Quiz: What’s Wrong With This Gunfight?

Actor Chuck Connors, who plays the lead role as Lucas McCain in the popular TV series “The Rifleman,” is challenged by a gunslinger. Like all great TV icons of old (think Andy Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor), McCain is slow to anger and measured in his response. But he can be pushed only so far.

Watch the video below closely. Then watch it again. And a third time if necessary.

Do you see an error? I do.

Hint: It has nothing to do with the firearms used in the gunfight. FYI: McCain’s rifle of choice is a Winchester Model 1892, which I guess is a bit of a problem since the TV show is set in the 1870s and 1880s, which pre-dates 1892. “The Rifleman” aired on ABC from 1958 to 1963.

Spoiler alert: Give up? Watch the clip one more time and keep an eye on the brown horse standing just behind and to the side of McCain’s opponent. The horse is there, then it’s gone, then it’s there . . . well, you get the idea.

Good shootin’, McCain!

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