"Welcome to the McCain Ranch"
If you don't use this map to get around The McCain Ranch.....you'll get lost!
McCain Ranch Messageboard
Do you love The Rifleman as much as we do?
Take the trail to North Fork and stop by The McCain Ranch.
Sit a spell, have Sweeney draw you a beer or maybe a sarsaparilla, it's on the
We'd sure would love to chit chat with you a spell and hear your comments on
this great show!
Lots of fun & games! How much do you know about this great show?
Come on and join the fun!
To 'all' members of the ranch..... thank you for all your support & all you do
for the ranch,
The McCain Ranch / Website / Messageboard.
Lucas, Mark & Cowgirl too, thanks you!
And to all the fans that have contributed to the ranch, Lucas,
Mark & Cowgirl thank you!
*Be sure an
check out the official website of
Table of Contents
The Rifleman Episode Guide List.....
all 168 episodes in detail w/pictures. Come along with Lucas &
Mark and to The McCain Ranch/North Fork and share their stories, their
love, their wisdom and yes their trials and tribulations.
The Rifleman on DVD's
Buyer Beware - The Rifleman DVD's. Be sure
and get your official copies of The Rifleman
Memories ―These are Mark's Story's about all 168 episodes. You have
heard Lucas' Story's now hear Mark's written by Michelle Palmer.
You won't want to miss these stories, they are great!
― This TV Western is set in the 1880's.
Travel along with Jason McCord, the only survivor of the Bitter Creek
He court-martial and stripped of his rank.
Come along with Jason as he travels the country trying to prove he's not
Character Actors Pages Index
―Who appeared in more episodes on The Rifleman then anybody else?
One Timers Only ― Whether they have
appeared one time only or 168 times, they are just as important as the
main characters and/or anyone else involved in The Rifleman.
This is what I call
McCain Ranch Bloopers pages . . . . . Chit Chat on bloopers and things worth mentioning!
There are oodles of blooper pages! Believe it or not, The
Rifleman did have its share of Bloopers! Please feel free to send
you might find interesting. I'll see if I can capture it and add it to
I would like to thank each and everyone of you for participating in this
Keep 'em comin' . . . .
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.
Thanks Donna Hume for this great page!
Blacksmith There were seven different
actors who played Nils or Niles or was it Nels? Was it Swenson/Swensen
or was it Svenson?
Doc Burrage ― The Doc was
a regular character on the show. How many different actors played Doc
Burrage? Can you name them?
Does anyone have any idea what
regiment Lucas was really in during the war? One thing for sure Lucas
was a Lieutenant. . . . Indiana Regiments.
Thanks to Renewed Fan this
Ladies of the Night
―These ladies were not quite as colorful as most of the Ladies of
the Night, but I felt they deserved recognition.
Chuck Connors..... Do you know who the
announcer was in the beginning of The Rifleman episodes? Could
Dick Wesson, announcer of the syndicated intros and announcer for
Walt Disney Presents..... be the guy we have been looking for?
Songs of The Rifleman & more.....
― Under Construction.
168 episodes of Trivia Table of Contents. How much do you think you know
about The Rifleman?
Rifle Section ― How many times
did The Rifleman shoot in the opening scene of the show? Please
click on the rifle to find out the answer! These links pertain to
stories or information about The Rifleman's rifle. These links pertain to stories/information about
The Rifleman's rifle.
Chuck and Arnold Palmer were good
friends, so it was not surprising when Chuck gave Arnold Palmer a rifle from
the TV Series The Rifleman - See where one of the original rifle is
today. Do you know how many rifles there were? Was it 2 or 3 or more
Locations where The
Rifleman was filmed.....
Malibu Creek State Park ―Trail to The McCain Ranch/Map
The McCain Ranch ―
Not Forgotten ―"1958 vs. 2006" "Time Can Stand Still".
20th Century Fox Movie Ranch Before the land for Malibu Creek State Park
was acquired in 1974, it was divided into three parcels belonging to Bob
Hope, Ronald Reagan, and 20th Century Fox. Although the park is still used
for moviemaking, its primarily a haven for day hikers and picnickers.
Thanks Steve G.!
Gone But Not Forgotten ― The Rifleman filming locations
How far did you say it was to the McCain Ranch/North Fork?
'First Wages' episode #112 - 1961
― If you look between the trees you can see a gate. This is the Lower Iverson's Ranch East Gate. For a map at of this area go to the
Iverson Movie Ranch.
They also have a page on Branded from
the episode 'The Vindicator', and
many, many more TV & Movie Sets.
Guest on the set of
Some of the famous ballplayers who visited the set in those days included
future Hall of Famers
Duke Snider, and
Musial. Other Celebrities to drop in on Connors were Gene Autry,
director William Wyler,
Maurice Chevalier, Dodge president
Charleston Heston and his son Fraser
and Oscar Farley.
Chuck and family on
the set of The Rifleman ― Sometimes Chuck's family would visit him on
the set. His sons, Michael, Steven, Jeff & Kevin did appear in some
of the episodes.
'Tension' on the set' ―
Kids on the set of The Rifleman
'The Retired Gun' ―
'The Schoolmaster' ― Bring
your Kids to Work Day
'First Wages' ― Do
you know who the kids are in this episode?
Don Drysdale / George Willeford
Walter O'Malley -
'The Bar Sinister'
The North Fork Church.....
