"The Rifleman"
Casualty list

"There was a lot of violence on The Rifleman. We once figured out that I killed on the average of two and a half people per show. That's a lot of violence," Chuck recalled with conviction.

This was taken from Chuck Connors "The Man Behind the Rifle"
by David Fury, Artist's Press

Any updates/corrections will have a in front of the episode.

Episode

Lucas

 Other

By who?

Total body count

1.   Sharpshooter

3

2

  Big Jim Lewis shot/killed Wes Tippert,
  Lucas shot/killed Carl Lamprey, and the
  cowboy setting at the table who worked for
  Big Jim.  
  Vernon shot/killed the man behind the door
  (Archie Butler).  Lucas killed Big Jim and
  Vernon was shot in the hand.  

5

   2.   Home Ranch

0

0

  No one was shot or killed 

0

   3.   End of a Young Gun

2

1

  Lucas and Will Fulton shot and killed Hank
  Fulton, Mel Carter, and a third member of the
  gang. 

3

4.   The Marshal

1

3

  Lloyd Carpenter shot and killed Sheriff Fred
  Thomlinson.  Lucas killed Flory, Andrew shot
  Lucas twice and Micah killed Andrew & Lloyd.

4

   5.   The Brother-in-law

0

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

   6.   Eight Hours to Die

0

3

  Ephram Burton was killed by hanging, the
  hangman and Judge Martin Harlow were shot
  and killed by Zephaniah Burton, Zephaniah
  died from complications of a head injury

4

   7.   Duel of Honor

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

   8.   The Safe Guard

1

4

  Floyd Doniger shot and killed the 3
  bank robbers and 1 citizen of North Fork,
  Lucas shot and killed Floyd. 

5

   9.   The Sister

2

1

  Lucas shot and killed Earl Battle and Roy
  Thursby and both of the Snipe brothers shot
  and killed Injun Adams. 

3

  10.  New Orleans Menace

1

1

  Lucas shot and killed one of the Czars men,
  Xavier shot and killed the Czar.

2

  11.  The Apprentice Sheriff

1

  Dan Willard shot and killed Sandy Dixon,
  Kealy Thompson shot Dan in the hand, Lucas
  shot Kealy in the hand.

1

  12. The Angry Gun

3

1

  Abe Jordan shot and wounded the Marshal,
  Blade Kelly died in a struggle with Lucas,
  Lucas killed Jordan by causing a rock fall, then
  he shot and killed Johnny Cotton.

3

  13. Young Englishman

2

1

  Lucas shot and killed the Line Boss and Cy
  Parker, Lord Jeremy Ashford was shot and
  wounded in the shoulder, Lucas shot and
  wounded Waggoner then Ashford shot and
  killed Waggoner.

3

  14. The Gaucho

1

1

  Manolo uses his bolo to kill Ned Dunnell,
  Lucas accidentally stabs and kills Manolo. 

2

  15. The Pet

1

1

  Haskins shot and wounded Flecker who
  shortly thereafter succumbed to the wounds
  and died, Lucas shot and killed Haskins.

2

  16. The Sheridan Story

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  17. The Retired Gun

2

 2 Micah
1 Wes
1 RR Ranch hand

  A Rolling R Ranch hand was shot and killed by
  the Bailey gang, Joe Logan and Wes Carney
  were shot and wounded, the Bailey gang were
  all shot and killed (5 in the gang).  Lucas shot and
  killed two members of the gang.

6

  18. The Photographer

0

1

  Bart Jameson shot and killed Jess Whiteside.

1

  19. Shivaree

0

0

  Derek Hanaway shot, wounding Chet Packard.

0

  20. The Deadeye Kid

1

1

  Jackson shot and killed Cramer, Lucas shot and
  killed Jackson. 

2

  21. The Indian

0

0

  Sam Buckhart shot, wounding Tub and Gorman.

0

  22. The Boarding House

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  23. The Second Witness

0

1

  Brad Davis shot and killed a witness.

1

  24. The Trade

1

0

  Lucas shot and killed Hamp Ferris.

1

  25. One Went to Denver

0

3

  Eban shot and killed Tommy and Sammy,
  Micah shot and killed Naylor.

