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Offline Ron M.

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Pawn shop find
« on: February 25, 2017, 03:43:44 PM »
I was out on the family land in Bastrop county (TX) and went into town (Smithville) to get a few things. I made a very fortuitous stop in a pawn shop on the way back.

There was a Dan Wesson V-Bob 9mm with no price out on the counter. I asked how much and was told to make an offer. I had $850 in my pocket and offered that as an out the door price.

I now own a very nice, very lightly used 9mm V-Bob.





The sights have a date code of 2015 so the pistol can't be more than 2 years old. I don't know if the first 2 digits of the serial number reflect year of manufacture but they're 16.
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Offline PPS1980

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 03:46:20 PM »
Nice find. Arent they around $1500 new?
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Offline The Conservative

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 05:54:03 PM »
Major score, really nice.  I am more than a little envious.
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Offline AZ_CZ

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 06:22:27 PM »
Nice. I usually carry $8.50.  :'( No VBob for me.


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Offline bayouredd

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 07:24:31 PM »
I was "on-the-line" (guess the reference) last night looking at that exact beauty. It wasn't $850 and that's a fact. A Big Congrates on that pickup!!!

Offline Mf1ve

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 07:26:12 PM »
Wow, you hit the jackpot. Congrats!

Offline mike71192

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 07:52:16 PM »
sweet deal, congrats

Offline villdetwink

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 08:11:21 PM »
Are you serious...$850

WOW...Congratulations on your amazing find!
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Offline bachman44

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 09:29:43 PM »
I've been wanting a vbob forever. Guess I need to check pawn shops.

Offline Joe Allen

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 09:43:39 PM »
If I were you, my next stop would be picking up a lottery ticket.

Offline tattooo

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 09:57:55 PM »
Very nice find....congrats

Offline srREXed

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2017, 02:16:40 AM »
Awesome find. That's not a cliche. This is something that just made you money. Even if you shoot it's pants off and sell it later. Nice gun. I'm awaiting an opportune time to pick up a 9mm ECO.


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Offline copemech

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2017, 02:26:13 AM »
That is a sweet gun, but quite honestly, I am long tired of spending stupid money on really high dollar 1911 type guns. Yu got a good deal!

I am not quite sure why some folks thing a 1911 is worth a couple grand.  Collectors aside.  There aRE A LOT OF GREAT GUNS OUT THERE FOR LESS MONEY!

Offline leo61651

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2017, 12:07:32 PM »
That is a sweet gun, but quite honestly, I am long tired of spending stupid money on really high dollar 1911 type guns. Yu got a good deal!

I am not quite sure why some folks thing a 1911 is worth a couple grand.  Collectors aside.  There aRE A LOT OF GREAT GUNS OUT THERE FOR LESS MONEY!

Your statement is very true and carries across to most things but not everyones happy driving a Smart Car, some folks don't mind spending 2K + on a quality 1911 just because they can and no I don't own a WC, EB, NightHawk or Cabot or any other specialty branded 1911 but if money were no object I would probably have one or two. 8)

Great find OP. Congrats.
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Offline olfarhors

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Re: Pawn shop find
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2017, 12:47:16 PM »
IF you know what you are looking for/at and how to make sure its  working correctly you can find deals at pawn shops , but if not its buyer beware!
 The most memorable  Gun Deal that I recall seeing in a Pawn Shop was a  highly used and abused Taurus PT1911 with blue, gold hi light parts and a rail under it for a measly 850 bucks!
 by the way you could buy that weapon new for about 600 bucks.--He-He-He.
 the DW was a bargain for sure though.