Thompson Center Renegade,
.50 caliber, 26" barrel,
percussion, walnut, iron trim,
used, by Thompson Center Arms
Part Number: AAS-291
Availability: In Stock
Price: $329.00
This Thompson Center Renegade .50 caliber percussion rifle is factory assembled. The rifle is offered in used condition with handling marks on the stock and metal. The barrel is mostly bright, but does have pitting running throughout its length, with darker areas near the muzzle. The barrel exterior also has a fair amount of speckling and scratches in the blue finish. Trigger reach is 13-3/4" and the weight is 8.3 pounds, making the rifle set up for today's average size shooter.

The .50 caliber, 1" octagon barrel is 26" in length. The bore is mostly bright, but does have pitting throughout and darker areas near the muzzle. The barrel is fitted with a bead style front sight and v- notched adjustable rear sight that is click adjustable for windage and elevation. The back of the front sight bead has been painted white for better visibility. The barrel is factory blued, but does have significant scratches in the exterior finish and speckling around the breech.

We recommend our #BALL-490 Hornady pure lead .490" round ball, #OX-15-50-D Ox Yoke .015" dry patch, #MINK OIL tallow lubricant, and 70 grains of #GOEX-FFg black powder for best accuracy. If hunting big game, in thick brush, try our 50 caliber Maxi-ball. Increase the powder charge as needed, to achieve best accuracy with this heavier bullet. Recoil will increase, but will not be noticed during the hunt.

Our front view shows the straight grain American black walnut stock. The stock has many pressure dents and marks from field use. The blued steel buttplate is wide and nearly flat to spread the recoil from the .50 caliber bore over a large area. The buttplate shows wear in the finish from loading. The wide trigger bow has ample room for the double lever, double set triggers. The black aluminum ramrod is threaded to accept 10-32 cleaning and loading accessories. We note the front ramrod pipe is loose and the allan head screw is stripped, so it cannot be tightened.

Our top view shows the hooked breech that allows the barrel to be dismounted for cleaning. To dismount the barrel, place the lock at half cock, withdraw the ramrod, remove the single wedge key located forward and below the barrel. Use a small brass drift, such as our #TOOL-KEY-B. Once the key is removed, lift the barrel from the muzzle to unhook the breech from the tang. Remove the nipple and place the breech end of the barrel in a bucket of soapy water. Run a wet patch down and up the bore, the pumping action will flush all the fouling from the barrel. Once the bore is clean, run a dry patch down the bore to pick up any moisture followed by a oily patch. Dry and oil the exterior then reassemble the rifle.

Our lock view shows the color case hardened percussion lock, factory engraved by Thompson Center. This lock works smoothly, with a strong mainspring, and fly detent to allow the use of double set triggers. The color case hardened finish has light speckling on the plate. The hammer nose also has pitting from not being cleaned properly. A stainless steel 1/4-28 nipple is installed.

Correctly adjusted, you may cock the lock, or set the trigger, in any sequence. Turn the tiny set trigger adjustment screw, between the two triggers, inboard to reduce the set trigger release tension. Or turn it fully inboard, to disable the set trigger feature, when hunting in very cold climates, where a numb finger might release the light set trigger too early. When training youngsters, we prefer to start with the set trigger disabled.

This Thompson Center Renegade has a bore that is mostly bright, but unfortunately does have pitting. It will serve you well on your next big game hunt. Our customers like these well made American guns, for their reliable service, durable reputation, accuracy, and good value. Order it for a ten day visual inspection. You will be delighted. Else if it does not fit you, return it in unfired condition for same-day refund. Postage is your only risk, when you order any one-of-a-kind gun from Track, whether new, used, or antique.
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Elk River, MN 55330-1773

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