Colonel John Briscoe is trying to put a railroad through several ranches but has used friends in the legislature to obtain the land at unfair prices. When his son Scott along with Ryker try to gain access to the land under a court order, Sam Horn tries to stop them with force resulting in a scuffle between him and Scott. Judge Garth delays it with a legal maneuver but the ranchers know they will lose their land. Sam is good friends with Peg Dineen who works as a waitress at the restaurant. While Sam and Ryker are having a meal there, Scott enters and sees Peg resulting in another scuffle between Scott and Sam. Peg and Scott had planned to get married until Scott's father sent him to Europe when told their plans. When Scott learns Peg had his baby, he asks his father for help but he refuses. Scott upon learning Sam is taking $2,500 to Laramie for a new appraisal tries to steal the money and is shot by Sam but there are no witnesses making it appear Sam shot Scott in retaliation. John ...
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Buck Taylor appears in this episode as a right handed gunman. However, in Gunsmoke he was always shown as a left handed gunman. See more