Barney Fife's Bullet - Barney Fife (Don
Knotts) is the bumbling deputy sheriff who lives in the rural
town of Mayberry, North Carolina on the classic sitcom THE ANDY
Because the town sheriff, Andy Taylor
(Andy Griffith) wouldn't trust Barney with a loaded gun, for
fear of accidentally shooting himself or an innocent bystander,
Barney never carried a loaded gun, but rather kept one bullet in
his left shirt breast pocket.
The only time he used his gun was to
start the potato sack races for the annual Mason's picnic.
Barney Fife's Revolver
Barney was jokingly called Barney the
Beast, Barney the Fierce, Crazy Gun Barney and Fearless Fife by
his fellow townsfolk's.
On episode No. 9 "Andy, the Matchmaker"
someone in town wrote the following limerick on the side of the
"There once was a deputy called Fife,
Who carried a gun and a knife. The gun was all dusty, And his
knife was all rusty, Because he never caught a crook in his
See also - "The Sheriff Without A Gun
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