Pawn Shop Circuit: A Nickel Magnum
She was pretty. Kenny smiled and handed me a pinned and recessed Model 19-4 with a factory nickel finish. He had the gun tagged at $279. I removed the trigger lock and swung open the cylinder. It was unloaded. I tried the trigger. It was sweet. I began the Jim March Checkout as I did a quick calculation, and came up with $250 for this revolver. I figured the nice nickel finish was a benefit offset by the Pachmayer grips, which I dislike.
I offered Kenny two and a half. He looked dejected. I handed the revolver back to him, and then thought to myself......'You know Zave, if this was a nickel Model 10-6 you'd give $179 for it.' I looked at Kenny. I looked at the revolver. This was the Combat Magnum, designed by Bill Jordan. "Hell, here's $40," I said, "Let's put it on layaway."
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