When First National Pawn opened its first store in 1982 at the corner of Montana Avenue and North 29th Street in downtown Billings, Montana, there was only one other pawn shop in town — an Army surplus store that also pawned items. Today there are over twenty pawn shops in Billings alone.
First National Pawn began with a policy of offering immediate financial help to people of all types, from the young mother who needed a speedy $25 for diapers and groceries, to the new real estate agent who needed $1,000 to make it between commissions.
We accept “anything of value” either as an outright purchase or we can arrange to hold the item for the original customer at a slight service charge. Over the years, our customers have repurchased their items, as well as finding wonderful bargains on items others have left with us. Satisfied customers like those have helped us grow into one of the West’s most successful chain of pawn shops.