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.
These days Rich is a host of the National Geographic channel's new docu-series Lords of War. His partners are 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 a recent Lords of War episode, the boys discovered an American flag made by Polish POW’s during WWII and the most rare British sub-machine gun used throughout WWI and WWII, the Vickers.
Catch Lords of War on Wednesdays at 10pm ET.