3

  26. The Deadly Wait

1

  Dan Maury shot and wounded Lucas twice,
  Micah shot and killed Maury.

1

  27. The Wrong Man

0

1

  Jay Jefferson shot and killed Curly Smith.

1

  28. The Challenge

2

  The Professor shot and killed Jake Pardee,
  Davey Pardee shot and killed the Professor.

2

  29. The Hawk

0

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

  30. Three Legged Terror

0

0

  Lucas shot, wounding Gus Fremont.

0

  31. The Angry Man

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

32. The Woman

0

1

  Jed shot his father in the back.  

1

  33. The Money Gun

0

1

  Asa Manning shot and killed Tom King. 

1

  34. A Matter of Faith

1

0

  Lucas shot and killed Hode Evans. 

1

  35. Blood Brother

0

1

  John Stoddard was shot in Talbot City and died
  in North Fork from his wound.

1

  36. Stranger at Night

0

1

  Artemus Quarles killed a drifter with a blade.

1

  37. The Raid

6

1

  Lucas shot and killed one of the raiding Apache,
  the Apache shot and killed one member of the
  posse with an arrow and wounded another,
  Lucas shot and killed another of the raiding
  Apache, when Lucas came upon the Apache
  camp, he shot and killed Artak and two other
  Indians, and strangled Chaqua to death.

7

  38. Outlaw’s Inheritance

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  39. Boomerang

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.  Sam Elder died of a
  heart attack.

0

  40. The Mind Reader

1

1

  Joe Hyatt shot and killed John Hallager, Lucas
  shot and killed Joe.

2

  41. The Patsy

3

0

  Sully Hobbs shot and wounded Sam Barrows,
  Lucas shot and killed Sully, Doke Marvin and
  Lafe Oberly.

3

  42. Bloodlines    

2

1

  Lucas shot the pistol out of Stump Malakie’s
  hand,  Ben Malakie accidentally shot and killed
  Stump, the Malakie’s shot and killed Henry
  Trumble, Lucas shot and wounded Daniel but
  killed Jud, Micah shot and wounded Pop and
  Ben. 

3

  43. The Blowout

2

2

  Lucas shot and wounded Jake Porter & killed
  Ross Porter, Ben Waller shot and killed the
  youngest Porter brother, Jake shot and killed Al
  Walker, then Lucas shot and killed Jake.

4

  44. Obituary

0

3

  Ben Russell shot and grazed Panama Billings’
  face, Panama shot and killed Ben, Billy Benson
  shot and killed Panama, Lucas shot and
  wounded Billy’s hand, Billy shot and killed
  Byron Claremont.

3

  45. Tension

0

3

  Sid Halpern (a.k.a. Roy Coleman) and Clemmie
  Martin shot and killed each other, Gavin Martin
  fell on a pitchfork during a fight and died.

3

  46. Eddie’s Daughter

1

0

  Lucas shot and killed Albie.

1

  47. Panic

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  48. Ordeal

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

  49. Spiked Rifle

0

4

  Clay Fallmont was shot and killed by Austin
  Stark’s gang, Stark killed his two partners, a
  Willow Springs citizen shot and killed Stark,
  Lucas shot and wounded the citizen.  

4

  50. Letter of the Law

2

2

  Davis shot and wounded Micah in the shoulder,
  Fred Harris shot and killed Davis, Galt shot and
  killed Harris, Lucas shot and killed Karl Galt
  and Brett Stocker. 

4

  51. Legacy

1

  Pop Simmons died resulting from cardiac
  problems aggravated by the Mitchell boys.

1

  52. The Baby Sitter

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  53. The Coward

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  54. The Surveyors

1

  Len killed Elliott.

1

  55. Day of the Hunter

1

  A bear killed Cass Callicott. 

1

  56. Mail Order Groom

0

  Jess Profit shot and wounded John Jupiter,
  Lucas shot the gun out of Jess’s hand.

0

  57. A Case of Identity

0

  Lucas shot and killed Lon Perry.

1

  58. The Visitor

0

2

  Pete Morgan suffocated Ann Dodd’s uncle and
  Jenny Morgan accidentally shot and killed Pete.

