The Rifleman aired over ABC-TV from 1958 to 1963 starring Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford and Paul Fix. Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain wielded an awesome .44 Winchester rifle in the TV western series, disposing of a host of villains in the show's 168 episodes. Valuable The Rifleman TV memorabilia includes Hartland statues, Marx playsets, old TV Guides, Gold Key/Dell comic books and Milton Bradley games.
ABC-TV's The Rifleman ran from 1958 to 1963 producing 168 half-hour episodes. Set in post-Civil War North Fork, New Mexico, The Rifleman features Chuck Connors in the title role of Lucas McCain, with Johnny Crawford (Mark McCain) and Paul Fix (Marshal Micah Torrance) in support. Here are ten valuable The Rifleman collectibles that are sure to please TV fans and collectors. Right, Lucas boy?
The Rifleman 1958 Hubley Flip Special Cap Rifle
Lucas McCain wielded a deadly customized .44 Winchester in The Rifleman, often mowing down bad guys en masse. Hubley produced The Rifleman Flip Special cap rifle in 1958 which bears a licensing copyright from Four Star-Sussex. One example with its all-important original box sold at auction for $645.15.
The Rifleman Flip Special rifle $645.15 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Rifleman 1959 Playsuit
What kid in 1959 didn't want to own The Rifleman playsuit from Pla-master? One example still in its box along with an official cowboy hat from the series brought $570.48 at auction.
The Rifleman Playsuit $570.48 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Rifleman Marx Ranch Playset
One of the biggies is The Rifleman Ranch playset made by Marx Toys. Find this gem complete with all accessories in its original box and it could be worth $750-1,000.
The Rifleman 1960 Dell Comic Book #2
The Rifleman enjoyed its own comic book series from 1959-64. A Dell comic #2 dated January-March 1960 featuring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford on the cover in graded CGC near mint- 9.2 condition brought $121.89 at auction.
The Rifleman Dell comic #2 $121.89 - Heritage Auctions
The Rifleman 1963 Gold Key Comic Book #15
Gold Key also published The Rifleman comic books. A Gold Key #15 dated May 1963 in graded CGC near mint- 9.2 condition sold at auction for $119.50.
The Rifleman 1959 Milton Bradley Game
Milton Bradley produced The Rifleman Game in 1959. It carries a valued of $50-75 in excellent condition.
The Rifleman Chuck Connors Autographed Baseball
Series star Chuck Connors (1921-1992) had actually played major league baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. A ball signed by Connors on the sweet spot and graded mint 9 by PSA/DNA sold at auction for $191.20.
Chuck Connors signed baseball $191.20 - Heritage Auctions
Chuck Connors The Rifleman Hartland Statue
Hartland Plastics of Hartland, Wisconsin, produced The Rifleman Chuck Connors plastic statue in the early 1960s. Find this figure with horse in its original box and it could be worth $150-200. Hartland also made a smaller version of this figure.
The Rifleman, TV Guide, February 7, 1959
Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford grace the February 7, 1959, edition of TV Guide. This issue in excellent condition is valued at approximately $50.
TV Guide 2/7/59 $50 - Triangle Publications, Inc.
The Rifleman, Chicago Sun-Times TV Preview, September 7, 1958
Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain appears on the cover of the September 7, 1958, issue of TV Preview, a TV listings supplement magazine produced by the Chicago Sun-Times. Find this one in top condition and it could be worth over $60.
The Rifleman TV Memorabilia Credits
- Auction/sales results and values courtesy TV Guide Specialists, Macomb, Illinois; Hake's Americana & Collectibles, York, Pennsylvania; Heritage Auctions, Dallas, Texas
- Top image: Chuck Connors as Lucas McCain in The Rifleman - ABC-TV
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