John has a contract to deliver 500 head of cattle to the Army at $10 per head but he has trouble finding enough cattle on the ranch to fill it. He offers to buy cattle from smaller ranchers for $7.50 but learns they are forced to sell their cattle to Dolph Tanner at a price he sets - $3.50. After killing an Apache, they find he had a new Spencer repeating rifle. John tries to change the local ranchers mind about selling to him but with no luck. At the same time Buck surmises that Tanner is selling the rifles to the Apaches in return for protection from them. At the High Chaparral Victoria has Vaquero take down John's first wife's wind chimes. John starts to stop it but relents realizing Victoria is now his wife. Tanner's foreman is killed by Manolito after he kills a rancher. It sets the stage for a showdown with Tanner in a ravine. Tanner tries to stampede his cattle through John's blockade plus he has the Apaches with their Spencers shooting at Cannon's men from above. Hearing the ... Written by
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Tanner is said to be selling Spencer rifles to the Apache. The rifle described as a Spencer is actually a Model of 1866 Winchester mocked up to resemble an 1860 Henry, neither of which remotely resembled a Spencer. See more