One of the most iconic weapons from a Hollywood Western any collector could hope to obtain.
In July 1979 while I was recuperating from a gunshot wound at my father’s ranch in Bear Valley Springs in Tehachapi, California, he presented me with this rifle and told me, ‘Son, it’s one of the Winchesters I used in The Rifleman.’ Of the five modified rifles used on the show, one was an El Tigre made in Spain, which was given to Sammy Davis, Jr., who appeared on the show twice. One was given to renowned golfer Arnold Palmer and another was sold at auction in San Francisco in 1999.” The rifle is also accompanied with a letter signed by Arthur Gardner of Levy-Gardner-Laven Productions who produced The Rifleman, attesting that this gun was one of the originals used in the series.
This is a beautiful, screen-used custom modified 44-40 Winchester model 1892, saddle ring carbine (serial number 497689) manufactured in 1909.
It features the iconic oversized action lever featuring an ingenious setscrew, which would depress the trigger when the action is closed, enabling Connors’ trademark rapid-fire shooting style.
Semi-deluxe special order rifle with a rapid taper 26 inch barrel and half mag. Checkered pistol grip on a straight grain shot gun butt with a hard rubber butt plate. Click for more info 26 inch full octagon barrel with full mag and rifle butt configuration chambered in the rare .38-70 WCF caliber. Pretty good bore with shine and some light scattered roughness. Click for more info Standard 20 inch barrel carbine configuration chambered in 32-40 WCF caliber. Click for more info Standard 20 inch carbine configuration chambered in 32 WS caliber.
Click for more info 24 inch full octagon barrel chambered in 38 WCF caliber. A good bore that may clean up to be even better ...