2

  59. The Hero

3

1

  Colly Vane shot and killed The Domino Kid in
  the back when the Kid reached for his gun,
  Dorn shot Colly in the back but only caught his
  shoulder, Lucas killed Dorn and the other 2
  gunslingers.

4

  60. The Horse Traders

0

  Lucas wounded Jonas Winters. 

0

  61. The Spoiler

1

1

  Joey Merrick was stabbed in the back by Brud
  Evans, Lucas shot and killed Brud.

2

  62. Heller

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

63. The Grasshopper

3

  The Marshal killed one of the bad guys.  Walt
  Ryerson shot/killed Marshal Dixon,
  Johnny Denver shot/killed a passenger, Johnny
  shot Nathaniel Cameron in the arm, Lucas shot
  and killed Johnny.

4

  64. A Time for Singing

2

4

  Spence Hadley & his gang killed the new
  preacher and his wife (The Gethers), Lucas shot
  and killed Bro Hadley and Walt Durkins,
  Spence Hadley accidentally shot and killed his
  wife Laurie, Dan shot and killed Spence.      

6

  65. The Deserter

0

0

  Ben Haskell was shot and wounded.

0

  66. The Vision

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

  67. Lariat

0

2

  Someone shot and killed Fred, Lariat Jones shot
  and killed Matt Wymerman.

2

  68. Smokescreen

1

  Marge Crandall was strangled to death by
  Roger Quenten.

1

  69. Shotgun Man

0

1

  Beaumont shot and killed Gus, Lucas shot and
  wounded Beaumont.

1

70. Sins of the Father

1

2

  Two by Andy Moon, Shep & Rafe Coleman.
  Tom Coleman was shot by Lucas.  

3

71. The Prodigal

3

3

  Billy St John & his sidekick, Luis was
  shot/killed, Lucas shot and killed Stinger and
  Santos and one other cowboy who came from
  the back of the house was killed and Christine
  Havecourt, Billy's mother passed away.

6

  72. The Four-flushers

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  73. The Jailbird

0

1

  Eli Manse killed his pa with a pipe. 

1

  74. Meeting at Midnight

2

0

  Lucas shot and killed Schroeder and Morgan.

  75. Nora

0

1

  Nora Sanford shot and killed Jude Nichols. 

1

  76. The Hangman

1

  Eben Muchen by Harold Tenner.

1

  77. Trail of Hate

0

1

  Stark shot and killed Cougar, before Cougar
  died he shot, wounding Noley.

1

  78. Woman from Hog Ridge

0

  Lucas shot and killed Hoyt Boyle.

1

79. Seven

1

6

  2 prison guards were killed.  Micah shot & killed
  2 of the prisoners (Archie Butler & Hoke) and
  hits one prisoner on the head (Gibbons), If you
  figure he's dead.  Dorf shot and killed Frost,
  Lucas shot and killed Dorf.
  (2 prisoners gave up (Joe Benson & mystery
  cowboy).

7

  80. The Pitchman

0

  Lucas shot, wounding Marsh. 

0

  81. Strange Town

1

1

  Lucas shot, wounding Bletch Droshek and killed
  Marshal Truce, Ott Droshek shot and killed
  Bletch.

2

  82. Baranca

2

  Pedro Sanchez was shot/killed by Hadley and
  Eddie, Hadley’s partner was shot/killed
  Baranca.

2

  83. The Martinet

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

  84. Miss Milly

1

1

  Lucas and Micah shot and killed Jack Adams
  and Marty Ryan.

2

  85. Dead Cold Cash

1

0

  Sarah Caruthers by natural causes and Lucas
  shot and killed Stacey Belden.

2

  86. The Schoolmaster

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  87. The Promoter

0

1

  Reuben Miles shot and killed Jack Scully.

1

  88. The Illustrator

1

1

  Sam the tailor was killed by Ben Travis and then
  Ben by Lucas.

2

  89. The Silent Knife

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  90. Miss Bertie

0

0

  Lucas wounded Duke Jennings.

