A Nurse with a Gun

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pawn Shop Circuit: Shinola

There was a familiar figure in Neil's pawn shop as I entered it's door today. I recognized the fellow as one who sells on Gun Broker, and a man who I have actually purchased a gun or two from in the past. He was picking up a black 1911. The Gun Broker guy had a couple of sycophants along with him and the three of them were crowding the counter, so I loitered nearby looking at jewelry. The pistol he was picking up appeared to be a Kimber, and I surmised that it must have been the "Punisher gun" that I had missed a while back, only now it had the original grips installed. I spied a shiny revolver in the case though, and I waited.

From my perspective, the revolver appeared to be a heavy barreled nickel Model 10 with aftermarket grips. Finally, as Neil finished his deal, I caught his eye and said "Neil, let me see that Model 10 you have in there."

Neil retrieved the four inch service revolver from the case. I looked it over, and while it was in need of a good cleaning, the gun was in good shape. The nickel was flaking in a couple of spots at the muzzle, but the screws were untouched. It was a Model 10-8. Pinned.

Neil had a $239 price hung on the revolver. Not too long ago, I had passed up Model 10 revolvers that exceeded two hundred in price. In fact, one, a round butt pencil barrel gun that i left behind still bugs me at times. If this were a three inch gun, I'd be on it like black on Shinola. Finally, Gun Broker guy asked me, "You gonna buy that gun?"

I put it on lay away.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Paul said...

A used Model 10 with Pachmayr grips was the very first gun I ever purchased for myself. I sold it later to help fund the purchase of a semi-automatic that was more suited to concealed carry. Years later, I really regret not keeping that revolver.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous depicts said...

I think we may have a typo here.

The Model 18 is a .22 with adjustable rear sights.

I also don't notice a pinned barrel in the gun you illustrate.

So maybe it's a model 10-8? Not pinned.

Or maybe I'm about to learn another lesson about S7W.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Thank you depicts..... Fixed it.

12:29 PM  

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