Ed's Rifle Page
I have been a Rifleman fan since 1962 when I was 5.
I bought a Rossi 92 back in the 80's, which was a foreign made knock off of the famed Winchester 92. This rifle came with an optional lever loop, which I ordered and had installed, that wasn't quite as large as Lucas's, but one look and people know from where the idea came from. My Rossi, which has a barrel a little shorter than "the" rifle,
holds 10 shots, so Lucas could have held 11-12 bullets quite easily in his rifle.
More info on the Rifleman's rifle, taken from leverguns.com:
In Spain in 1929 , the company of Gárate y Anitúa made a copy of the Model
92 Winchester in .44-40 called "El Tigre". These were a very close (if not
exact) copy of the Model 92.
Apparently made by the thousands, these were available in the US in the
1950's and 60's for relatively little money. Chuck Connors carried one in
his scabbard on the show "The Rifleman" ... it was used as the saddle gun
and for scenes where the gun may get banged around a bit .... saving the
more valuable Winchester '92 for the close-up scenes.
From sixguns.com regarding the Winchester 92's bullet capacity:
"Over its long life, the Model '92 would be made in barrel lengths from
fourteen to thirty-one inches, however the twenty-inch carbine model,
holding eleven cartridges in its tubular magazine was pretty much the
Thanks Ed for sharing these pictures with us and also your TV guide collection.
Looking forward to seeing the pictures of you with you Rifleman's rifle!
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