The Rifleman was the saga of Lucas McCain, a homesteader in the Old West struggling to make a living off his ranch and
make a man out of his son, Mark. Chuck Connors, a former professional baseball player, won critical acclaim for his portrayal
of Lucas McCain. The series ran from September 30, 1958 to July 1, 1963 for a total of 168 episodes and the rifle was a key
feature in each episode.