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Thompson Center Renegade
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Dave Smith    Posted 01-18-2005 at 13:04:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A friend stopped in today. He wants to buy a 243 varmint rifle and needed some extra cash. I told him I would lend it to him but he said no. I bought a Thompson Center Renegade 54 cal with the accessory pack, 40 of 400 gr maxi balls. 100 speer swaged round balls. ball starter, powder measure, brass caper and several hundred patches, A new jar of maxi lube and two tubes of Hoppes #9 powder solvent and lubricant. No caps or powder.
$225 What do you think? Did I do good or was I taken. It has been fired only 10 times and is like new.
Dave <*)))><

Scott S.    Posted 01-18-2005 at 14:09:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]
First of all, you helped out a friend when you could. Enough said. Secondly, I have a soft spot for the TC Renegde 54. That was my first muzzleloader, and it started quite a crazy journey, right up to hunting in period clothes and shooting a 75 cal Brown Bess. My Renegade got the name "Drops 'em." Seems every time I hit a deer it met a quick, humane end. I used to shoot pretty well with it. I'm no porfessional, but I could keep a 2-3 inch pattern at 100yds offhand. I think the gun would do better with a better target shooter behind her. Anyway, I think you did well, work up a load, and enjoy your new gun.

Scott S.

Salmoneye    Posted 01-18-2005 at 13:17:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Personally...It would have had to be in exceptional shape for that price...Most sell on for less than $200, but then of course you have to add in shipping etc...

They surely are a rugged peice that with care will become a family heirloom...On the other hand, they are somewhat less 'reliable' than an inline etc...

On the other hand...My wife has a T/C White Mountain .50 cal that I would not sell for $200...

Bottom line...Are YOU happy?


Dave Smith    Posted 01-18-2005 at 13:32:22       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi salmoneye, I think I did OK. The gun is like new even got the tags that hung on the trigger guard but not the original box it came in.
I don't care for the in lines IM too much of a traditonalist.
My favorite black powder is a Hopkens and Allen type buggy gun under hammer I made about 30 years ago using a Dougles barrel. It is a tack driver.
Dave <*)))><

Nice...    Posted 01-18-2005 at 13:36:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Post a pic if you get a chance...I'd like to see it...

I love .50 cal sidelocks like the Renegade...I can shoot em all day with round balls and 70 grains of FFG and hit 6 inches offhand at 100 yards...Love it...Never shot a .54, but assume they are just as sweet shooting...


Dave Smith    Posted 01-18-2005 at 18:19:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Salmoneye, I think it is the Hopkins and Allen you want to see.

I got the parts from Numrich and Brownells back in the early 70s. The fore site I filed out of a piece of solid brass. The rear site is a Marbles. I have allways wanted to make one out of brass but never got around toit. The steel parts I browned using Birchwood casey hot browning. The stock and for end I made from maple I cut on the place. It has about 20 coats of Birchwood Casey hand rubbed oil. The but plate I filed out of solid brass also to give it better ballance. The top photo shows the action better.
Dave <*)))><

Manitoba    Posted 01-18-2005 at 13:13:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Here in Kanada you would have made a great deal...
They do a great job on our oversized skeeters..
Personally I use a Knight .50 cal

David Bendickson    Posted 02-01-2008 at 04:05:17       [Reply]  [Send Email]
do want to sell your renegade

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