We did an episode with a sword-cane that was 100% not real - (auction hunters)
The sword was found, but what it was and it's value, were scripted and fictional.
And probably two dozen or so, of your other favorite reality shows associated with antique firearms or weapons.
That is as far as the conversation needs to go.
You know him personally - and I do not want anything I write to be misinterpreted as a personal attack on you, or a person I have only a passing knowledge of, and yes, does seem like a great guy.
Thanks for the serial number info.
Edit - *I will delete this post tomorrow - because I probably signed a binder full of NDA's and it takes about eight minutes to find out what my name is, if a lawyer set his mind to it. Besides this is one of those conversations, I truly wish I hadn't entered into. I feel like I'm telling a group of toddlers father christmas doesn't exist.