Dang pawn shop did it again.

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Walked in a pawn shop that usually doesn't have bp. Dang if there wasn't a 6 digit s/n TC Renegade 54, double trigger with a Green Mountain barrel. Bore was iffy but they agreed to let me scrub it and low and behold it was nice. $277 plus govt out the door.
 

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Great find! I make it a point to check out the pawn shops around me about once a month or so. Never know what will turn up.
 

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I have bought several power saws, a very nice plaining machine, and several hand tools. at my local PS. Also had some good deals at my local Gun Store.
 

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Around here they want more for wore out power tools than what you can get them for brand new.
Ran into a few in the city like that. I just make offer and leave it all for them to put up.
 

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Around here they want more for wore out power tools than what you can get them for brand new.
As the song says, "You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away, know when to run!" Even if it is not exactly relevant to this topic, still essential!
 

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I need to stay home. 5 rifles and one pistol in 3 months. Luck been on my side but not on banks side. LOL
I’m close... three rifles in one month.. I’m sure glad I have a wife that loves Black Powder🥰
 

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Around here they want more for wore out power tools than what you can get them for brand new.
That seems to be the case with me. Almost every pawn shop I've ever been in wanted nearly new prices for old and used.
 

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Mine just seem to breed on their own in my safe.

If you become a builder that seems to happen slower. It takes a lot of work to shape an attractive butt.
 

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You think THAT'S Bad...i went to an auction Saturday, took 9 guns and brought back 13!!!
The wife just smiled. She loves me!
I know how that goes. When we made our last move, I brought all my guns out of the basement and onto the living room floor so I could pack them up. My wife was astounded that they covered the whole floor. When we got married some 20 years earlier, I owned about a dozen. My reply was, "Well, when you lock them up in a dark closet, they multiply!" She just looked at me and shook her head. That was 15 years ago. Since then, they've about doubled again. LOL
 

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It really can get to be astounding how much actual money you can get tied up in this stuff. The thing is, that, unlike a closet full of clothes, shoes, or other "collectibles" this stuff tends to be sellable at prices usually more than what you paid for it. The trick to it (in acquisition) is to get stuff that is no longer made. ML'ers in general just haven't appreciated the way that cartridge guns have though.
 

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It really can get to be astounding how much actual money you can get tied up in this stuff. The thing is, that, unlike a closet full of clothes, shoes, or other "collectibles" this stuff tends to be sellable at prices usually more than what you paid for it. The trick to it (in acquisition) is to get stuff that is no longer made. ML'ers in general just haven't appreciated the way that cartridge guns have though.
I've tried for years to convince my wife of that very fact and as of late, she's slowly beginning to understand. She was with me when an old gentleman sold me three black powder guns (one rifle and two shotguns). I kept the nicer Navy Arms double 12 and sold the other two for a bit more than I paid for all three. So I ended up with a free gun and change. If you know what you are doing and watch for such buys, you can supplement you collection relatively cheap. Yes there were some I paid good money for, but all in all, I've came out ahead. Like Col Batguano said, they don't loose value like clothes etc. I look at it as a saving account that I can have fun with for a while.
 

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It's also pretty easy to get hooked by fakers on high end stuff if you don't know what you're doing. It's happened to me a few times.
 

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It's also pretty easy to get hooked by fakers on high end stuff if you don't know what you're doing. It's happened to me a few times.
Fortunately for me, I've done enough research on the gun(s) I've bought to not get scammed. I've refused a deal or two before after examining the gun to see it was either tampered with, or modified.
 

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