When the city council votes to get rid of an old, decrepit cannon that is an eyesore in the middle of the town square, Andy is put in charge in finding a buyer for it. However, it doesn't take long for him and Barney to discover that the only offer they're going to get for the cannon is from the junkyard owner: $15 to haul it away. Feeling discouraged, they go to the Drug Store, lamenting to Ellie over how hard it to find a buyer for it. It's at this point when an antique dealer comes to town and Andy comes up with a slick story to convince the dealer to buy it for a large amount of money. However, Andy soon discovers what he did was a mistake, thanks in large part to a conversation he has with Opie.