Premise

A widowed homesteader raised his son on a New Mexico ranch and helped the local sheriff battle desperadoes using a modified Winchester rifle. The series aired during the heyday of the Western on network television. During the 1958-59 season, this show's first, the genre accounted for seven of the Top 10 shows. `The Rifleman' ranked fourth, below `Gunsmoke,' `Wagon Train' and `Have Gun, Will Travel.'

Cast

Guest Stars

Joe Higgins
Nils, Schneider, Swenson
John Milford
Hadley, Haggerty, Jess, Marsh, Morgan, Price, Reade, Solby, Winters
Peter Whitney
Bechtol, Blanch, Fergus, John Holliver, Juniper, Neb, Ott, Vantine
Chris Alcaide
Billings, Carney, Casper, Ferris, Hadley, Perry, Rankin, Ross, Schroeder
Richard Devon
Adams, Jethroe, Lovett, Macowan, Potter, Ryerson, Stark
Dabbs Greer
Brett Conway, Farley, Finny, Jack Tully, Sam, Taylor
Ralph Moody
Doc, Doc Burrage, Merrick
Adam Williams
Gannaway, Jax, Mal, Pardee, Platt, Trock
Edgar Buchanan
Burrage, Doc, Grandpa Fogarty
Jack Elam
Gates, Gavin, Groder, Gus, Russell
K.T. Stevens
Emma, Granny, Molly, Muriel, Nancy
Michael Pate
Davis, Mogollan, Pete, Sanchez, Xavier
Richard Anderson
Gowdy, Griff, Harry Chase, Jennings, Tom Birch
Royal Dano
Aaron Wingate, Able, Blandon, Epps, Jamison
Lawrence Dobkin
Ben Judson, Chimera, Juan, Sheridan
Vito Scotti
Alphonso, Ciabini, Soto
Warren Oates
Andrew, Jud, Ryan, Willie
Whit Bissell
Adams, Gabe Fenway, Henry, Sam Barrows
Claude Akins
Benton, Bletch Droshek, Doniger
Denver Pyle
Frank, Tanner, Tenner
Paul Wexler
Foster, Watson, Weiden
Dennis Hopper
Johnny Clover, Tippert
Ellen Corby
Mrs. Avery, Mrs. Morgan
John Hoyt
Capt. Josiah Perry, Fremont
Kevin Hagen
Billy St. John, Devers

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