Pawn Shop Circuit: Hocked Smiths
I drove on to Dave's shop. Dave's shelves were bare. He pulled an old single shot bolt action Remington .22 rifle off the rack to show me. As I was inspecting the rifle, a gentleman brought in an old revolver to pawn with Dave. I saw that it was an old M&P with a round butt. The grips appeared to be of a later vintage, as they were magnas and did not jive with the mushroom shaped pre-1930 ejector knob. Still, it was a nice old M&P. I did not get to see what Dave gave for it, but it looked like three twenties.
I moved on to Neil's place. Neil had sold his Beretta Tomcat, and had added a Taurus P111 and a Heritage Rough Rider revolver. I was not interested in either, so I asked him if he had any Smiths. He just smiled inscrutably.
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