A short-lived Western series starring the stunning Tony Young,
Gunslinger apparently just didn't show enough to the network
to get it even a second season. The plots are typical western
fare: rescuing ranchers' daughters, saving towns from gangs,
rounding up bad guys. The main character, Cord, is an early
version of the Eastwood antihero. Though he's probably not
the first one to dabble in this kind of cowboy character, he
should get some credit for being on the frontier, at the time.
The pilot episode is the only one to break new ground in
Western series. Cord is sent to bring in a war criminal from the
American Civil War: a Confederate army doctor who performed
medical experiments on the Union POWs at the infamous
Andersonville prison camp. This is uncharacteristically dark for
westerns - or really, any TV series - of the time period.