In this week's first episode of "Pawn Stars" the guys check out a Kentucky Long Rifle, a map from the 1700s, and they come to a decision on Corey's demand to be a partner in the family business.
Rick talks to a man who wants to sell his Kentucky Long Rifle. Only 73,000 were made and this one could be dated back to the 1800s. Daniel Boone was reported to have used this type of rifle. This rifle was used in both battles and in hunting and was very accurate even at a distance of 250 yards. It's been said that Daniel Boone picked off a Redcoat at 250 yards with a rifle like this.
Even though the rifle that the owner brought in can have the sight adjusted for elevation the screws in it are modern and not from the 1800s. The trigger guard also isn't original. The owner would like $750 for it but Rick offers $500. They eventually agree to $600.
Rick then shows off the rifle to Chumlee and the Old Man. The three decide to have a contest to see who's the best shot. All of them will try to shoot something at 200 yards. The loser will have to wear a coonskin cap. Corey doesn't want anything to do with the contest because he's angry that he hasn't been told if he'll be made partner in the shop. Corey says that if he isn't made partner he'll have to take the job offer at another place. Rick still wants to think about things and the Old Man tells Rick that he better figure it out. Chumlee is on his friend's side and says that Corey does a lot for the shop.
Chum and Corey talk with a man who would like to sell his 1854 Electro Shock Therapy Machine. This machine was used in 1854. It was said to be able to cure everything from depression to gonorrhea.
This machine doesn't work but the owner would still like $250 but Corey doesn't think it's worth more than $100. The man then asks for $175 and Corey goes up to $125. The owner then asks for $150 but Corey won't budge above $125 which the man eventually agrees to take.
The next man in the shop wants to sell his "Rumble in the Jungle" poster. This is the poster depicting the big 1974 fight between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali in Africa. Everyone expected Foreman to defeat Ali but somehow Ali won the fight. Rick isn't sure about the poster so he asks his pal, Jeremy, to look at it.
Jeremy says that there are tears in the poster and that the date of the fight on the poster is very important. The fight was scheduled for a date which was printed on the poster. But it was postponed for a month and all the posters had a sticker on it with the new date. This poster is worth $300, which the owner wants but Rick will only give him $200. The two agree on $225.
Next in the shop walks a man with a map that was made in the 1700s. This map showed California as an island. These maps were of course not 100% accurate. This is a map of the New World and not the Old World and Rick still needs an expert to look at it so he asks Mark to look at it.
Mark says that this map was made with information from Sebastian Vizcaino had in 1602. Vizcaino said that California was an island. This is an early map made somewhere between 1762 and 1764. It shows Mendocino, California but it's spelled Mondocino on the map. Mark said the map is in beautiful condition. Rick offers the owner $1,500 but the man wants $2,500. They agree on $2,000.
It's time for Rick, the Old Man, and Chumlee to have their rifle shooting contest. Rick thinks he's the best shot of all of them but Chum knows that he's really the best of the three. They put up a target 200 yards away and Rick shoots at it and misses. Chum also misses but says that he could hit it at 100 yards. Rick doesn't think Chum has a chance of hitting the target but Chum does. Rick is pretty annoyed and says that Chumlee is just lucky. Rick will have to wear a coonskin cap.
Rick has finally decide what to do with Corey being a partner in the "Pawn Stars" shop. He said he'll give his son a 5% share in the store. Corey wanted 10% but agrees to the lesser share and will stay with the family business.
The show ends with everyone happy, except for Rick and his coonskin cap.