Pawn Stars is an American reality television series filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, a 24-hour family business opened in 1989 and operated by patriarch Richard “Old Man” Harrison and his family.
The series depicts the staff’s interactions with customers, who bring in a variety of artifacts to sell or pawn, and who are shown haggling over the price and discussing its historical background.
There have been a lot of unique items that have come into the Pawn Stars shop, but this one takes the cake. A Remington revolver, stashed in a tree for who knows how long, is brought in for inspection.
The gun expert takes a look at it and values it at $3,000. The Remington revolver is from the mid to late 1800’s, and is quite historic on its own. It is a Remington-Beals Model Revolver. It was used during the American Civil War, and was the beginning of a successful line of medium and large frame pistols.
The Remington revolver was a secondary, supplemental issue firearm for the Union Army until the Colt factory fire of 1864. Due to the fire the Colt 1860 Army was not available for some time, subsequently large numbers of the Remington revolver were ordered by the U.S. government.
It was more expensive, by “50 cents” than the Colt, but those who could afford it remarked on its durability and ability to quickly reload by switching to another pre-loaded cylinder.
The video below cuts off before the haggling begins, but the owner ultimately rejects Rick’s offer of $5,000.
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