0

  91. Six Years and a Day

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  92. Flowers by the Door

1

1

  The woman killed in the beginning by Jason
  Gowdy and Gowdy by Lucas.

2

  93. Long Trek

0

1

  Stanley died drinking dirt.

1

  94. The Actress

0

1

  Jacob Black died from a buckboard accident.

1

  95. Face of Yesterday

0

2

  Simon Clay shot and killed Bradshaw and
  Holmes, Lucas shot, wounding Simon.

2

  96. The Wyoming Story – part 1

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

  97. The Wyoming Story – part 2

2

1

  Ross and Forbes McKee had beaten Aggie, she
  later died of her injuries, Ross shot, wounding
  Marshal Burks, Lucas shot and killed McKee
  and Ross

3

 98. Closer than a Brother

0

  No one was shot but Micah did break a bottle
  of whiskey over Ansel’s head.

0

 99. The Lost Treasure of Canon
  Town

1

 James Newman died when the mine caved in.

1

 100. Dark Day at North Fork

1

0

  Lucas shot and killed Jack Solby.

1

 101. The Prisoner

2

0

  Lucas stabbed Corporal Troc with a sharpened
  steak bone, then shot and killed Major King.

2

 102. The Assault

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 103. Short Rope for a Tall Man

0

4

  Someone killed two of Ben Crown’s men,
  Charlie Crown shot Schneider in the back and
  killed him, Ben Crown shot and killed Charlie

4

 104. The Clarence Bibs Story

1

  Clarence Bibs shot and killed Pretty Man
  Longden.

1

  105. The Score is Even

1

1

  Lucas was grazed by a bullet over his right eye,
  shot by outlaw “Jax” (Adam Williams).
 
Jax shot and killed a prospector.
  Jax got killed when the rifle backfired?  (I'm
  gonna mark this one up for Lucas)

2

 106. The Mescalero Curse

1

4

  Juan Mogollon died by hanging, someone ran
  down a drunk, killing him; Jake died of fright
  after drinking coffee laced with loco weed,
  Shadow trampled Lobo to death, Lucas shot
  and killed Juan’s father.

5

 107. Stopover

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 108. The Lonesome Bride

0

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

 109. Death Trap

1

2

  Simon Battle shot and killed Stacey and Sag,
  Lucas shot and killed Britt, Battle shot Spicers’
  gun out of his hand 

3

 110. The Queue

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

111. Vaqueros

4

0

  Lucas killed Angelo by hitting him on the head
  with a pistol the old man gave him. 
Lucas
  shot/killed Lazaro with Angelo's pistol and
  Miguel, Ramos with his rifle.

4

 112. First Wages

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

113. Sheer Terror

2

1

  Lucas shot and killed Sloane and Andy and
  Micah killed Harris the buffalo hunter.

3

 114. The Stand-In

0

2

  Taylor wounded Rudy Croft who later died of
  his wounds, Potter shot and killed Taylor.

2

 115. The Journey Back

1

1

  Will Carney killed Lt. Vaughn, Lucas shot and
  killed Carney.

2

116. The Decision

1

2

  Corey Hazelett shot and killed Joey Frances,
  Micah shot and killed Corey’s cousin Harry
  Derbers, Lucas shot and killed Carl Hazelett.

3

 117. Knight Errant

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 118. Honest Abe

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 119. The Long Goodbye

1

0

  Lucas shot and killed Debo Lee.

1

 120. The Shattered Idol

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

121. Long Gun from Tucson


1
 

3

  Lucas, Henry Waller, Eddie Halstead, and Nils
  Swenson, were in a shoot-out with John
  Holliver, Deecie, and Holliver's other two
  gunmen, all of the Holliver gang were shot and
  killed.


  Some say differently 2 for Lucas & 2 for others.

4

 122. The High Country

1

0

  Lucas accidentally shot and killed Gorwin
  Morgan.

1

 123. A Friend in Need

0

  Lucas shot and killed Carl Avery.

1

 124. Skull

2

0

  Lucas shot and killed Hoyt Coyle & Pascal.
  Lucas knocked the one cowboy (Archie Butler)
  off his horse.  Not sure if he survived the fall or
  not.