We all know that Lucas read and quoted from
the Bible many of times throughout the episodes. Here are six Parables that
will give you insight to these episodes
'The Sheridan Story'
Traders' 'The Deserter'
'Trial of Hate'
'The Clarence Bibs Story'
The Book of Job ― The story of Job, was one of Sam Peckinpah's favorite
passages from the Bible, which he often recited to his children in times of
crisis. The one In 'Home Ranch' was the Wild West version.
the Co-Stars ― Years ago when I was doing the piddlin' stuff..... for
The Episode Guide List,
I couldn't help but notice some of the
tragedy some of these stars endured. We sometimes see these stars as having
such a glamorous life, but in fact other then material things, their life is
much like ours. I hope you enjoy this section, it was created with the
highest regards to these great actors/actress. Gone but not forgotten!
North Fork Archive.....
On the Rodeo Trail
with the cast of The Rifleman ―
Really great pictures from a rodeo around 1960's. It sure looked like a
lot of fun!
"The Star Stands In" from
'Heller' ― This is an article from Look
Magazine June 21, 1960.
Pardon our dust.....
'The Ordeal' ― Here is a great article about
The Rifleman October 1959 TV Guide.
'The Schoolmaster' -
Children's Playmate Magazine
Coyle Welcomes you to The Skull Ranch ―Don Drysdale & George Willeford
Perils of a
The so-called "advantages" of being a producer' s wife can have very
DANGER IN COY GLANCES OF
Enid Janes leads Chuck Connors into a different danger in a scene from
"Wyoming Story", a two-part ABC-TV Series concluding on Tuesday night's
Italian Actor Studies Baseball ― The
Pittsburgh Press, March 4, 1963
CTV Television Network,
LTD CTV Release ― The TVA Network began operation at the first private
station in Montreal - October 1, 1961. The Canadian Television Network (CTN)
debuts as a second national network. Its name would change to CTV in
A Rifleman Promotional Article
―Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford, TV Stars of The Rifleman
When the West Was Fun ―
This rip-roarin' special brings together some of the greatest Western
heroes, villains and sidekicks ever to ride across the TV screen. This
is a great show and a great page, I bet it will be one of your
ABC's Silver Anniversary
Celebration - A Gathering of Stars ―ABC has gathered up as many former
series stars as they can for a taping to celebrate its anniversary.
Tall in the Saddle ― From the archives
of People Magazine ―November 23, 1992 Vol. 38 No. 21 By Mark Goodman.
Johnny Crawford /
Johnny Crawford, The Rifleman's Coltish Kid,
Saddle Up Again with
Chuck Connors, His TV Dad
From the archives of People Magazine ―
February 19, 1990 Vol. 33 No. 7.
My Brother Johnny Crawford
by Nancy Crawford ―
Jack & Jill Magazine July 1960 ―Curtis Publishing Vintage. I think I'm
pretty lucky. My brother is Mark McCain. At least he's Mark to millions of
people on Tuesday nights, but to me he's Johnny Crawford, blond,
browned-eyed, thirteen years old,and a fine actor. Johnny's all right as a
Joan Taylor Brings Romantic
Interest to ― 'The Rifleman' Series by Pat Morrison The Modesto Bee,
Sunday December 25, 1960.
Movie Collectors World ―
20 Million Miles of Memories
by Paula Parla ― An interview with Joan Taylor (10/17/97).
Western Twist ― This New
Hero Pulls A Rifle Instead of A Pistol ― TV Guide 9/27/58.
McCain Will Stay Single
This is just a snippet from the 1960 TV Guide interview
with Chuck Connors.
TV Viewers to see Dead Wife of The Rifleman
Article for March 19, 1960
Charleroi Mail ― Charleroi, Pennsylvania
The Rifleman series
has a new girl friend, Lou Mallory
AP Press Release
New Romantic Interest for 'The Rifleman' Connors
The Rifleman series has a
new girl friend, Lou Mallory ―
The kiss that never happened or did it?
Rifleman a Popular Show In
Tallahassee or Tokyo ― June 24, 1962
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas
Bigfoot Wallace ― This was a rare made for TV pilot. It
is not available on video and never shown on TV. (This was
proposed in 1957. Had it made it, we may not have Chuck in the part
of Lucas McCain aka The Rifleman)
North Fork Gazette Archive News - out of the past
― You will be leaving The McCain Ranch/Website, but you will be entering a
section on The McCain Ranch messageboard. Please feel free to join us
here at the ranch!
Valentine's Day at The McCain Ranch.....
Lucas McCain ―
Which one of these ladies was your favorite?
Mark McCain ―
With these two girls and in these two episode there was talk of marriage.
― I think Micah enjoyed this relationship with Leota and wanted to keep
the pretense up.
Writer's Corner /
The Rifleman Short Stories
― If you want to read some really good Rifleman stories..... you have
come to the right place. These stories are great and in length. They are
written by fans of The Rifleman.
Welcome to the
The Dugout/The Bull Pen ― Some of the famous
ballplayers who visited the set in those days included future Hall of Famers
Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale, Duke Snider, Stan Musial and Sid Gilman, an American football coach and innovator. Other celebrities to drop in on Connors were Gene Autry, director William Wyler, Maurice Chevalier, Dodgers president Walter O'Malley, and Charlton Heston and his son Fraser.
The Golf Hall of Fame ―Charitable Invitational Golf Tournaments Chuck and Arnold Palmer were good friends, so it was not surprising when Chuck gave Arnold Palmer a rifle from the TV Series
The Rifleman - See where one of
the original rifle is today. Do you know how many rifles there were? Was it 2 or 3 or more original rifles?