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Debunking the Five Leading Pawn Shop Myths

Pawn shops get a bad rap. While they certainly offer much-needed items at low prices, they’re not necessarily places of bad business, cheap items and scams. Despite being local establishments, pawn shops have a high amount of resources available. They use these resources to abide by the law, hold competitive rates and uphold community values. We’re debunking the top five myths surrounding pawn shops, one fact at a time.

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Use Your Tax Refund to Buy Gold

One positive outcome of finishing your taxes early is receiving your tax refund as soon as possible. Instead of wasting this year's refund on just another gadget which you will forget about or break by next year’s tax day, why not prepare for your family’s future by investing in gold?

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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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Tips for Caring for and Securing Your Handgun

Are you concerned about your handgun's care and safety? That means that you're a responsible gun owner. Gun owners should be constantly ensuring that their guns are in a safe place and that they've been properly prepared for storage. Here are a few tips to follow.

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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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The Process of Purchasing a Gun in Minnesota

If you want to purchase a gun in Minnesota, you may want to get started on the process soon. Purchasing a gun in Minnesota is fairly easy if you meet the standard requirements, but there are two application processes and some training that you need to go through.

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Merry Christmas at Metro Pawn!

With the holiday season upon us, giving (and receiving) gifts is part of the cheer during this time of the year. No matter the winter blues, the inconvenient blizzards and the frosty car windows – a cup of steaming hot chocolate and classic holiday movies with the family makes everything right.

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AK vs AR?

The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39 mm rifle developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. Design and development began in 1945 and in 1948, the rifle entered service with select units of the Soviet Army. In early 1949, it was fully adopted by all Soviet Armed Forces as well as most members of the Warsaw Pact. Even after almost 70 years, the AK and its many variants are still the most prolific rifles in the world. Their fame is due in part to their unwavering reliability in virtually any conditions, low manufacturing cost and ease of operation. It is estimated that one fifth of all firearms in use in the world today belong to the Kalashnikov family.

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New to Firearms? What Do you Need to Know?

For many people, firearms have been a hobby and a passion for years. From collectors to enthusiasts to sportsmen, these folks know their guns and are versed in some capacity on the many associated areas of interest. But every day, someone becomes curious or fascinated about firearms for the first time. Every day, someone goes to a gun shop for the first time, or shoots their first round at a range. As with any pursuit, there is much to learn and many considerations to be made, so a few helpful tips seem to be in order.

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