2

 125. The Princess

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 126. Gun Fire             

4

2

  Gordo’s gang shot and killed the US Marshal
  from Denver and Ben Johnson, Nils was shot
  and wounded, Lucas was shot and wounded,
  Micah was shot and wounded twice, Lucas shot
  and killed one of Gordo’s men,  Karl Hollis,
  Dave Chester and Charlie Gordo.

6

 127. The Quiet Fear

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 128. Sporting Chance

0

0

  Lucas shot wounding Chuley Carr. 

0

 129. A Young Man’s Fancy

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 130. Man from Salinas

1

1

  Dave Foley smothered Rudy Gray with a pillow,
  although he was originally shot by Lucas for
  robbing the North Fork Bank.  Dave Foley
  was later shot & killed by Lucas.

2

 131. Two Ounces of Tin

0

  Lucas shot and killed Tip Corey.

1

 132. The Deadly Image

1

2

  Earl Bantry shot and killed Ab Richards, he also
 shot and killed K.C., Lucas shot and killed Earl

3

 133. The Debt

0

  Reynolds shoots and wounds Abe Merar.

0

 134. Tin Horn

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 135. None So Blind

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 136. The Jealous Man

2

0

  Andy Travis shot and wounded Jake Owens.
  Lucas shot and killed Andy and Simms.

2

 137. Guilty Conscience

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 138. Day of Reckoning

2

0

  Lucas shot and killed Willie & Charley Breen.

2

 139. The Day a Town Slept

1

1

  Lucas shot and killed Ben Judson, Micah shot
  and killed Bob Barrett.

2

 140. Millie’s Brother

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 141. Outlaw’s Shoes

2

  Lucas was shot and wounded by George Vale.
  Joe and Frank Wieden shot and killed Vale
  and Jeems. 

2

 142. The Executioner

2

1

  Lucas shot and killed Sanchez, Brooks shot
  Russell Ganaway in the back, it killed him,
  Lucas then shot and killed Brooks.

3

 143. Waste – part 1

1

0

  Lucas used a shovel to kill Horse Teeth Looker.

1

 144. Waste – part 2

3

0

  Lucas shot and killed Ear Digger and Sleeper,
  then he had to shoot and kill Alphonso.

3

 145. Lou Mallory

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 146. Quite Night, Deadly Night

1

0

  Lucas accidentally shot and killed Lee Coyle.

 147. Death Never Rides Alone

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.  

0

 148. I Take This Woman

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

 149. The Assailants

2

1

  Lucas shoots and kills Colby, then he wounds
  Price, Price accidentally shoots and kills Will
  and then dies himself.

3

 150. Mark’s Rifle

0

0

  Lucas shot and wounded Marty Blair.

0

 151. The Most Amazing Man

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 152. Squeeze Play

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 153. Gun Shy

1

1

  While Mark and Fred were fighting over the
  rifle, it went off and killed Charlie, Lucas shot
  and killed Vantine.

2

154. The Anvil Chorus

1

0

  Lucas shot/killed Stagg.

1

 155. Conflict

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 156. Incident at Line Shack Six

0

2

  John Gangling shot and killed Charlie, Vale shot
  and killed Gangling.

2

 157. Suspicion

0

1

  Both Rand and Winslow claim to have
  killed Matt Larson but in reality Larson died
  from a snake bite.

 

 158. The Sidewinder

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 159. The Sixteenth Cousin

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 160. Hostages to Fortune

1

1

  Micah shot and killed Sylvester. Lucas shot and
  killed Joe. 

2

 161. And the Devil Makes Five

0

1

  Micah shot and killed Scully Potter.

1

 162. End of the Hunt

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 163. The Bullet

1

1

  Lucas shot and killed a hired gun, the Marshal
  shot and killed Griff.

2

164. Requiem at Mission Springs

3

1

  Dove killed the prison guard.  Lucas shot and
  killed Smiley, Dove, & Rance.

4

 165. The Guest

1

0

  Lucas shot and killed Mario Rosati.

1

 166. Old Man Running

2

1

  Lou Mallory shot and killed Littleboy Sherman,
  Lucas shot and killed Jeb Sherman and Bob
  Sherman.

