Pawn Shop Circuit: Time to Teach
"Not really" said Kenny.
I explained how whipping the cylinder open places a great deal of stress on the yoke as it impacts the frame, often causing permanent misalignment. I explained the same thing occurs when the cylinder is slammed shut. Then, I went through Jim March's Revolver Checkout, explaining to Kenny what I was doing each step of the way. The old M&P checked out fine, but the price, $275, was a bit steep for me. I gave it back to Kenny, who then asked if anything was wrong with the revolver.
"Not really," I replied, "Just the price."
Kenny started to speak, but before he could say anything, I interjected "...But someone will buy it for that." That seemed to satisfy Kenny, and I wished him a good day.
Neil had sold his little Colt Junior. It went so fast I started to wonder if I was wrong about it. I hate that feeling. I was later relieved when I looked it up and saw my memory had not failed me. Nothing else was new at Neil's place. I started to drop some money on my SW1911, but I held off.
Dave had sold his Taurus snubbie. He still had his overpriced Colt Army Special. Dave had also added a Glock in 45ACP. It looked fatter than Glocks usually are, but maybe it was just me. I didn't ask to see it, Glocks do nothing for me. Both Neil and Dave were saturated with musical instruments. Their jewelry cases were full as well. The only thing lacking was a supply of window unit air conditioners. Dave said he sold his last one today.
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