John Reid, The Lone Ranger played by Clayton Moore with his Indian friend Tonto, played by Jay Silverheels was such a hit back then. I only watched the re-runs (not that old) but I really loved the series. (Another favourite western was "Wild Wild West" with James West played by Robert Conrad, not the Will Smith movie version.) The Lone Ranger theme, William Tell's Overture, became the most recognisable theme in TV history.
In 1976, Gabriel produced these 9" figures, complete with their trusty steeds. At the end of each episode, The Lone Ranger would leave behind a silver bullet and his hearty "Hi-Yo Silver, AWAY!" became his rallying cry.
Tonto with Scout and The Lone Ranger with Silver
The Lone Ranger with Silver and 8-way action saddle which allowed him to have 8 various action poses while still riding Silver
Tonto always called The Lone Ranger "Kemo Sabe" which translated meant "Faithful Friend" and was never referred to as side-kick
The Lone Ranger, the masked man
Tonto, friend and partner
Side by side, ready to kick @$$