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The Rifleman

Weekdays at 3 PM & 3:30 PM
Saturdays at 5 PM & 5:30 PM

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Dispatching the bad guys with a souped-up, rapid-fire Winchester rifle, Lucas McCain (Chuck Connors) is The Rifleman, a widower, homesteader and peacekeeper in North Fork, New Mexico Territory. A Union veteran of the Civil War, McCain helps maintain order in the rough Old West town while striving to raise his son, Mark (Johnny Crawford), into an honorable and strong man, promoting such values as fair play, neighborliness and the use of violence only as a last resort.


Sporting Chance

An Englishman arrives with a custom-made rifle—and a plan to kill Lucas.

A Young Man's Fancy

The pangs of first love are painful for Mark: the object of his affections has eyes for another.

The Man from Salinas

Banker Hamilton is closing up for the day when Rudy Gray persuades him to stay open for one more transaction—a withdrawal at gunpoint.

Two Ounces of Tin

Sammy Davis Jr. stars as Tip Corey, son of a man allegedly murdered in North Fork.

Deadly Image

On the trail Len Richards and his brother, Ab, confront a Lucas McCain look-alike, Earl Bantry and his sidekick K.C. Peters, for slaughtering one of Richards' steers. Bantry kills Ab Richards, and Len wants Micah to arrest Lucas for the murder. More problems ensue because of this "evil twin."

Chuck Connors is The Rifleman

Towering at more than six feet tall, Chuck Connors was a professional athlete and actor—and is one of MeTV's most memorable fathers! Watch Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain on 'The Rifleman,' weekdays at 3 PM | 2 C.

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Meet Lucas McCain - Weekdays

We'd like you to meet Lucas McCain. He has quite a reputation as a rifleman. Set your sights on 'The Rifleman,' weekdays at 3 PM | 2 C.

Johnny Crawford & The Rifleman

From the trails of the Old West to the Islands of Hawaii, Johnny Crawford is all over MeTV! And you can always catch him every weekday on 'The Rifleman' at 3 PM / 2 C.


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