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Barney with his gun

Barney has a tendency to shoot his gun, so Andy makes him keep his bullet in his shirt pocket. Sometimes, however, the bullet gets into the gun and Barney shoots it. Andy then holds out his hand, and Barney reluctantly gives the gun up for a while. He sometimes uses the excuse that it was getting green in his pocket, or he lost it in the laundry.


  • Dirksen once got a hold of the gun, and held Emma Brand up with it.
  • In Convicts at Large Barney is held prisoner by a female convict with his own gun [apparently loaded as Barney is scared to death!

Episodes where his gun goes offEdit

The Andy Griffith ShowEdit


Barney shoots his gun in front of Andy and Gomer.