of knowledge, but he really is a condescending ***** at times. :(
     
  6. NitroxAZ

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    I went there on a trip to Vegas about six months ago. It was cool. They had a velvet rope outside to corral fans and let them into the store a few at a time. Yeah, I am that kind of loser that actually went to the shop:D

    Let us know how this plays out. I am really curious to see how much help he can be and what he comes up with for you.
     
  7. Highpower

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    Cool story JD. It will be interesting to hear the response you get from Sean.
     
  8. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Here is the e-mail string thus far:

     
  9. lonyaeger

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    .....would you do it any differently? I wouldn't!
     
  10. wb_carpenter

    wb_carpenter New Member

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    I think they are thieves but the stuff people bring in is interesting.

    "Its worth $1000"
    "ha it will sit in my store for months ill give you $100" Im sure he makes 5x the money off it.
    Then shows a clip of him saying how much he wants it in his store.:mad:
     
  11. lonyaeger

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    jeezus, the guy's a businessman! Why does everyone have a problem with his markup? He doesn't own a non-profit business for God's sake.

    Just do some research and see what the markup is on typical jewelry or furniture....but most of us pay it!
     
  12. Jpyle

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    Honestly, neither would I...taking advantage of someone in desperation is what pawning is all about. No one is twisting anyone's arm to sell the stuff for pennies on the dollar.
     
  13. M14sRock

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    I love the show and find Rick to be far more honest than most of the guys in that line of work. He does lowball, but usually tells people what their item is actually worth before making an offer.

    That guy Sean has been around for years and was a common sight in gun stores all over the west for many years. He knows his stuff.
     
  14. CA357

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    I enjoy the show very much. I like the old man, but could do without the Chumley character.

    Keep us in the loop JD.
     
  15. NitroxAZ

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    People do it all the time of their own volition at their personal garage sales. Capitalism Baby, Capitalism.
     
  16. freefall

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    I enjoy the show but the Lovely Mrs is grossed out by the two young lard buckets.
     
  17. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    UPDATE: Not a damn thing to report. :mad:

    That guy Sean seemed like he was all interested in assessing my rifle and finding me a compatible revolver to make a matching set. I had high hopes, I was ready to send the guy some money to acquire the right piece.

    A couple of weeks have gone by and I have not heard anything back from Sean. I have called and sent a couple of e-mails but to no avail.

    So, I am open to possible suggestions. Anyone know a history arms specialist that can assist me in finding a pistol to match this rifle??
     

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  18. cpttango30

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    If you wanted a revolver in the same caliber same era then a Colt SAA in 44-40. sounds about right.

    Or if you wanted a smith you have


    New Model No. 3 Frontier single action

    .44 Double Action (1886 until about 1913)

    .44 Hand Ejector First Model (the famed Triple Lock)

    .44 Hand Ejector Second Model & Third Model

    To chose from.
     
  19. Jpyle

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    Isn't Scubie into Cowboy style shooting? He may be of assistance or have access to someone in the business.

    I agree with Tango on the Peacemaker. It's definately the most well known of the pistols from the era and most likely would have accompanied many of the Winchester rifles on the trail. The Schofield is a good choice as well...
     
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  20. M14sRock

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    JD, you want a period correct piece, right? If so, you want a 1st Gen SAA in .44-40.