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OT/ The Rifleman

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Juno, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. Juno

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    I know this is definately off topic not being about trapshooting or politics, but I've been recording and watching a lot of the episodes of The Rifleman. I love that old show. Chuck Connors would have fit in perfect in that era and for the most part he is a very good actor. Micah is pretty good himself. Some of the props are kind of phony at times but that's to be expected for being filmed so long ago. Here's an easy trivia question: at the beginning of the show how many shots does Lucas fire?
     
  2. Rico46

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    Nine shots..and Chuck Connors could not hit a curve ball if his life depended on it.

    Rick Brohmer
     
  3. Juno

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    Wrong Rick, and don't talk about Mark's Pa like that! Remember he was an ex-Brooklyn Dodger.
     
  4. Savage99Stan

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    I believe it was nine, the gun was a Winchester model 92, 32-20, modified with a plunger to keep the cartridge from falling out as the gun was twirled. As a matter of fact, there were three such rifles, two 92's and one mexican el Tigre..a direct copy of the 92. There were shots dubbed into the sound track to match the walk and fire sequence at the beginning of the show, note the switch in camera angle during the sequence. Conners also played pro basketball. Chuck was tabbed to host the "American Shooter" show now hosted by Jim Scoutten (show now called Shooting USA.
     
  5. Juno

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    Not 5 and not 9. Hint: It was more.
     
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    Wasn't the gun a 44-40?
     
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    Don't know for sure, was thinking 10, too long ago. We didn't have a TV, was too expensive. Only got to watch when we were at grandmothers house.

    What is really interesting is that the theme was always a moral lesson. Good vs Bad, doing the right thing, honesty, compassion, etc. Television is no longer that way and we wonder why some kids do the evil things they do. Where are the role models?
     
  8. Juno

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    Yes it was a .44-.40 No not 10 TC.
     
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    More rounds than the gun would hold
     
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    11 shots at the beginning

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  12. Juno

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    WINNER!!!!!!!!!!! gps!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Juno

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    I've heard a lot of sayings on the show we use today. That means they would have used those same sayings in the 1800's. One that's used here a lot is "It's All Good"
     
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    I loved that show - every week he just shot and killed all his problems.
     
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    Wow, I counted 12 shots, not 13???

    Thanks Rick
     
  17. Savage99Stan

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    The number of actual shots fired was one magazine full. The number of shots heard was somewhat higher. One of the gun magazines had a full story on Chuck, the guns, a year or two ago.
     
  18. Bisi

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    The good ole days. When right was right, and wrong was wrong. The 1950s and early 60s television. No commie/socialist bs back then. Kill a commie for mommy, I'ld rather be dead than red, the only good commie is a dead commie.

    Now look where we are, I can't think of 1 network tv program, and we have a socialist about to be elected president.
     
  19. ivanhoe

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    What professional Sports teams did Connors play for?

    What was his real name?

    Bob Lawless
     
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    Celtics, if I remember correctly Bob.
     
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