The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.
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Airs Sat. Feb. 20, 6:00 AM on AMC

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1963   1962   1961   1960   1959   1958  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

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 Lucas McCain / ... (168 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Mark McCain (168 episodes, 1958-1963)
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 Marshal Micah Torrance / ... (150 episodes, 1958-1963)
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Storyline

Widower Lucas McCain can fire a round with his specially modified Winchester in three-tenths of a second. Added to his high moral code and resolve enable him to help Marshal Micah Torrance maintain order in town while raising his son, Mark, on a ranch near North Fork, New Mexico. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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30 September 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El hombre del rifle  »

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(168 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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4:3
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Trivia

In some of the episodes, note that Lucas McCain (without any connection or relevance to the plot) will handle and fire his rifle with equal precision, sometimes with his right hand, and other times with his left hand. An explanation has never been given for this ambidextrous ability. See more »

Goofs

Lucas McCain's rifle is a modified 1892 .44-40 Winchester, even though the series clearly establishes itself in the 1880s. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mark McCain: Pa!
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Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Bloodlust! (1994) See more »

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Rifleman not good? No way Hosea!
16 April 2004 | by (Mooresville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

I don't agree with that rating above. The Rifleman is very very good. If you haven't ever seen the show, don't think that it's crummy. Sure it's got some pretty traumatic moments, but it's an awesome show. The way that the actors interacted with one another was so good. The characters loved each other, but so did the actors. Chuck Connors was the perfect portrayal of Lucas McCain, and the same goes for Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix. Although most outlaws come to North Fork left in a pine box, that doesn't make the show cheesy, corny, fake, whatever. It was a very sweet, realistic show, and it was one of THE best, period. Signed, Stephanie


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