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.
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Corey Hazlett insists he's innocent of murder, despite Lucas's eyewitness testimony.
Mark goes to work for Will Temple, a badly scarred and very mysterious rancher.
Two prison wagon drivers stop at the McCain ranch looking for whiskey. Lucas turns them down because they are escorting Rudy Croft, a murderer who is to be hanged in Yuma.
Mark and Milly are held prisoner in her general store when two gunmen attempt a daring robbery.
Two pranksters write away for a mail-order bride, using Lucas's name.
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