The deserted son of an outlaw gets on the town's bad side after his father is framed for the killing a local banker. He later fits into society as a deputy marshal. When the frame-up is later revealed, the deputy becomes lawless only to be rescued by his reformed father.
Former army Captain Linus Quincannon makes his living as a scout after quitting the army. Quincannon, who is part-Indian, quit the army after a massacre of natives by the 7th Cavalry. Nevertheless, his former commanding officer, Col. Harry Conover, sends for him. He needs his help in tracing and retrieving 800 stolen Henry repeating rifles and 10,000 rounds of ammunition that were captured by the Indians. The colonel informs Quincannon that Indians had inside information about the real contents of the supply transport. The transport was disguised to look as an ordinary supply run but the Indians knew what was in the barrels. The rifles were en route to Fort Smith where Capt. Bell is in charge. Quincannon is also told that an army payroll was taken. Having lived among natives, Quincannon knows they have no use for money. This suggests that someone at Fort Smith might be involved. The colonel asks Quincannon to go there and investigate the matter and possibly retrieve the stolen rifles ...Written by