Dead Man's Gun

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Episode Guide

    • The Oath
      The Oath
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      A woman helps carry out an oath she made to her murdered husband - thanks to the Dead Man's Gun!
    • The Vine
      The Vine
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      An Italian immigrant, on his way to California with a grapevine from his family's winery in Italy, comes across a group of murdered people and takes the lone survivor, a Polish woman with nowhere to go, under his wing, and the Dead Man's Gun she has found.
    • The Regulator
      The Regulator
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      When a Regulator comes across the Dead Man's Gun, he believes he is set for life... until other Regulators come after him.
    • Seven Deadly Sins
      Seven Deadly Sins
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      The prodigal son returns to his small-town roots just in time to miss his father's funeral. He inherits half the bank, but he wants responsibility to run it, which has been left to his responsible brother. However, destitute, having blown the substantial amount of money his father gave him when he went to Philadelphia, he is forced to take a position as bank teller and work his way up. Not patient enough for this, however, and needing money to pay off his gambling debts to the local gangster, he gets the vault's combination and starts stealing money, framing the kindly assistant manager, who has been training him, for the crime. He then becomes assistant manager, but when his brother discovers the crime, he murders him with the Dead Man's Gun. Along the way, despising his father's religious instruction, Joe Wagner strives to get pleasure by breaking all of the seven deadly sins, but will they come back to haunt him via the Dead Man's Gun?moreless
    • The Phrenologist
      The Phrenologist
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      C. Thomas Howell is a haberdasher and phrenologist; a city boy who leaps at whatever the latest big-city fad is. He hires a new assistant, who has just witnessed an outlaw being bucked off his horse into quicksand and could not save him, only the Dead Man's Gun, which he carried.moreless
    • A Just Reward
      A Just Reward
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      An outlaw retrieves the Dead Man's Gun by murdering its latest owners for a mysterious, eccentric, incredibly rich man, known only as Mr. Smith.
    • Four of a Kind
      Four of a Kind
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      Years after the town hooligan and three of his men murder a young woman's husband simply for beating them at poker, she returns with the Dead Man's Gun, seeking revenge. She leaves an Ace at each dead man's side, and soon a showdown is set up with the hooligan and his son.moreless
    • The Imposter
      The Imposter
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      When Leo Sunshine discovers the Dead Man's Gun and is mistaken for a man to be feared, he decides to play along and enjoy his new-found fame. But Wild Joe knows the truth about Leo and the powers of the Dead Man's Gun, and when he catches up to him, Leo realizes that he may have bit off a lot more than he can chew.moreless
    • The Good Chef
      The Good Chef
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      Chef Emil gets the cash for his dream of setting up his own high class French restaurant by poisoning his employers, and also inherits the Dead Man's Gun.
    • The Womanizer
      The Womanizer
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      Lyman Gage is a womanizer. When the husband of one of his flings tracks him down, and dies after being thrown off his horse during the chase, the Womanizer loots his wallet, and picks up The Dead Man's Gun. Can he mend his ways, or will he fall prey to the gun's evil powers?moreless
    • Bad Boys
      Bad Boys
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      Three young boys find the Dead Man's Gun and use it to become tough, and to get money by rolling the town drunk. But one of the boy's, whose mother needs money, considers using it to kill his drunken, abusive father, but he can't bring himself to do it.
    • Medicine Man
      Medicine Man
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      When a woman doctor arrives she is faced with a serious dilemma. Will she be able to save the small town from a mysterious illness, a shady mayor, and the Dead Man's Gun?
    • The Ripper
      The Ripper
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      When a bizarre slashing murder takes place in a small western town, an English inspector soon turns up asking questions about the crime, and he thinks Jack the Ripper might be the culprit.
    • Sisters of Mercy
      Sisters of Mercy
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      Sisters Elizabeth and Katherine are two criminals making their way west dressed as nuns, robbing bad men on their way to a gold town. When they reach their destination they realize that the town is under the thumb of an evil tyrant.
    • The Great Mcdonacle
      The Great Mcdonacle
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      John Ritter is "The Great Mcdonacle" in the opening episode of the three-part pilot, a shifty trick-shooter who relies on "smoke & mirrors" and a little buckshot to provide a decent show, but once he gets his hands on the Dead Man's Gun he realizes he no longer needs any illusions, he's suddenly a crack shot! And when shootists come gunning for him, he has no problem dealing with them, until the Dead Man's Gun has its way!moreless
    • Fool's Gold
      Fool's Gold
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      A con man finds the Dead Man's Gun and the claim to what he believes is a barren mine, which he sells to a half-wit, but soon regrets it when the half-wit shows up in town with gold nuggets to deposit.
