Pawn Stars: HUNTING DOWN A DEAL for Vintage Clay Pigeon Thrower (Season 17) | History


[MUSIC PLAYING] What do we have here? That is an 1892
clay pigeon thrower. RICK: Where’d you
pick this up at? At an antique store
in Columbus, Ohio. All right. And it cocks? Yep. Whoa. [LAUGHS] RICK: Yeah. They didn’t have all the
safety features back then. [LAUGHTER] GREG: I’m here at
the pawn shop today to sell my 1892
skeet pigeon shooter. It’s spring-loaded. It needs no electric or
anything to make it work. I’ve had this in my collection
four or five months. It’s time to move it on
and buy some other stuff that I want to buy. RICK: It’s in really,
really good shape. GREG: Yep. So you have clay pigeons,
which are round discs, and then you have skeets
that are a different shape. And people practice with
them for bird shooting. This became really,
really popular in, like, the 1880s, 1890s. It was like $03 a round. I mean, so you could go buy a
hundred shotgun shells for 3 bucks and shoot all day long. Eventually, it just started
turning into competitions. Do you got a date
on it, like 18– 1892, March the 1st. RICK: OK. The Chamberlain Cartridge
and Target Company. Yeah, they were a pretty
big ammunition manufacturer way back in the day. I think they primarily
made shotgun shells. And therefore, it makes
complete sense that they would make a pigeon thrower. [CLANK] OK. And then you would
put a piece of cord through here, through the
little pulley right here. And you could stand at the
side once it’s mounted down and throw your pigeons. I’ve seen things similar online. GREG: Not in this shape, though. I will give you that. I have never– I mean, this looks like it
just came out of the box. That’s the incredible
part about it. Now, here’s a big question. What do you want for it? I’m asking 350 for it. OK. I really, really like it. I’m thinking about
this maybe for myself because I live off the grid
a big part of the year. And this would work for me. It doesn’t take any power. I like old stuff. I’ll give you 200 bucks. Uh-uh, I don’t want to do 200. I mean, what’s your
best price, though? 325? 250. How about meeting
me– how about 300? So 275? [LAUGHS] 275 will work. OK, we got a deal, but
I have one little caveat. I actually want to take this
out and use it to make sure it takes a modern clay pigeon. No problem. You know where the gun
range is out in Boulder City? I’ll find it. RICK: OK. I’ll run home. I’ll grab a shotgun,
and meet you out there in, like, two hours? That’d be great. I’ve actually never
fired it myself, but I’m hoping it does fire
like we think it should so I can get the 275 for it. RICK: Oh, looks like
you got it all set up. So well, first thing we need
do is test fire the thing to see if I’m gonna pay you.
[LAUGHS] OK. No, this is great. OK, we’ll give it a shot. OK. This goes back. Cam grabs it. All right, so I guess
this goes in here. Rope goes through the pulley. Give it a shot, and it fires. And then– That ain’t good. RICK: [LAUGHS] Well, hold on. Let’s try it this way. Let’s put it where
it’s all the way back. Maybe now? No. Because right now, I’m not
gonna pay you anything for it. [LAUGHS] And then the guy
with the shotgun goes, pull, and then you pull. Whoa.
GREG: Yeah. RICK: Yeah. [LAUGHTER] You wouldn’t think
it would go that far. I wonder if this is legal
in a Frisbee competition. [LAUGHTER] So I guess I’m gonna
pay you your money. But you know, let’s see if
I could actually shoot one. OK. Do I get any extra
money if you miss? No, because I probably will. [LAUGHTER] [COUNTRY MUSIC] All right. Here we go. Pull. [GUNSHOTS] GREG: Yeah. Did I hit it? You didn’t hit
it, but it works. [LAUGHS] That’s all I was
hollering you out for. All right. Pull. [GUNSHOTS] Pull. [GUNSHOTS] Pull. [GUNSHOT] GREG: Yeah. [GUNSHOT] – Yeah.
– [LAUGHS] You got it that time. [LAUGHTER] OK, man. 275 bucks. This has been a blast. I think it’s absolutely cool. It’s an incredible
130-year-old gadget. [LAUGHS] Just unbolt it,
bring it back to the shop, I’ll get you paid. I’ll get ‘er done. All right. Cool, man. This is an amazing day.

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