Lucas McCain travels to a nearby town looking for a fellow member of the North Fork Cattleman's Association who has failed to return home. En route, he comes across a gambling hall owner named Griff who is trying to scare one of his patrons into paying off his gambling debts. Lucas puts a stop to it and takes Griff into the local Marshal who seems less than interested in what is going on. There's more to the Marshal than meets the eye however and he introduces Lucas to the concept of ballistics. He also has every intention of using science to prove that Grigg is responsible for killing Lucas friend.
Did You Know?
Final of three appearances of Harold J. Stone
. His first and last appearances were very near the beginning and end of the series. In this final appearance, he was at first portrayed as a bad guy that was really a good guy. Similarly, in his initial appearance in Season 1 in The Rifleman: Home Ranch
(1958) he was at first the bad guy that had a change of heart and turned good. See more
When the marshal fires his 45 into the hay twice, the gun does not recoil at all, indicating it was firing blanks. This error is repeated when Lucas fires his rifle at the bales. See more
Chuck Connors breaks the 4th wall in the opening credits after he shoots his rifle and then stares into the camera. See more