    • My Brother's Keeper
      My Brother's Keeper
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      When two brothers find the Dead Man's Gun on a skeleton, one of them develops a fascination with it and soon is forced to kill the local shootist in a duel.
    • The Healer
      The Healer
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      A faith healer arrives in town and begins bilking the people out of their money. But when he lays his hands on the Dead Man's Gun, he strangely begins healing people for real.
    • The Pinkerton
      The Pinkerton
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      When a wife and mother is murdered, and the local law can not find the killer, her widower calls in expert help in the form of John Eastman, a talented Pinkerton investigator. Eastman has troubles during his investigation, primarily because of racism in a small white town, but he will not be turned away. Using the Dead Man's Gun, he solves the evil crime, and justice is doled out to the surprising culprit.moreless
    • Mail Order Bride
      Mail Order Bride
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      Aaron Freemont is a lonely and awkward man, but when his mail order bride finally arrives in town he grows much happier with her, and falls in love. But when he comes across the Dead Man's Gun, will he be able to defeat the evil that comes along with it, save his new wife, and convince her to love him in return?moreless
    • The Photographer
      The Photographer
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      A photographer, seeking fame and fortune, discovers that action follows the Dead Man's Gun and decides to follow it to reap the benefits. But after winning acclaim for capturing an amazing picture of the execution of 14-year old outlaw "Little Boy Dawkins," he goes further and crosses the line - but it's a mistake getting directly involved with the Dead Man's Gun.moreless
    • Sleepwalker
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      Gruesome, unmotivated killings soon begin to take place in a small town after a man finds the Dead Man's Gun.
    • Fortune Teller
      Fortune Teller
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      Will the rambling predictions of a mysterious Fortune Teller come to pass, or can a man still save himself from the clutches of the Dead Man's Gun? Of course, when you're dealing with the Dead Man's Gun, it's pretty easy to predict what's going to happen. You'll probably die.
    • The Resurrection of Joe Wheeler
      The Resurrection of Joe Wheeler
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      Joe Wheeler is a dead man - or is he? Either he's dead, or he's back and looking for revenge against his enemies. The lines tend to get skewed when you're dealing with the Dead Man's Gun.
    • The Mesmerizer
      The Mesmerizer
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      A womanizing hypnotist falls for the wife of a dying millionaire. She persuades the hypnotist to use his talent to ease her husband's suffering. But as the husband sinks deeper and deeper into death, the hypnotist sees an opportunity to achieve fame by keeping consciousness and motor nerves alive in a corpse, at the same time arresting decay, and creating an immortal dead man. Only after the wife finds out that she can't inherit anything as long as her husband is still considered alive, and the hypnotist finds out he can't remove the hypnotic state do things start to literally fall apart.moreless
    • Sheep's Clothing
      Sheep's Clothing
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      The town push-over, a school teacher, turns his life around when he discovers the Dead Man's Gun on a killed outlaw. He no longer puts up with the bullying of his peers, but ends up becoming a bully himself. Can he turn his life back around, though, when the outlaw's partners turn up, looking for the powerful Dead Man's Gun? And can he win the love of the schoolmarm, whom he secretly adores?moreless
    • Wages of Sin
      Wages of Sin
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      When the Reverend Jeremiah Early comes to town he plans on taking them for all the money he can and splitting, until he spots a beautiful woman. With the help of the Dead Man's Gun he does way with her man so he can have her for himself.
    • Buryin' Sam
      Buryin' Sam
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      Buryin' Sam and his partner are two dishonest morticians who steal from the dead. They soon begin to fight over their latest find, the Dead Man's Gun, and the hand of a beautiful widow. When he's found out by a widower, Sam kills him, and then, in a drunken stupor, his partner as well. But his partner swears he'll come back, and Sam starts to hear and see strange things. He can't sleep at night or enjoy sex. Sam thinks he needs only to see the body to realize it's all in his head ... or is it?moreless
    • The Gambler
      The Gambler
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      When a no-good gambler comes across the Dead Man's Gun, he convinces himself that he just can't lose. But we all know that when you deal with the Dead Man's Gun, you're in for a surprise. In the biggest game of his life, the tables get turned on our gambling friend.moreless
    • Death Warrant
      Death Warrant
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      There's nothing quite like a women scorned. Kate Jackson is out for vengeance in this exciting episode, and she just might get it with the help of her new gun ... The Dead Man's Gun!
