The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV Series  |   |  Family, Western

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


  • Jack Kenny in The Rifleman (1958)
  • Billy E. Hughes in The Rifleman (1958)
  • Agnes Moorehead as Miss Bertie, episode 90, Original Air Date: 12/27/1960
  • The Rifleman: Johnny Crawford and Chuck Connors
  • The Rifleman: Johnny Crawford at the 20th Century Fox Ranch, known today as Malibu Creek State Park, 1958

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Cast & Crew

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Did You Know?


In the pilot for the series, by Sam Peckinpah (originally written for Gunsmoke (1955) but turned down for that show), Chuck Connors' character was named John McCain, not Lucas McCain, and he didn't have a son. It was producer Arnold Laven's idea to make McCain a widower with a son. Also, McCain was ... ...


Mark McCain: Pa!


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


Plot Summary


Family | Western

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