Cajun Pawn Stars

Discussion in 'Blackpowder & Musket' started by Tackleberry1, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Watched an episode last night. Customer brings in what I believe was a "replica" 1717 French musket.

    The Cajuns gave him $750.00 for it!:eek:

    I'm not a black powder guy but I know I could get a modern in line for $200 to $300 and could not believe the Pawn broker could be that inept so I googled 1717 French Musket Replica and found a site offering brand new ones for $499.00 US?

    Are thes guys idiots or am I missing something?

    Tack
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    its made for tv. pawn stars and cajun pawn stars often ask museums to bring in historical relics and then pretend the "customer" is trying to sell it.

    99% of that is complete fake. its cool seeing some of the pieces they showcase but dont think that the circumstance of it walking in the door is anything but totally scripted
     

  3. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    It's the same show that paid a guy $600 for a used Bushmaster "M4". Took it to the gun store, added a quad, ACOG, flashlight and vertical foregrip, and claimed they would sell it EASY for $2800.00

    Methinks not.....
     
  4. Cattledog

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    Well thanks for ruining one my favorite shows for me Jon:mad: I didnt like the cajun version anyway.

    I will, however continue to watch the original show as if in blissful ignorance.
     
  5. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Reality TV my ass! Thanks John, now I have to stop giving my wife crap about watching the Kardashians!

    Wait...no I don't.

    Tack
     
  6. fireguy

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    I was explaining to my son last night about the "M4". For the dumb masses out there it probably meant nothing. They kept referencing M16 and the M4 civilian model that this guy had when it is commonly called a M4gery because it is only semi auto and not select fire. They were also throwing around the term assault rifle, which irked me a little. We don't need that when they are supposed to know what they are dealing with.
     
  7. KAB

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    Cracks me up

    I always love it when the Las Vegas Pawn guys , CALL in an expert to see if something is real or not , shake the pawners/sellers hand , and tells them they can make them a deal if its real .
    First off , I don't know a single crack head . But if I did , I don't think any of them would have the patience to wait around for some antique/museum curator to come look at thier stolen articles ? Hmmm .
    I also wonder how many TAKES it took to blow up Chubby's half gallon of explosive with the Sharps Carbine at 100 yards he bought from the Gattlin Gun guy , LOL..
    I must say I do watch this crud from time to time just to see the guns .
    I DO NOT watch the Kard-TRASHIANS though . :eek::D
     
  8. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I saw that episode, too. And I have shot a Sharps. Stalkingbear has one down in Kentucky and he brought it to the range. I shot it a couple times but it really kicked and hurt my shoulder. But then again, I'm a wuss when it comes to long guns. :D
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    It took one take. They shot a blank charge and then set the kaboom off with a switch.
     
  10. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Lol anytime. I still watch it, its entertaining watching morons. Dunno why but it fascinates me.
     
  11. Durangokid

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    I know two of the regulars on Pawn Stars LV. This is all show nothing real about it. They are booked well in advance and take hours of shooting to get the few minutes you see. Both of the fellows I know are gun dealers in high grade old guns. They have them bring the guns in for the film shoot. They are paid to appear and can not say how much. PS This was a nice Black Powder Gun Shop for many years.:)
     
  12. RevDerb

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    I'm going to stop reading this thread before there aren't any tv shows left that I enjoy watching.
     
  13. Cattledog

    Cattledog New Member

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    On the upside. There is no other show that highlights the lost art of donkey farm negotiation. More of a science really...
     
  14. tubacka

    tubacka New Member

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    Was there.

    I took my wife and two sons age 10 and 13 (won't tell you my wife's age) to Silver Dollar Pawn today as we were passing through and had time to kill. Alexandria is between where we live and my home town. I saw 'Big Daddy' and asked him to shake son's hand because he is a fan I was very surprised and proud that Jimmie spent about 5 minutes talking to my son. Not me, my son. And he was somewhat busy at the time and still took time with my child. During this time he told us that Tracy Lawerence was there to make an episode. My point is that of course this show and others are somewhat fake, but this is TV. If it entertains us we watch it. The closest thing to true reality TV is the news.
    Also, my oldest son and I did our best to get in several shots as background customers, so if you watch that episode you may see us.
    One more thing, we were told that the shop is not shut down for filming, and that was very true. Real customers like ourselves were coming and going and purchasing.
    What I saw FWIW.
     
  15. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The old man's name is Jimmie? I always wondered what it was. :D

    I'm glad to hear that they are nice, and it's cool that they don't close the shop for filming. I don't care if it is faked, they show some pretty cool stuff, and they (the original pawn stars) usually get their facts right.
     
  16. tubacka

    tubacka New Member

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    Yep

    They were as real as you and me. I was so proud that he took the time to spend with my son it almost brought me to tears. Also....I spent a few bucks there. The prices weren't bad, but they were also negotiable.
     
  17. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    If I'm ever in Vegas, I'll stop by. How was their gun selection/prices?
     
  18. kytowboater

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    He's talking bout down in Louisiana.
     
  19. JonM

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    from what ive read the vegas pawn stars are pretty much giant dcks
     
  20. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Also Vegas guys don't have an ffl. No guns newer than 1890 I think.