    • Ties That Bind
      Ties That Bind
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      Blood is thicker than water as two brothers wrestle with each other over what they should do when one of them falls under the spell of The Dead Man's Gun, after finding it on a body. Will his brother be able to save him, and himself, from the fate that awaits them?moreless
    • The Mimsers
      The Mimsers
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      An English couple flee to America after being caught stealing from their employers, and soon find a new victim in a scatterbrained old Colonel, who enjoys shooting at squirrels with the Dead Man's Gun.
    • The Collector
      The Collector
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      A German collector of antiquities travels to the American west in search of goods to trade for, with the hopes of taking his riches back to Germany. He finds the Dead Man's Gun on a dead body while scavenging for goods, and hires a Mexican to help him on his way.moreless
    • Snake Finger
      Snake Finger
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      Stuart "Snake Finger" Aikens is a professional safe-cracker by trade, who's had no use for a weapon until he finds the Dead Man's Gun. The Sheriff hot on his heals has no hope of catching this tricky thief, who is right under his nose, trying to get at the latest "unbreakable" safe through the bank owner's disinherited daughter and grandson. Using them, he gets access to the bank, but his trickery backfires when the boy locks himself in the air-tight safe. Only Snakefinger has the ability to break the child out before he suffocates, but will he blow his cover to help another person? If he does, will the Sheriff forgive him?moreless
    • Stagecoach Marty
      Stagecoach Marty
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      Marty is a woman stagecoach robber with a sordid past. When she comes across the Dead Man's Gun she considers using it for the evil purpose of revenge, but will she be able to sort out her past without ruining her future with a new man?
    • The Bounty Hunter
      The Bounty Hunter
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      A meek store owner seeks adventure in his life, and, after finding the Dead Man's Gun, aspires to become a bounty hunter, even though his friend the shootist tells him to get rid of the evil weapon. He, of course, does not listen, and just when he thinks he's bagged his first outlaw, he falls prey to the Dead Man's Gun.moreless
    • The Black Widow
      The Black Widow
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      A mysterious woman tends to get ahead in life by killing off her husbands and taking their money... but when she comes across the Dead Man's Gun she just might get a taste of her own "medicine."
    • Next of Kin
      Next of Kin
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      A wealthy dying man invites his family and friends to stay in his home for the weekend while he determines which of them would be the most deserving heir of his estate.
    • The Deserter
      The Deserter
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      When his cavalry platoon is ambushed by Indians with red bandanas in a corn field, Lt. Matthew Ryan cowardly hides and watches them, including the man who saved his own life, Sgt. O'Connor, get slaughtered. After the bloodbath he picks up the Dead Man's Gun from O'Connor's corpse, and heads back to the fort.moreless
    • Highwayman
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      When a Highwayman comes across the Dead Man's Gun, his job becomes a lot more difficult than he ever could have imagined. His Highway now leads directly into the fires of hell.
    • Winner Takes All
      Winner Takes All
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      An aging manager and his talented pugilist travel town to town, winning money by boxing. They arrive one day in a boxing tycoon's town and quickly make waste of his best boxer; demanding a chance to win back his money, and the Dead Man's Gun.
    • The Trapper
      The Trapper
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      A man with no appreciation for nature begins trapping near the home of old native, Charlie Three Claws, and becomes enraged when Charlie begins springing his traps before animals can fall prey to them.
    • The Judgement of Joe Dean Bonner
      The Judgement of Joe Dean Bonner
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      Joe Dean Bonner is a professional killer who cares for nothing but himself. After his latest killing, he rides into a strange town populated by only one man, who he obtains the Dead Man's gun from.
    • Hangman
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      Phineas Newman is a hangman by trade. Ostracized by the rest of society for his work, he takes pride in it, and strives to be the best executioner money can by. He explains to his assistant that he does his job because, as a child, he saw his uncle hung by unprofessionals, and believes that even a condemned man shouldn't suffer. He also becomes fascinated with a gun he picks up from his latest hanging client, the Dead Man's Gun.moreless