Sep. 30, 1958
30 min.
ABC TV Network

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The Rifleman

In an unusual twist on the standard Western, widower Lucas McCain struggles to successfully homestead his ranch in North Fork, New Mexico while raising his son Mark. Unfortunately, the Marshall of North Fork has a difficult time handling the weekly "bad guys," and Lucas must repeatedly get out his Winchester Rifle to protect himself, his son, and his neighbors.

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05x26 Old Tony Aired: Apr. 08, 1963

Mark and his girlfriend Laurie discover that an old hermit is very lonely.

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The show had 5 seasons and 168 episodes air between 1958 and 1963.

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  • Goof (anachronisms): Lucas McCain's rifle is a modified 1892 .44-40 Winchester, even though the series clearly establishes itself in the 1880s.
  • Lucas McCain was only shown smoking a cigarette once in the series, although Chuck Connors smoked 60 cigarettes a day.
  • In an interview, producer Arnold Laven said that the rifle Chuck Connors used was the same one used by John Wayne in Stagecoach.
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