In 2012 Sean Rich stopped appearing on Pawn Stars. Apparently the History Channel wanted Sean to sign an exclusive contact with them that would keep him from appearing elsewhere. He says they didn't want to reimburse him very well for his time and expertise so he chose to step down. Sean says he does not blame his friends, the Harrisons, only the network and production company.
Rick often called Sean to determine the authenticity of antique firearms. He is considered to be an expert in antique gunsmithing, arms and armor and is the owner/operator of Tortuga Trading Inc.
In October 2014, Sean surprised Pawn Stars fans by returning to the show.
Hello Everyone, Wanted to let you know that I am returning to Pawn Stars. Watch for me on October 2nd 2014 9/8C. Thank you for your support— Sean Rich (@SeanEdwardRich) September 30, 2014
Tortuga Trading Inc specializes in antique arms and armor especially from the 16th thru 19th century. The store is located at:
- 2240 Encinitas Blvd Suite D-228
Encinitas CA, 92024
Keep up with Sean by following him on Twitter @SeanEdwardRich.