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Military Past, Military Cash

by AaronAhmadi   June 24, 2012 at 12:30AM  |  Views: 5,586
Ton and Allen took Auction Hunters to Arlington, VA, home to the pentagon, civil war collectibles, and antiques, antiques, antiques. How did our heroes fair against one of the biggest crowd of mean-looking competitors they've ever faced? Well, let's take a look:



SIDECAR SURPRISE

Normally when there are only five units up for auction, you don't expect to see a massive crowd. But hey, this is Arlington, and surprises are plenty here. But not to worry, the Auction Hunters struck first, nabbing two units that they thought had massive potential for $1,500. The boys could practically smell the money in these units.



CANNON REPLICA

Sold For: $4,500

Holy moly, these Arlington units were no joke. Ton had the biggest smile on his face when he and Allen dragged out a big ol' cannon under all the boxes in their first unit. This thing was big, beautiful, and actually shot $100 bills out when lit. Okay so maybe that last part is a bitch of stretch, but that's definitely what Ton and Allen were imagining when they saw it. Their buyer, Forrest, was a top collector when it came to antique artillery, and said this 'Falcon' cannon was of the best quality he's ever seen. No wonder he offered our heroes $4,500 for it. Did I mention a cannon is apparently referred to as "she"?



MILITARY MOTORCYCLE & SIDECAR

Sold For: $5,000

There was one more unit to dig, and it definitely didn't fail to disappoint: there were some antique chairs, a Soviet military uniform, and a motorcycle. But wait, there's more! When Allen pulled the cover off this beast, he revealed a sidecar attached to the motorcycle. Oh, and the labels on it were also in Russian, which left Ton sort of scratching his head. Later, when the Auction Hunters arrived on the scene to meet with Jennifer, a vintage motorcycle collector and dealer, they were surprised to find out this was in fact a Soviet attack vehicle that would typically have machine guns slapped onto it. Yes, machine guns. To get a good sale price on the find, Ton and Allen rode the military motorcycle and sidecar into the sunset with it…and then came back. Jennifer finally agreed to pay a whopping $5,000 in cash for their sweet find. Congratulations, comrade!

If Ton and Allen were looking for unique antiques with a little flair, they definitely struck gold this week. The boys dropped $1,500 on two storage units, sold the items inside for $10,745, and returned home with $9,245 in pure profit. I wish every week could be a cannon and motorcycle week.

Even a cannon replica can do some serious damage. Check out this week's episode, "Sidecar Surprise", now available on Spike.com. Stop by the Auction Hunters Facebook page for news, updates, and more, and remember to catch all-new episodes of Auction Hunters airing Wednesdays at 9/8c on SPIKE.

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