Skip to main content

Another web site of interest from my friend, Floyd . . .

I meant to share this a few months ago. My friend, Floyd, sent me info on a neat site called The Rifleman's Rifle.

TV, during my childhood, provided many studies in character, especially the old black and white westerns. I liked The Rifleman because Lucas McCain usually won (the good vs. evil thing), but he had to work hard for it. He had to work hard on his ranch. He had to work hard at being a good father. He had to work hard at being a good hero.

Maybe the lesson here is that the good / honorable things in life require hard work and sacrifice.

If you enjoy the old westerns, check out this web site.

I'm better than I deserve! ><>

Comments

floyd said…
Worth noting that 2 episodes of "The Rifleman" are shown daily on the Encore Westerns channel. This is a premium channel on most systems, but worth having if you like old westerns, both movies and series. Also anyone interested should be sure to watch the video on the website of a guy who has a rifle just like the one in the series. Very cool.
Rick said…
As a former police officer, trained in the use of combat firearms, I would be terrified to learn the cocking technique of twirling the rifle in a complete 360' circle.

I love to watch it . . . but I would "shoot my eye out."

Funny, that's exactly what my mom said when I got my first b-b gun.
Mark Winter said…
Rick and Floyd,

I love you guys! Growing up, my favorite shows were The Adventures of Superman,The Lone Ranger and The Rifleman. There's plenty of websites devoted to the first two, but this is the first site I've seen feautring Lucas and his Old West adventures.

Glory be!
Rick said…
Ta daaaa daaaa da da da . . .
Da daaaa da da da . . .
Ta daaa daaa da daaa daaaaa . . .
Da da da da da dum.
Rick said…
Don't you just miss the great musical intro's all the westerns.

The Rifleman - The High Chapparal - Gunsmoke - Branded (Chuck's other show) - Paladin . . .

And of course, the king of all western theme songs . . . The Lone Ranger!

I didn't have to know what time it was . . . I knew what was on when I heard the music!

Glory be! is right, Mark.
Rick said…
Opps! The loving wife just corrected me. It was not Paladin, but "Have Gun, Will Travel."

Ooohhhhh! Makes me want to go find some DVD specials.

Where are those John Wayne "B" movie DVD's I have around here somewhere. I need me a dose of Gabby Hayes!
Mike DiMuzio said…
Hi Western Friends, This is Mike DiMuzio of www.riflemansrifle.com
This is my first visit to your blog. I am not much of a blogger yet. I am glad you all enjoyed my website. It is always a pleasure chatting with other Rifleman fans!
From North Fork,
Mike DiMuzio
Rick said…
Mike,

We don't just love it . . . we are salivating over it.

Keep up the good work. We appreciate you!

Popular posts from this blog

Tuning a baritone uke to G-C-E-A ??

Well I'll be . . . it can be done.
If you didn't know, I use Aquila Nylgut Ukulele strings on my tenor and baritone ukes. Best sounding uke strings out there in my humble opinion.
I love my Kala tenor uke . . . but I've got such big bo-honking fingers, and the frets on a tenor uke are not exactly large . . . I can really only play chords on the first 5 frets.
Then one day a while back, I noticed on the package that Aquila makes a Baritone set tuned to G-C-E-A, just like my tenor. A baritone uke is usually tuned like the bottom 4 strings of a guitar . . . D-G-B-E.
Well, I jumped in and ordered a couple of sets. And . . . they work . . . at least to me. Now, I am not by any means a uke "purist." They are the "tools" I use as instruments when I sing certain songs. Restrung with the new strings, the Kala baritone is about as loud as my tenor . . . but with a little deeper sound. Some may not like it . . . but I do, especially as I work to learn the names of…

Goodbye Tom Petty . . ..

It was confirmed last night that Tom Petty died after being found in his home unresponsive and in full cardiac arrest.  Tom and the Heartbreakers has just finished up their 40th anniversary tour.  Tom was planning to spend more time at home with his new grandchild. 

Everyday is precious.  Live each day as if it is your last.

RIP Tom.  Thank you for the music!

God's grace, and cherished memories of people that made great music, still amaze me . . . ><>

Would you life to share share about your favorite musical instrument?

What is your favorite guitar or other musical instrument?  Please let me know.  I'd like to interview you about your relationship with your favorite instrument.

I am interested in talking with, and getting to know, everyday people who make music.  That's the kind of person I am.  I'm an everyday kind of guy, and I love to sing and play guitar for everyday people. 

Although I have too many guitars, several ukes, a couple of old banjo's, a bunch of harmonicas and several Native American flutes, I am interested in stories about other instruments as well.  I have it in my mind that this blog will probably feature more stories about guitars and singer-songwriters.  However, I am open to stories about people and their love for other instruments.  So, if you play the accordion, piano, pennywhistle, drums . . . or can crack your knuckles in time to music . . . I want to hear your story.

All inquiries from interested, or from the curious as well, can be sent to revrickmang@gm…