The Rifleman is being replayed on Channel 8.1 (RTV)in Los Angeles at 8-9am. Just recently it is being aired on Channel 56.3 (KDOC) from 6-7pm.
Compared to the up-to-date fare this series is such a winner. Lucas McCain is an upstanding and honest character who never compromises and never backs down from a fight. I find it inspiring these days in the vast TV wasteland.
Thank you for your writeup and background information on what happened to the characters.