The Rifleman (1958–1963)

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The adventures of a Wild West rancher who wields a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle.

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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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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)  »

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El hombre del rifle  »

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(168 episodes)

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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In an interview, producer Arnold Laven said that the rifle Chuck Connors used was the same one used by John Wayne in Stagecoach (1939). See more »

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

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[repeated line]
Mark McCain: Pa!
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mitchell (1993) See more »

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One of the coolest Westerns ever to come out of the 50's!
1 August 2000 | by (Chapel Hill,North Carolina) – See all my reviews

After some people thought that Chuck Conners as the "bad guy" in such films as "The Big Country",it was quickly misjudged by his character when he played Lucas McCain in "The Rifleman". The show was centered around him and his son Mark in the town of Northfolk. But the coolest thing on that show was that Winchester rifle he had,and he could fire at any range from it!!! He never used a six shooter. The way he took on the baddies with that rifle was the absolute trademark of that show which was one of the coolest and most exciting TV westerns ever to come out of the 1950's,and to this day it still holds up to other TV westerns that would endure years later. A great classic from that golden age of grand TV.


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