It looks like Chuck did not have a screw for the pilot of The Rifleman — The Sharpshooter.....he had some kind of stud in the trigger guard, instead. The lever loop appears to be a little smaller, too.
This photo is from Lucas' first attempt at winning the turkey shoot, in The Sharpshooter, not the opening sequence of the series.
You wanna chit chat about the rifle ~ maybe The Rifleman..... just drop Shawn a line!
Thanks Shawn for this great piece of info.
Be sure and check out Shawn's other pages.....
flip pictures - page 1
flip pictures - page 2
The 'Other' weapons in The Rifleman.....
John Wayne's Stagecoach rifle
The Rifle Index page