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It’s one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. See the fascinating past and present of the pawning business in Pawn Stars, an inside look at the only family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men — grandfather, father, and son — use their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items ranging from the obscure to the historic. From a 15th-century samurai sword to a Picasso painting, there isn’t much the Harrison family hasn’t seen or heard, inevitably making Richard, Rick, and Corey experts in rare collectables — and negotiating. Each episode of Pawn Stars features an array of quirky characters attempting to sell, purchase, or pawn items that the Harrisons must carefully appraise, determine whether they’re real or fake, and then reveal the often surprising answer to “What’s it worth?” Everything and everyone has a story, and it’s the Harrisons’ job to decipher fact from fiction, because in this business the customer isn’t always right.

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It’s one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. See the fascinating past and present of the pawning business in Pawn Stars, an inside look at the only family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men — grandfather, father, and son — use their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items ranging from the obscure to the historic. From a 15th-century samurai sword to a Picasso painting, there isn’t much the Harrison family hasn’t seen or heard, inevitably making Richard, Rick, and Corey experts in rare collectables — and negotiating. Each episode of Pawn Stars features an array of quirky characters attempting to sell, purchase, or pawn items that the Harrisons must carefully appraise, determine whether they’re real or fake, and then reveal the often surprising answer to “What’s it worth?” Everything and everyone has a story, and it’s the Harrisons’ job to decipher fact from fiction, because in this business the customer isn’t always right.

    • Episode 1

    Boom or Bust

    Rick considers buying an 18th Century cannon that could be worth up to $40,000. But, before he makes an offer, he'll need to verify that it's the real deal by test firing it first. Then, a local woodworker needs cash to keep his business afloat and looks to pawn his 1.5 ton table saw. The Pawn Stars might lose the deal if they can't figure out a way to move it back to the pawn shop. Finally, a guy trying to sell his replica Roman armor strikes out with Corey but gets a second chance as Chumlee tries to negotiate what could be his first and last deal at the shop.

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    • 20 Minutes

    Rick considers buying an 18th Century cannon that could be worth up to $40,000. But, before he makes an offer, he'll need to verify that it's the real deal by test firing it first. Then, a local woodworker needs cash to keep his business afloat and looks to pawn his 1.5 ton table saw. The Pawn Stars might lose the deal if they can't figure out a way to move it back to the pawn shop. Finally, a guy trying to sell his replica Roman armor strikes out with Corey but gets a second chance as Chumlee tries to negotiate what could be his first and last deal at the shop.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 2

    Confederate Conundrum

    An 1861 Civil War saber finds its way into the shop--but if it's real, why was the blade never sharpened? Then Rick and the owner of a Chuck Berry autographed Fender guitar find themselves on different pages when it comes to bartering over this item. Finally, the Pawn Stars appraise a "1916 National Cash Register." It looks real, but will they pull out the money from their 2009 cash register?

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    • 21 Minutes

    An 1861 Civil War saber finds its way into the shop--but if it's real, why was the blade never sharpened? Then Rick and the owner of a Chuck Berry autographed Fender guitar find themselves on different pages when it comes to bartering over this item. Finally, the Pawn Stars appraise a "1916 National Cash Register." It looks real, but will they pull out the money from their 2009 cash register?

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    • 21 Minutes
    • Episode 3

    Sink or Sell

    Corey gets into deep water with his dad and "The Old Man" when he buys a 1984 Chris Craft boat without first testing it out. Will he bounce back and make a profit or see his investment sink? Then, an old timer brings Rick an 1849 colt revolver that he forgot to unload! Will Rick add this antique weapon to his pawn shop arsenal, or will the sale backfire? Finally, the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy an incredibly rare 1954 Gretch Guitar previously owned by Robert Duvall.

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    • 20 Minutes

    Corey gets into deep water with his dad and "The Old Man" when he buys a 1984 Chris Craft boat without first testing it out. Will he bounce back and make a profit or see his investment sink? Then, an old timer brings Rick an 1849 colt revolver that he forgot to unload! Will Rick add this antique weapon to his pawn shop arsenal, or will the sale backfire? Finally, the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy an incredibly rare 1954 Gretch Guitar previously owned by Robert Duvall.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 4

    Knights In Fake Armor?

    It's clear that this is no ordinary pawn shop as the Pawn Stars wheel and deal items ranging from an old school Pac-Man to a Medieval Jousting Helmet. If these items are as real as their owner's say they are--they could be worth up to $30,000! Then, an old timer brings in a pristine 1884 Trap Door rifle that the guys buy hoping that it still fires. But, when the gun range owner says that simply firing it could cause a "catastrophic malfunction" the guys decide it's time to bring out their human guinea pig.

