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Lucas McCain's rifle handling
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March 14, 2021 - 8:02 pm
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Those of us who have watched, “The Rifleman” know that at times Lucas McCain could have benefitted from some proper gun safety tips.  Granted, some of the spots he found himself in were tight ones.  Yesterday, I saw what I thought, was his worst example of proper gun handling.  Someone was getting away on their horse and Lucas would have had to shoot him in the back.  Clearly, that was against his code.  So, as the fellow is galloping away, Lucas flings his ’92 at the guy, hitting him in the back and knocking him off his horse.  The carbine clatters to the ground.

The scene left me wondering if they used a prop rifle.  I do know there were several ’92 carbines made up for the series.  

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So, as the fellow is galloping away, Lucas flings his ’92 at the guy, hitting him in the back and knocking him off his horse.    

Knocked off his horse by a hand-thrown object of under 6 lbs?  Ridiculous, unless the gun hit him in the head.  The actual prop for this scene was probably a wooden or plastic replica, so there’d be no chance of hurting the stunt-man.

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Steve I just want to see it lol. A clip to share ?

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So, as the fellow is galloping away, Lucas flings his ’92 at the guy, hitting him in the back and knocking him off his horse.    

Knocked off his horse by a hand-thrown object of under 6 lbs?  Ridiculous, unless the gun hit him in the head.  The actual prop for this scene was probably a wooden or plastic replica, so there’d be no chance of hurting the stunt-man.  

IIRC correctly Connors was a ball player. He probably could have done better with a good rock but that’s show business.

 

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clarence said

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So, as the fellow is galloping away, Lucas flings his ’92 at the guy, hitting him in the back and knocking him off his horse.    

Knocked off his horse by a hand-thrown object of under 6 lbs?  Ridiculous, unless the gun hit him in the head.  The actual prop for this scene was probably a wooden or plastic replica, so there’d be no chance of hurting the stunt-man.  

The carbine hit him in the back.  However, Mike is correct, Chuck used to be a ball player – he had a good arm.  Sorry, I watched it on ME TV yesterday so don’t have a link.

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steve004 said

  However, Mike is correct, Chuck used to be a ball player – he had a good arm.

No doubt, but even a hardball moving at 90 mph, which might break a rib or two, wouldn’t knock a man off his horse, unless it hit his head.  Cavalry troopers often kept riding even after being SHOT. 

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All depends on how good a rider you are, I got stung by a bee last year and fell off my horse.  Very embarrasing but it happens.

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All depends on how good a rider you are, I got stung by a bee last year and fell off my horse.  Very embarrasing but it happens.

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Riding down the back road by my house a few years back on my Hondo, a bee flew up my pants,(shorts), and stung me in the groin area. I did not fall off, but I quickly stopped and dropped my drawers right in the middle of the road. I hate it when that happens. Big Larry

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Driving west along at 70mph  I-70 through Omha Nebraska on my 1979 Honda 750 a bumble bee got stick under the chin strap of my helmet and stung me in the neck. Before I knew it the world started spinning but I managed to get the bike to the shoulder of th road and up on its kick stand and then I fell on the grass until the world slowed down around me. 

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I’ve enjoyed the stories.  However, I am still waiting for someone to provide a report on being hit in the back by a flung ’92 carbine (either on a horse or motorcycle would be fine).  

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Hollywood and movie props. The other day I was watching one of the old Bat Masterson 1/2 hour westerns, and Bat was in a stagecoach and a bad guy made him throw his special made short Colt SAA 45 out of the moving coach. In that episode, he never went back for it. Next episode, he had the Colt that would have been beat to pieces after hitting the ground and rolling 100 yards or so.

The cameras can play tricks on you. I doubt Lucas Boy threw nothing but a wooden prop or nothing at all.

He had an El Tigre rifle as a prop as well as a real Winchester. They were on display at the Big Reno Show.   Big Larry

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