A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Pawn Shop Circuit: Pimp Guns & Gasoline

I swung into Dave's shop today. He had his stainless Star Firestar back in the case, and he still had his two old Colts as well. Dave's long gun rack was chocked full of shotguns and rifles. Dave told me a lot of folks are getting cash for jewelry and then crossing the street to the gas station to fill up. That's sad.

Neil had his chrome Astra Constable back in the case. Apparently someone had placed it on lay away and then failed to pick it up. He had a couple of Glocks in there too. Neil agreed that there are a lot of people hocking items just to get gas money.

Amber had a little S&W .22 caliber pistol called the Escort. It was an interesting pocket gun, in a nickel finish with white plastic grips. Amber was wanting $175 for it, and I decided to pass. Right now, I might need that $175 again real soon. I thought about lay away, but resisted that as well.

All in all, it makes one wonder if these pistols migrated North after Katrina. They are definitely showing up in the pawn shops because of the rise in gas prices.



Blogger Tim said...

I live in Northwest Arkansas, and I too have noticed a huge influx in pawn-shop gun stock! I'm just now about to start taking advantage of these deals since Gas is going up so high! Thank God I drive a 4-cylinder!

12:46 PM  
Anonymous freddyboomboom said...

The Firestar is in a finish they called "starvel".

It's actually brushed stainless steel, not nickel.

I owned one for several years in .40 S&W with the Starvel finish.

Just an FYI, not a gripe...

1:57 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Thanks Freddy!

4:39 PM  
Blogger AlanDP said...

Is that S&W supposed to look like that? I mean, is that big hole in the side the ejection port? I've never seen one of this model, and it almost looks broken to me.

(Honest question--pardon my ignorance.)

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Hyunchback said...

I reckon I'll have to start my own pawnshop circut. I have seen a lot of used Glocks at the local Gander Mountain but thought those were largely police trade-ins or something of that sort by the volume of similar models.

8:46 PM  

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