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    • 20 Minutes

    It's clear that this is no ordinary pawn shop as the Pawn Stars wheel and deal items ranging from an old school Pac-Man to a Medieval Jousting Helmet. If these items are as real as their owner's say they are--they could be worth up to $30,000! Then, an old timer brings in a pristine 1884 Trap Door rifle that the guys buy hoping that it still fires. But, when the gun range owner says that simply firing it could cause a "catastrophic malfunction" the guys decide it's time to bring out their human guinea pig.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 5

    Gangsters & Guitars

    Rick buys an old, Mafia favorite the 1962 Lincoln Continental with "suicide doors," but as the repair bills add up, so does the tension between him and the old man. Then, a guy brings in a billfold from 1857 that he found while cleaning out his garage. The best part? It's stuffed with Confederate money. Finally the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy a rare 1942 Gibson L7 guitar that was once played at a birthday party for Al Capone. But, is the seller in tune with what it's really worth?

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    • 19 Minutes

    Rick buys an old, Mafia favorite the 1962 Lincoln Continental with "suicide doors," but as the repair bills add up, so does the tension between him and the old man. Then, a guy brings in a billfold from 1857 that he found while cleaning out his garage. The best part? It's stuffed with Confederate money. Finally the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy a rare 1942 Gibson L7 guitar that was once played at a birthday party for Al Capone. But, is the seller in tune with what it's really worth?

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    • 19 Minutes
    • Episode 6

    Damn Yankees

    It's one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950's, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. Now, the fascinating world and history of the pawn shop is revealed in the 13 episode long series centers on the only family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men--grandfather, father and son--entertainingly clash while running the business together, using their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colorful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic.

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    • 20 Minutes

    It's one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950's, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. Now, the fascinating world and history of the pawn shop is revealed in the 13 episode long series centers on the only family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men--grandfather, father and son--entertainingly clash while running the business together, using their sharp-eyed skills to carefully assess the value of items their colorful customers bring in, objects ranging from the obscure to the truly historic.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 7

    Brothels & Busses

    A young man wants to trade a 1750 Blunderbuss gun for an engagement ring. Will Rick exchange vows and buy the gun or will he get cold feet and run? Then, the Pawn Stars get an opportunity to purchase an ejection seat allegedly from a World War II fighter jet, but is this deal destined to crash and burn? And later, a guy looking to make rent money wants to pawn his original 1966 Schwinn Stingray bike which has Rick remembering the good old days. Will his trip down memory lane include laying out the dough?

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    • 20 Minutes

    A young man wants to trade a 1750 Blunderbuss gun for an engagement ring. Will Rick exchange vows and buy the gun or will he get cold feet and run? Then, the Pawn Stars get an opportunity to purchase an ejection seat allegedly from a World War II fighter jet, but is this deal destined to crash and burn? And later, a guy looking to make rent money wants to pawn his original 1966 Schwinn Stingray bike which has Rick remembering the good old days. Will his trip down memory lane include laying out the dough?

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 8

    Time Machines

    Rick tries to refurbish a 1950's coke machine into a modernized collector's item. Will his plan quench his thirst or fizzle out and go flat? Meanwhile, Corey is offered an old pirate favorite: an 18th Century flintlock pistol. But before he can pull the trigger he'll need to authenticate it. In addition, the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy a 1941 Philco Radio. Will they dial in a deal, or be stuck searching through the static?

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    • 21 Minutes

    Rick tries to refurbish a 1950's coke machine into a modernized collector's item. Will his plan quench his thirst or fizzle out and go flat? Meanwhile, Corey is offered an old pirate favorite: an 18th Century flintlock pistol. But before he can pull the trigger he'll need to authenticate it. In addition, the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy a 1941 Philco Radio. Will they dial in a deal, or be stuck searching through the static?

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    • 21 Minutes
    • Episode 9

    Rope a Dope

    The Pawn Stars look to buy a 1929 Chopped Ford Coupe but if they can't agree on a price, will the deal end up rusting in the bone yard? Then, a cowboy wants to sell his mechanical calf-roping machine. Can Corey rein it in without Chumlee spooking the sale? And when the prettiest pawn shop employee continues to be tardy, Rick and the Old Man dish out a fitting punishment. But is it enough to teach her a lesson?