3

 167. Which Way Did They Go?

0

0

  No one was shot or killed. 

0

 168. Old Tony

0

0

  No one was shot or killed.

0

 

A 'BIG' thank you goes out to Donna Hume for this labor of love,
thank you from The McCain Ranch, Lucas Mark & Cowgirl too!  

 

Here is what Renewed Fan figured out.....I did a quick tally on the body count that Cowgirl just posted. If my math is right, there were 245 killings in the 168 episodes - an average of 1.46 per episode. It looks like Lucas was responsible for only about 1/2 of the mayhem. The most blood drenched episode was The Raid (7) with The Retired Gun, and A Time for Singing both scoring 6. The Safe Guard and The Mescalero Curse each came limping in with a piddling 5.

This is a lot less than Chuck Connor's estimate of 2.5 per episode, on average.  Thanks Renewed Fan!




I think Lucas killed 109 people with 2 gunfights being too close to call. I would credit him with 2 of the 4 in Long Gun from Tucson and 2 or 3 of the 5 from The Retired gun, a total of 113 or 114...which is more than all the other gunfighters in the real west and probably more than any TV hero including the Matt Dillon and the Lone Ranger who were around for quite a while including radio and TV...but still far less than 2 and 1/2 per show. I broke it down by year and Lucas killed:

1.  About 30 in first season (figuring 2 in the Retired Gun)
2.  24 in season 2
3.  14 in season 3 (interesting that the least violent season did poorly in the ratings)
4.  About 29 in season 4 in 32 shows, the most violent season per show at least for Lucas (figuring 2 killed in Long Gun from Tucson)
5. 16 in 26 episodes in season 5

GREAT, GREAT job by Donna! Thanks from me (cowgirl) and Renewed Fan anyhow (lol) plus hundreds of other Rifleman fans.
I'm sure that must have taken some serious time.   Thanks Sweeney!

 

Also, it must be kept in mind that there are probably a dozen references to earlier killings by Lucas scattered throughout the series. Think about, for example, The Martinet, Dead Cold Cash (?), and Face from Yesterday.   Thanks Renewed Fan!
 

Thanks to Jim F. for some new updates!

Thanks Ann Marie for the correction to 'Sins of the Father' & 'Seven'

  In 'Boomerang' Sam Elder died of a heart attack.  Cowgirl!

 

“How many times was Lucas McCain shot?" Thanks "the drifter!"

 

'The Marshal' - Andrew shot Lucas twice.

'The Deadly Wait' - Dan Maury shot Lucas twice while chopping wood. 

'The Score is Even' - Lucas was grazed by a bullet over his right eye, shot by outlaw “Jax” (Adam Williams).

'Gun Fire' - Lucas was shot as he ran out of the saloon to face the gunfire.

'Outlaw's Shoes' - Lucas was shot and wounded by George Vale.

 

'The Boarding House' - Lucas got cut in the shoulder and on the forearm while fighting with Fallon. That was the only time he actually got hurt with a knife. Thanks Ann Marie!

 

In 'Gun Shy' Lucas tells Mark a story about cutting his hand with a knife when he was a boy.....

 "You know son...when I was a boy...your grandpa gave me a knife. It was something I had been yearning for, for a long time."  "My mother didn't want me to have it. Anyway, I found me a choice piece of wood and I set out carving a pipe rack for my Pa. I guess I got careless because the knife slipped and I cut myself. It was a bad cut. I threw the knife down and just ran home. It took a long time to stop the bleeding. But when it did stop.....my Pa asked me where that knife was. I told him I never wanted to see it again.  You know what he did? He told me to go out and find it. Well I found it alright, the only thing was, I couldn't pick it up. I just stood there and looked down at it, until my Ma came along. She picked it up...she closed it...she put it in my hand.  And she looked at me and she said...'I'm not afraid anymore son and you mustn't be'."  Thanks "the drifter!"

 

Now available on Kindle..... Chuck Connors.....The Man Behind the Rifle by David Fury
Edited version of the 1997 book, with lots of new photos, and also a complete Rifleman episode/plot synopsis guide.

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