Chuck Connors' modified Winchester

Chuck Connors' modified Winchester

The Rifleman's weapon was "in actuality" an 1892 .44-40 Winchester carbine specially modified with a large loop and metal tab to turn his rifle into a rapid firing machine.

It was fitted with a large loop lever that enabled it to be spun and cocked in a dramatic fashion. The trigger guard incorporated a screw that tripped the trigger every time the lever was closed.

In the words of Chuck Connors "We decided to take the rifle; take off the regular lever and put this round lever on so I could get my hand through it."

http://www.tvacres.com/weapons_rifleman.htm

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4 years 25 weeks ago, 11:50 AM

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well, in the movies anyway. I'm not sure product liability was such a big deal in the 1800s.

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4 years 20 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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Love the enlarged loop, dont know how useful it would be in practice since I never used one but it looks cool.

My favorite is John Waynes Hando.

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