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The Rifleman (1958–1963)

TV Series  |   |  Family, Western

Episode Guide
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The adventures of a Wild West rancher wielding a customized rapid fire Winchester rifle and his son.


  • The Rifleman (1958)
  • John Anderson in The Rifleman (1958)
  • Chuck Connors and Paul Fix in The Rifleman (1958)
  • The Rifleman (1958)
  • Warren Oates and Robert J. Wilke in The Rifleman (1958)

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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!


The hair styles worn by most of the men and many of the women during the series reflect the 1950s/1960s filming of the program rather than its 1880s setting.


Plot Summary


Family | Western

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