Pawn Shop Circuit: New Possibilities
On the way to Neil's place, I spotted a new pawn shop, so I swung into the parking lot. Inside, the owner had decorated up his gun displays with Spanish moss and such. The most interesting gun he had was a modern Spanish copy of the Smith & Wesson M&P. The rest of his stock was rough pot metal Ring of Fire type guns. I asked to have a look at the S&W copy, mostly out of courtesy and get a feel for the place. The owner told me exactly what the gun was, and asked what I was interested in. I told him.....Old 1911s and old Smiths. He then told me that when he had opened the previous week, he had quite a few old revolvers, with some Smiths among them, and they had sold like hot cakes. He also informed me that he would be getting a new "shipment" in soon. I told him I would check back with him in a week or so. The Spanish revolver was rather finish worn and it wore a $129 price tag. I handed it back and bade the owner goodbye.
Neil was chomping a cigar and reading the newspaper when I walked in. "Long time no see," he said. "Where have you been?"
"Been busy," I replied. Neil's handgun stock consisted of two Smith & Wesson auto pistols. I never could tell those apart. Of Neil's examples, one was nickel plated, and the other had a polymer frame. He was asking $300-325 for each one.
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