The rifle was an 1892 Winchester carbine. The caliber was a .44-40 (I think). It had some special modification (a screw in the trigger gaurd) that allowed the gun to fire whenever the lever got closed. That was why he could fire so fast, he never actually had to pull the trigger.
My dad watched that show all the time when I was growing up, and I just loved it.
A little bit of trivia for Rifleman fans is that at one time before he got into acting, Chuck Connors was a pro ballplayer. If memory serves me correctly he was a first baseman for the Dodgers when they were still in Brooklyn.
Wow guys,I remmember when the rifleman series came out,chuck conners always played bad guys till that show.Bonanza came a few years later.Before the rifleman was Johnny Uma the rebel with Steve Mcqueen,I'm too old,as I write this I remmember Sky King,Roy Rogers & Dale Evans,Lash Larue,Gene Autrey,boy am I depressed.Drop-Shot
Now I feel better guys,you mentionen names I forgot about.wwb I knew you were smart but the credentials you listed were impressive.Besides being a very good engineer I bet you are a pretty good gunsmith too.I wish I knew more about metallurgy,the older I get the hungrier I get about knowledge.All you guys are good friends and smart people.Thanks for cheering me up.Drop-Shot
Audie (Bad Ass) Murphy... a fighting man! Saw "To Hell And Back" (I think that was the title) when I was a kid. Man, I was totally impressed! What a guy! Seems I recall he said he made the same western movie twenty times... they just changed horses each time. Didn't take himself too seriously as an actor, which would be damn good advice for 99% of those :evil: current Hollywood pukes.JMHO///olde 8) pharte///
lgsplover I read a interview about Audie Murphy and it said he was a real hero in WWll,one of the good guy types that ever saw a real battle and won the medal of honor.I saw all his war movies and westerns.It's hard to find real hero's anymore,they are around but not in the movies.Drop-Shot
hi guy's , forgot about this post as my computer broke down july 4 , 2004 recently got knew one so now i'm back online
thanks for the info, i had the rifle man gun when i was a kid (toy gun) i think it was mattel it shot rubber bullets and had a small lever on the big lever to eject and reload shells .wish i still had that one . the real gun would be nice but $2400 i just cannot do that.
wasn't to hell and back like a biography of audey murphy? where he played himself .
Errol welcome back,we missed ya.Yep to hell and back was about a true to life story about Audie Murphy,he stated the movies embellished the facts a bit but yep it was about him.He proved you don't have to be a giant to be a hero.He had several medals that was shown in Life magazine along with his story,he even had some of the same weapons he used in war,not all but some.He made some kind of deal with someone to get the ones he had.You have a lot of posting to get caught up on so tell us what you have been up to.Drop-Shot
hi drop-shot, its good to be back online and here at the second best website. shotgund world is the best right now . hahaha
well lets see i had a bad summer sick with ear infections and dizzyness finally got to go bad to work in sept .i was off work since may 30 .
went deer hunting with bow and arrow didn't even see a single deer well when rifle season started that changed fast seen 5 the first hour i was out. could not get to shoot at any of them .
but later opening day about 5 pm i seen a huge 8 pointer .dropped him at 50 yards with one shot. the rest of season was really good to me seeing how i ended up harvesting a button buck that i thought was a doe he was 184 yards away dropped him with one shot . then next weekend i shot 2 does that were traveling together .dropped the first one with one shot and then i looked to see where the other one went and she stayed there so i shot at her and dropped her with one shot so that was a very long morning to take deer out of the woods
just for the record i was using rem 700 in 270 with bushnell 3200 elite scope
the taxiderist said i'll get my 8 pointer about memorial day weekend ,so i'll try to post pictures of him
Sorry about the ear infection,I never had one that bad.One fellow that I worked with did and refused to go to the doctor.The last day he worked,he kept falling and even when he was on the ground he thought he was falling.We called an ambulance and he stayed out of work for several months and still had problems.He smoked and the doctors said that kept him from healing right.So I know how bad it can get.I'm glad you are ok and the hunt came out ok,so the year wasn't a total wash out.When the deer gets finished we would like to see pictures.Have a good evening.Drop-Shot
1gsplover the 243 is a necked down 308 and the 270 is a necked down 30/06,270 is a long action cartridge and the 243 is a short action cartridge.Noise depends on the barrell length,with a 18- 22 inch barrell the noise is loud,but extend that barrell out to 24 and it gets better,but it will be more noticeable on short barrells.I shot a browning BLR in 270 and the short barrell made it loud.We all should be wearing hearing protection when shooting,I didn't used to but with the loss of hearing due to work(air tools,air hammers,mechanic related air tools)and shooting,I use it now.Also the recoil arrestor on my 30/06 made it too loud to shoot.I had it rebarrelled to 26 inches so the noise is way out in front of me.270 is a great caliber and you won't be under gunned for most animals.Drop-Shot