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    • 20 Minutes

    The Pawn Stars look to buy a 1929 Chopped Ford Coupe but if they can't agree on a price, will the deal end up rusting in the bone yard? Then, a cowboy wants to sell his mechanical calf-roping machine. Can Corey rein it in without Chumlee spooking the sale? And when the prettiest pawn shop employee continues to be tardy, Rick and the Old Man dish out a fitting punishment. But is it enough to teach her a lesson?

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 10

    Rick's Big Bet

    In this episode, Rick refurbishes a gas pump with a bird's nest inside, Corey takes a quiz after misidentifying a Faberge crystal glass--if he loses, he works graveyard, if he wins he gets $2500,--and Rick buys some bayonets.

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    • 21 Minutes

    In this episode, Rick refurbishes a gas pump with a bird's nest inside, Corey takes a quiz after misidentifying a Faberge crystal glass--if he loses, he works graveyard, if he wins he gets $2500,--and Rick buys some bayonets.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • Episode 11

    John Hancock's Hancock

    The Pawn Stars are used to paying big money for celebrity John Hancocks but will they know how to price one from the actual John Hancock? Then the guys have an opportunity to buy an allegedly authentic Indiana Jones whip--but it all boils down to two words: Harrison Ford. And finally, will the purchase of a hot item by one of his underlings land Corey in hot water.

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    • 21 Minutes

    The Pawn Stars are used to paying big money for celebrity John Hancocks but will they know how to price one from the actual John Hancock? Then the guys have an opportunity to buy an allegedly authentic Indiana Jones whip--but it all boils down to two words: Harrison Ford. And finally, will the purchase of a hot item by one of his underlings land Corey in hot water.

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    • 21 Minutes
    • Episode 12

    Plane Crazy

    The Pawn Stars travel back in time over two centuries to colonial Boston but is this seller's map the real deal or will the guys tell him to take a hike. Meanwhile, Chumlee's purchase of fake art leaves Rick painting him a different sort of picture. Then will the Pawn Stars finally get their wings by buying the shop's first ever plane or will excess baggage keep this aircraft grounded.

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    • 20 Minutes

    The Pawn Stars travel back in time over two centuries to colonial Boston but is this seller's map the real deal or will the guys tell him to take a hike. Meanwhile, Chumlee's purchase of fake art leaves Rick painting him a different sort of picture. Then will the Pawn Stars finally get their wings by buying the shop's first ever plane or will excess baggage keep this aircraft grounded.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 13

    Peaches & Pinups

    Corey has a chance to buy a wooden crossbow that hasn't been fired in almost 40 years - will it hold together and hit its mark or splinter, crack and fracture the deal? Meanwhile Rick blushes when a woman tries to sell her husband's Playboy collection, will he "read the articles" and buy the lot or pass on Hef's ladies? Finally, the Pawn Stars try to sell one of their most prized items, an Ormolu clock, aka "The Death Clock.

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    • 20 Minutes

    Corey has a chance to buy a wooden crossbow that hasn't been fired in almost 40 years - will it hold together and hit its mark or splinter, crack and fracture the deal? Meanwhile Rick blushes when a woman tries to sell her husband's Playboy collection, will he "read the articles" and buy the lot or pass on Hef's ladies? Finally, the Pawn Stars try to sell one of their most prized items, an Ormolu clock, aka "The Death Clock.

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    • 20 Minutes
    • Episode 14

    Old Man's Gamble

    The Pawn Stars get a call about a 1979 KISS pinball machine--can it still "Rock 'n Roll All Nite", or will it steal Corey's quarter and KISS the deal goodbye? Then Rick is stumped when a woman brings in a 1914 Star-note $20 bill. Will everyone walk away with new money, or will it turn out to be chump change? And when an old easy rider brings in his classic 1982 Harley Davidson Shovel-head, Chumlee decides to buy it for himself--but can he raise the cash before the Old Man sells it off.

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    • 21 Minutes

    The Pawn Stars get a call about a 1979 KISS pinball machine--can it still "Rock 'n Roll All Nite", or will it steal Corey's quarter and KISS the deal goodbye? Then Rick is stumped when a woman brings in a 1914 Star-note $20 bill. Will everyone walk away with new money, or will it turn out to be chump change? And when an old easy rider brings in his classic 1982 Harley Davidson Shovel-head, Chumlee decides to buy it for himself--but can he raise the cash before the Old Man sells it off.

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    • 21 Minutes
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