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 territory during the 1880s, while raising his son Mark. The Marshall of North Fork has his hands full handling the weekly "bad guys," & it is frequently necessary for Lucas to pick up his modified rapid-action Winchester Rifle to protect himself, his son, and his neighbors.

The Rifleman Season 3 (1960-1961)

3x01 3 3x01 Trail of Hate
Lucas is out for vengeance when Mark is used as a pawn in a bank robbery scheme.
Sep. 27, 1960
3x02 3 3x02 Woman From Hog Ridge
Lucas shoots a horse thief who turns out to be a member of the Boyle clan, and now Ma Boyle is after him.
Oct. 04, 1960
3x03 3 3x03 Seven
Seven condemned murderers escape and take over the town of North Fork.
Oct. 11, 1960
3x04 3 3x04 The Pitchman
When Mark finds gold on their property, a fast-talking salesman who tried to sell Lucas a new lightning rod offers instead to buy the ranch's mineral rights.
Sep. 18, 1960
3x05 3 3x05 Strange Town
Lucas tracks an escaped prisoner to a town that turns out to be run by the gunman's brother, notorious for shooting people in the back.
Oct. 25, 1960
3x06 3 3x06 Baranca
When an outlaw leader lures Marshal Torrance out of town, Lucas is the only one who can stop him from lynching a local man who killed one of the members of his gang.
Nov. 01, 1960
3x07 3 3x07 The Martinet
A former army captain comes to North Fork to kill the man who shot down his son in a gunfight - Lucas McCain.
Nov. 08, 1960
3x08 3 3x08 Miss Milly
A new store owner upsets the town by demanding that all credit accounts be paid off.
Nov. 15, 1960
3x09 3 3x09 Dead Cold Cash
The widow of a bandit killed by Lucas plots a grotesque revenge.
Nov. 22, 1960
3x10 3 3x10 The Schoolmaster
Mark and his friend become trapped in an old mine.
Nov. 29, 1960
3x11 3 3x11 The Promoter
Lucas and Mark attempt to reform a con-man.
Dec. 06, 1960
3x12 3 3x12 The Illustrator
Lucas encourages a drunken artist charged with murder to use his talents to identify the true killer.
Dec. 13, 1960
3x13 3 3x13 The Silent Knife
Lucas and Mark try to persuade a persecuted young mute to return stolen money.
Dec. 20, 1960
3x14 3 3x14 Miss Bertie
A lively old lady arrives in town hot on the trail of a notorious bandit—and the reward money for capturing him.
Dec. 27, 1960
3x15 3 3x15 Six Years and a Day
A doctor seeks revenge on the man he blames for ruining his practice.
Jan. 30, 1961
3x16 3 3x16 Flowers by the Door
Lucas unmasks a killer posing as a door-to-door seed salesman.
Jan. 10, 1961
3x17 3 3x17 Long Trek
Lucas and Marshal Torrance run in trouble transporting a captured killer back to face trial.
Jan. 17, 1961
3x18 3 3x18 The Actress
A deathbed request from an old friend sends Lucas to a neighboring town in search of the man's long-lost sweetheart.
Jan. 24, 1961
3x19 3 3x19 Face of Yesterday
Lucas thinks he has seen a ghost when a young man, eerily similar to a man he killed in the Civil War, challenges him to a gunfight.
Jan. 31, 1961
3x20 3 3x20 The Wyoming Story (1)
Lucas agrees to take a job as a federal undercover agent and goes to Wyoming to investigate rumors of sales of arms to renegade indians. His life is endagered by the town drunk who ...
Feb. 07, 1961
3x21 3 3x21 The Wyoming Story (2)
Mark heads for Wyoming to search for Lucas, who's on the trail of a gang illegally selling weapons to the Indians. (Part 2 of 2)
Feb. 14, 1961
3x22 3 3x22 Closer than a Brother
Lucas looks for answers when recovering alcoholic Micah Torrence returns to the bottle—and turns in his badge.
Feb. 21, 1961
3x23 3 3x23 The Lost Treasure of Canyon Town
In a ghost town, Lucas, Mark and Micah tangle with the Newman family and learn the secret of the town's 20-year-old mystery of a lost gold mine.
Feb. 28, 1961
3x24 3 3x24 Dark Day at North Fork
Blinded in an explosion, Lucas fights despair as he prepares for a meeting with a gun-toting enemy.
Mar. 07, 1961
3x25 3 3x25 The Prisoner
Two ex-Confederate officers seek revenge on Lucas, who served as prison guard during their internment.
Mar. 14, 1961
3x26 3 3x26 Assault
A salesman can't talk his way out of an assault charge.
Mar. 21, 1961
3x27 3 3x27 Short Rope for a Tall Man
Lucas, accused of horse theft, struggles to clear himself before a lynch mob catches up.
Mar. 28, 1961
3x28 3 3x28 The Clarence Bibs Story
A janitor-turned-gunfighter whose reputation hangs on one lucky shot—and a lot of gall.
Apr. 04, 1961
3x29 3 3x29 The Score is Even
Lucas tries to get help when he is shot after witnessing a murder.
Apr. 11, 1961
3x30 3 3x30 The Mescalaro Curse
Lucas is marked for death: he was foreman of a jury that convicted an Apache.
Apr. 18, 1961
3x31 3 3x31 Stopover
Trouble brews at Lucas's when a whisky salesman and a gunfighter fall for the same woman.
Apr. 25, 1961
3x32 3 3x32 The Lonesome Bride
Two pranksters write away for a mail-order bride, using Lucas's name.
May. 02, 1961
3x33 3 3x33 Death Trap
Lucas recognizes Dr. Simon Battle as an ex-gunslinger with whom he once traded shots.
May. 09, 1961
3x34 3 3x34 The Queue
A Chinese man and his son fight prejudice as they try to open a laundry in North Fork.
May. 16, 1961
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