El Paso, Texas: Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

The trigger finger of the notorious Mexican general and U.S. invader is displayed in the window of Dave's Pawn Shop -- if it hasn't been sold yet. Asking price: $9,500.

Dave's Pawn Shop

216 S. El Paso St., El Paso, TX
Dave's Pawn Shop. Downtown, one block east of S. Santa Fe St. On the east side of S. El Paso St. between E. Overland Ave. and E. San Antonio Ave.
May 2020: Finger reported sold. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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El Paso, Texas - Pancho Villa Is Gone, His Finger Lives On
Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger: Pancho Villa, notorious Mexican bandit and revolutionary, died in a hail of gunfire in 1923. According to legend, his corpse was later dug up and dismembered, with his body parts going to relic collectors in the U.S. and Pancho Villa fans in Mexico. [02/12/2011] Complete Story...

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Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

Sold! Only Nazi stuff and weird dried fish. And super loud Elvis out front.

[Sariya, 05/08/2020]

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger.

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger is still there. It's displayed in the window with no price tag. Inside the shop are plenty of other strange things, including a full size mummy for sale.

[caitlin, 05/28/2019]

Conjoined twin skeletons.

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

Come for the finger, stay for the conjoined twin skeleton. This shop has it all.

[Jaime Davis, 07/06/2014]

Pancho Villa's finger.

Pancho Villa's Trigger Finger

Didn't fit my hand so I didn't buy it. This is the greatest pawn shop I've ever been in and has SO much more than this finger (baby mermaid skeleton, for one). You MUST go here if in the area! You have no choice!

[Mike, 05/04/2011]

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