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How many times was Marshal Matt Dillon shot on Gunsmoke?

How many times was Marshal Matt Dillon shot on Gunsmoke?

Sheila Givens
Lewisburg, Kentucky

Near as I can figure, Marshal Dillon was shot 56 times, but I’ve heard the count could be higher.

My figure includes: eight shots in the left arm, six in the left shoulder, four in the left side, one in the left leg,  five in the right arm, five in the right shoulder, six in the right side, three in the right chest, four in the right leg, three forehead grazes, five in the back and several creases. The poor marshal was also knocked unconscious 29 times, stabbed three times and poisoned once.

That’s a lot of blood loss!

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