Thompson Center Renegade,
.54 caliber, 26" barrel,
percussion, walnut, iron trim,
used, by Thompson Center Arms
Part Number: AAS-654
Availability: In Stock
Price: $449.00
This used Thompson Center RENEGADE .54 caliber percussion rifle was factory finished. The rifle has a well used appearance with many small handling marks, wear on the finish, and one larger chip on the upper edge of the side panel. The color case hardened lock displays wear from handling and cleaning, as does the finish on the barrel. Trigger reach is 13-1/2" and the weight is 7.8 pounds, making the rifle set up for today's average size shooter.

The .54 caliber, 1" octagon barrel is 26" in length. The bore is bright, and has been well maintained. The barrel is fitted with a bead front sight and adjustable rear sight for windage and elevation. We recommend our #BALL-530 Hornady pure lead .530" 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 small scattered handling marks that give it a well used appearance. . The blued steel buttplate is wide and nearly flat to spread the recoil from the .54 caliber bore over a large area. The wide trigger bow has ample room for the double lever, double set triggers. The wooden ramrod is fitted with blued steel tips threaded to accept 10-32 cleaning and loading accessories. The side panel has a bright chip at the upper corner of the panel where it was banged against something. The late production hammer and serial number indicate a factory finished rifle, but this example has much bulkier lock panels than most examples. The area with the chip could be blended and reshaped if desired.

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 finish on the lock has a well worn appearance from handling and cleaning. 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 is a well used but well maintained example of a Thompson Center Renegade rifle. 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.
Track of the Wolf, Inc.
18308 Joplin St NW
Elk River, MN 55330-1773

Copyright © 2020Track of the Wolf, Inc.