Pawn Shop Circuit: Going Back
I drove over to Kenny's shop to see what he had out of hock. He had sold both his "ring of fire" guns. In their place, Kenny had placed a Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless Type 1 pistol. Looking up the serial number, this pistol left the Colt factory in 1905. Unfortunately, it had lived a rough life and was pitted and devoid of any finish. The walnut grips were worn smooth and the slide rattled on the frame. The bore resembled a sewer pipe. The good thing about the pistol was it's originality. The bad thing was the price. Kenny had it tagged at $249. It was an interesting pistol. I handed it back to Kenny. Perhaps it is worth two-fifty to someone, but not to me.
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