The first customer came in selling an amazingly rare gun. She had a Smith & Wesson 320. The gun used to be a rifle, but because the rifle was so dangerous people turned them into handguns. It is the most collectable Smith & Wesson ever made because no one bought it and the company destroyed many. The condition of the gun was so bad that Rick was nervous about its actual value. The women also confessed to throwing away the stock of the gun, which was a costly mistake according to Rick. An expert came in to determine the value of the gun in its beat up condition. The expert Craig confirmed how rare the gun was and he said the thrown away stock was worth 5k by itself. The relic gun was valued at $800-1,000 and Rick made a deal at $875 after the women beat him up in negotiation.
Trivia of the show: How long did it take to sell entire stock of Smith & Wesson 320s? (Answer below)
Chumlee came up with an elaborate stuttering lie to get out of the night shift, so Corey was forced to work it with Olivia. Someone came in with a strange collection of abandoned taxidermy items. The lady was a taxidermist and her customers never picked up these items for sale. She had a turkey, a scary deer’s but with a face, and an African animal. The lady wanted about $1300 for everything, but Corey only wanted the deer’s butt with the face and they made a deal for $150. Rick found the butthead and thought it was very cool; the Old Man was disturbed by it.
The next guy had a piece of rail and an antique railroad inspection instrument. Used in early 1900s and before to find broken rails to avoid trains derailing. The device used a mirror to find cracks in each rails and had to be ran over the entire length of the rail every 8 weeks. The guy asked $2,000, but Rick was not interested in it at that cost. The two were so far apart there was no reason for negotiation.
Another guy came in with some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics. Chumlee was very excited by the sale and he tried to explain the concept to the Old Man. It was very funny hearing Chum describe the logistics of the comic strip. The guy wanted $1,000, so Chum called in an expert. Very few comics were made and the earlier ones were actually for adults and had darker themes. TMNTs were a huge part of late 1980s pop culture. The expert put a value on the books at $300-400 for the whole lot. Chumlee offered $100 firm and the guy decided to keep the comics.
Trivia Answer: 20 years