Thompson Center Renegade,
.54 caliber, 26" barrel,
percussion, walnut, iron trim, early patridge sights,
used, by Thompson Center Arms
Part Number: AAT-151
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This used Thompson Center RENEGADE .54 caliber percussion rifle was factory finished. The black walnut stock has a very few scattered handling marks. The color case hardened lock and blued barrel appear display some minor speckling near the breech. The bore is bright and has been well maintained. The hammer spur has been ground bright on the inside surface. Trigger reach is 14" and the weight is 8.2 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 square patridge front sight and earliest variaiton of windage and elevation adjustable rear sight. 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 .54 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. This rifle is fitted with the earliest variation of patridge front sight and adjustable rear sight.

Our front view shows the straight grain American black walnut stock. The stock has a very few scattered handling marks. 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.

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 left side of the hammer spur has been ground bright, but otherwise the lock has nice bright rainbow of mottled colors. The breech on this rifle is fitted with a 1/4-28 hardened steel nipple. The triggers are 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 nice example of a Thompson Center Renegade rifle with a bright bore and patridge style sights. 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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