While traveling back to North Fork on the stage after selling their herd, Lucas and Mark are sharing the stage with a Marshal and his prisoner Johnny Cotton. When they stop to water the horses, some of Cotton's friends are lying in wait. Cotton steals the money Lucas got for the cattle and his rifle. He sends Mark on with the stage but tracks the robbers as best he can given that he doesn't have a horse or a weapon. Written by
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When Johnny Cotton gets the jump on McCain from atop a high area on rocks he is setting with his right knee up and left left flat on the rock. When the shot goes to a close up both knees were up. In addition from afar he says "Hi McCain" though his lips do not move. See more
That's a fine lookin' rifle your pa's got there! I don't think I've ever seen a lever action quite like that one.
My Pa made it himself.
What's it used for?
That's alright what it's for! My Pa's the best shot in the world!
Mark, I told you not to brag so much on that.
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his riffle and then stares into the camera. See more