During the trial, the pliers that were used as evidence, do not have a spring mechanism. They are a simple parallel mechanism that is manipulated by hand, not by spring retraction. So, there could be no broken spring. The pliers are made by Sargent of New Haven Conn. See more
[to avoid a deadlocked jury, Maverick bets he can prove Pike's logic is flawed using a card trick
Five pat hands in these 25 cards? No... No, I don't.
I'll bet another 500 and Bill Gregg's life that there is.
Oh, wait a second, Maverick. You're a gambler and can risk your cash, but you can't put up a man's life against...
Hold on, wait a minute. Wait. This is between Maverick and me - he named it. What do you mean Gregg's life?