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Archie has been in more episodes then anybody with the exception of the regular cast,
he was always working on and off the screen.

Here is a list of the episodes that I have 'spotted' Archie in, although we do know that he has done a lot of work behind the scenes.....

1. The Sharpshooter as one of Big Jim's gang

4.  The Marshal as a cowboy in town

5.  The Brother-in-Law as a cowboy on the fence

7.  Duel of Honor one of Groder's friends at the duel

9.  The Sister as a cowboy watching the fight

10. New Orleans Menace' as one of the townsmen.
     He also is one of Czar men holding the man who
     is getting whipped. (The man on the right)

11. The Apprentice Sheriff as one of Thompson's men

14. The Gaucho as a cowboy in town

15. The Pet - As a cowboy coming out of
     the store in the beginning of the episode

20. Dead-eyed Kid as one of the cowboys looking
     for Mahoney

21. The Indian as a Barfly

23. The Second Witness as a cowboy in town

24. The Trade riding shotgun on the stagecoach

25. One Went to Denver as a cowboy riding a
     horseback

26. The Deadly Wait as a cowboy in town

27. The Wrong Man as cowboy playing the shell game

30. Three Legged Terror as a cowboy at the picnic

32. The Woman as a cowboy in the hotel lobby

33. Money Gun as a cowboy in town

35. Blood Brother as a card player in the saloon

38. Outlaw's Inheritance rides shotgun/stagecoach

39. Boomerang as customer in bank

40. The Mind Reader cowboy drawing the question

42. Bloodlines cowboy outside the saloon

44. Obituary as a cowboy on a horseback in town

49. Spiked Rifle as a Barfly

50. Letter of the Law as a cowboy on horseback

53. The Coward as a cowboy on the cattle drive

56. Mail Order Groom as a cowboy on horseback

58. The Visitor as a Barfly

59. The Hero as a cowboy in the crowd

64. A Time for Singing as a cowboy in church

65. The Deserter as a soldier

67.  Lariat as Barfly

68.  Smokescreen as a cowboy in town

69.  Shotgun Man as a cowboy in town

70.  Sins of the Father as a cowboy in town

72.  The Four-flushers as a cowboy in the race

73.  The Jailbird as a cowboy on a horseback

74.  Meeting at Midnight as cowboy on horseback

75. Nora as a card player in the saloon

76.  Hangman as cowboy on horseback

78.  Woman from Hog Ridge as a cowboy in town

79.  Seven' as one of the prisoners
      
The "Seven" Prisoners

82.  Baranca as a cowboy playing cards in the saloon

84.  Miss Milly as a cowboy riding a horse

 85.  Dead Cold Cash as a cowboy in town

87.  The Promoter as a cowboy in the shooting contest

88.  The Illustrator as a Barfly

89.  The Silent Knife as a Barfly

90.  Miss Bertie as a cowboy unloading the stage

94.  The Actress as a cowboy in town

95.  Face of Yesterday as a Barfly

98.  Closer than a Brother as a Barfly

100. Dark Day at North Fork as the cowboy driving
       the buckboard that almost hit Lucas in town

101. The Prisoner as a Barfly

102. The Assault as a cowboy in the crowd

104. The Clarence Bibs Story as a cowboy in the crowd

108. Lonesome Bride as the cowboy who helped
         Mary Woodson off the stage

118. Honest Abe as a Barfly

120. The Shattered Idol as a cowboy on horseback

121. Long Gun from Tucson - as the bartender

122. The High Country as one of the mountain men

124. Skull one of the cowboys from the Skull Ranch

125. The Princess as a cowboy in town tipping his hat
       to a lady

128. The Sporting Chance as a cowboy in town

131. Two Ounces of Tin as a cowboy in town

134. The Tinhorn as one of the card players

135. None So Blind as a cowboy in town

139. The Day a Town Slept as a cowboy in town

140. Millie's Brother - Card Player in the saloon

141. Outlaw's Shoes as a cowboy in Red Creek

145. Lou Mallory as a cowboy carrying a chair into the
       hotel & as a Barfly

146. Quiet Night, Deadly Night as a cowboy in town

147. Death Never Rides Alone as a Barfly

148. I Take this Woman the cowboy who helps
         O'Flarrety lift the wagon

149. The Assailants as the coach driver for the Senator

150. Mark's Rifle as a cowboy in the crowd

151. The Most Amazing Man as a cowboy in the crowd

152. Squeeze Play as a cowboy in the crowd

153. Gun Shy as a cowboy helping with the luggage

154. Anvil Chorus as the cowboy sitting outside the
       saloon

155. Conflict as a cowboy wiping off the tables in the bar
       of the Mallory Hotel

159. The Sixteenth Cousin as a cowboy watching the fight

164. Requiem at Mission Springs ― Although Archie was not in
        this episode
- he was on the set, who knows what all he was doing.

167. Which Way'd They Go? as a Barfly

Do ya'll know who Archie Butler is? 
I asked Arnold Laven if he could give me any information on Archie Butler.....Here is what Arnold had to say:
Archie Butler....What good memories his name brings back...If I remember, Archie was part of The Rifleman from the start...he was Paul Fix's stand-in, played occasion small parts, and was an extra when otherwise not occupied, indeed, he was a stunt person when it came to riding stunts as he was an exceptionally good horseman...I don't remember how old Archie was when he first joined us, but I think he was pushing sixty...I mention this to explain why his stunts were limited to his being on horseback....but topping all the things he contributed to the show was that he was a warm and generous person always looking to help out in every way possible including helping Johnny learn to be a very good rider. Arnold posted 11/06/06

Archie Butler
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