Bits n Pieces Have Colt revolver — will travel … to Vegas


first_imgMitch Powers didn’t really expect much when he answered a posting on Craigslist looking for people with interesting historical items.The 51-year-old Vancouver chiropractor was just looking for a venue to sell the 1889 Colt revolver that was owned by his father, Dale Powers, who passed away about five years ago.“He was a big collector of anything Old West,” Powers said. “I’m not a big gun guy, but apparently any old Colt gun is worth a lot of money, and my mother needs it for her retirement.”About two weeks after responding to the posting, Powers got a call from the producers of the History Channel TV show “Pawn Stars.” They asked him if he could bring the gun to Las Vegas and appear on the show.“It was just on a whim, and I don’t really know how it all works, but I’m going to go down there,” Powers said.The episode will be filmed on May 21. Powers said he’s uncertain when it will air.Powers tried to auction the gun earlier in Oregon, and a bidder offered $47,000, but it was set up with a minimum bid of $50,000, so it didn’t sell.last_img read more