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From the category archives: Metro Pawn and Gun

Collectible

Buying and Selling Coins

Coin collecting is both a fun hobby and one that can be quite lucrative if you know what you’re doing. Some people may be avid collectors while others may have just inherited a coin collection from a relative. Perhaps you are getting your kids interested in coin collecting, or maybe you have just such a collection from when you were a kid. Whatever the case, these coins may be worth some money. If you are interested in pawning or selling your coins, or if you are looking for rare coins to add to your portfolio, Metro Pawn & Gun is a terrific place to visit.

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Vintage and Replica Firearms

Imagine owning an original MP 40 (Maschinenpistole 40) - a submachine gun developed in Germany and used extensively by the Axis powers during the Second World War. Well, not many people can, unless you have $10,000 or more to spend on one, not to mention that even finding one can be next to impossible! Or perhaps a US M1 Garand, which was the standard service rifle of the American Infantry during the same world conflict. Although not as rare as the venerable MP40, finding one in pristine condition will also set you back a bit financially. To round out a trio of iconic firearms, the Russian Mosin-Nagant was a bolt-action rifle developed from 1882 to 1891 that saw service by the armed forces of the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union and various other nations. Fortunately for collectors, hobby shooters and history buffs, the Mosin-Nagant can still be acquired in the surplus markets with relative ease and without a second mortgage.

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The History and Collectability of Antique Firearms

We often hear old firearms referred to as ‘antique’ or ‘collectible,’ and these words are generally used to describe a firearm, including any firearm with a matchlock, flintlock, percussion cap, or similar type of ignition system, manufactured in or before 1898. Such pieces are highly sought by collectors and shooters, and we come across some very interesting antique firearms at Metro Pawn & Gun.

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Why Visiting a Pawn Shop is like going on a Great Treasure Hunt

While many people may not think of a trip to the local Pawn Shop as exciting, these shops are a goldmine for the treasure hunter in all of us. Pawn shops have been around for thousands of years, the first shops originating in China. Their original purpose was, and remains, a way for people to turn their possessions into cash either by selling them outright, or " Pawning" them. This means getting a loan based on the value of the item.

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Why You Should Get Your Items Appraised At a Pawn Shop

Whether you are a buyer or a seller, the most important piece of information for you to know is the true value of your item. Without an accurate assessment, you could be overpaying for a purchase, losing money on a sale, or be so overpriced that no one will be interested. A Pawn Shop can be an excellent resource for determining the true value of a wide range of commodities.

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Taking Care of the Goods: Five Collectible Cleaning Tips

Historic firearms require a certain degree of care to stay functional. If you want to preserve your collectible, you’ll need to make sure you’re doing a few things correctly. That said, it’s a good idea to stay away from traditionally effective cleaning methods. What may work on regular firearms can corrode or cause damage to your collectible. Take the following advice with care, and keep your valuable firearm protected.

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Historical Guns: How to Detect Fakes

When collecting antique guns, one of the major issues that you'll encounter is how to detect a fake. Detecting a fake antique gun can be a challenge, as they tend to be fairly rare, and thus there's often very little to compare them to. For the most part, you'll have to rely upon the condition of materials themselves and the build of the gun.

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Common Mistakes Made When Dealing With Collectibles

If you're short on cash, you might be considering either selling or pawning some of your collectibles. Collectible items -- whether antique or recent -- may often seem to have fairly arbitrary values and can be very difficult to deal in. Here are a few of the most common mistakes sellers often run into.

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How to turn Silver into Cash

Silver has been valued as a precious metal throughout history. Used in many pre-modern monetary systems as currency, it also sports value in jewelry, industrial and commercial applications and medical science, and has always been a staple of investment endeavors. The value of silver fluctuates in relation to economic conditions and market variables, but it has always persevered through good times and bad alike.             

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Metro Pawn and Rare Coins

Perhaps you once collected coins, but no longer have the time or interest in continuing to do so. Maybe you’ve inherited a collection from a relative, but it’s not something that you’re into. Or possibly the focus of your collecting has changed, such as from U.S. coins to world coins. Whatever the case, you can turn what has fallen by the wayside into cash today.

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