Sean Rich had a recurring role on Pawn Stars as a firearms consultant. Unfortunately that came to an end when Rich said that both the History Channel, and the production company for Pawn Stars required an exclusive contract which he said would "lock me down, control me, my business, future, my appearance, how I make a living to provide for my family."
He went on to say that they were also offering him very little in financial compensation, no negotiation, and not even a guarantee that he would actually be used in future episodes; so he decided to leave the show.
Rich also made a point of saying that he loved Rick and the Harrison's, and that his decision had nothing to do with them; it was all about the unwillingness of the network and production company to negotiate.
Rich went on to host National Geographic channel's docu-series Lords of War with partners Larry (The Hammer) Harley, a knife maker; Jim Green, a gun maker, and Adrian (Shooter) Alford, a firearms dealer.
Together the team searches all over the world looking for rare pieces like Scottish swords and 17th century bronze cannons. The items are then authenticated and discussed.
In the news: Austin “Chumlee” Russell, who has starred on the popular History program Pawn Stars since its 2009 launch, was arrested on gun and weapons charges, Las Vegas police confirmed to Deadline.
Officers were serving a warrant at Russell’s house in a sex-crime case when they found at least one gun along with some illegal drugs. Get the full report here.