“The show depicted [Natchez dentist Dr Bruce] Scarborough [above] as the owner of a Moore .32-caliber Civil War era revolver,” natchezdemocract.com reports. “He was bringing his gun down to Red Jacket Firearms in Baton Rouge, the gun shop on which the TV show centers, to see why it would not fire. When Scarborough came back to pick up his pistol, ironically, the gunsmiths discovered a tooth was jammed inside the gun. ‘I know what that is, I’m a dentist and I would recognize a tooth,’ Scarborough said when they showed him the tooth on the show. ‘I have a hard enough time pulling these things out, I can’t imagine trying to get that in there.'” Looks like the Doc has a lousy imagination . . .
It turns out that Scarborough does not own an antique pistol, he is not a gun collector, and the only reason he was put on the show is because he knows the right people and could easily get his hands on some teeth, he said . . .
Scarborough said they told him the background of the gun and gave him the back-story that the gun had been in his family for years.
“There was no script, they told me just kind of a generic outline, and the rest was just total ad lib,” he said . . .
Scarborough said he believes that the producers and the writers of the show got the tooth story from hearing that it happened in another gun shop, and they wanted to put it in “Sons of Guns.” . . .
“[None of my friend who saw the show] has said that it’s fake, I’ve had to tell them.”
Consider yourself told. Now, is it important? We report, you deride.