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Dave Markowitz
April 9, 2012, 08:39 PM
I found this T/C Renegade today at Dixon's in Kempton, PA. No, the pics aren't reversed, it's a southpaw rifle. The .50 caliber barrel is 26" long and 1" across the flats. The muzzle has T/C's "Quik Load" setup, wherein they coned the muzzle to make starting a ball or bullet easier.

Chuck Dixon dropped a borelight down the barrel so I could take a look, and it's spotless. When I ran some patches through it at home they all came out clean. Overall, the rifle looks almost new with the exception of a few handling dings.

http://flintlock.org/pics/var/resizes/Thompson-Center-Renegade/renegade1%20%281024x440%29.jpg?m=1334014432

http://flintlock.org/pics/var/resizes/Thompson-Center-Renegade/renegade_lock%20%281024x765%29.jpg?m=1334014433

http://flintlock.org/pics/var/resizes/Thompson-Center-Renegade/renegade2%20%281024x502%29.jpg?m=1334014433

I've wanted a lefty Renegade for awhile so I decided to grab this one while the gettin' was good. For $220 plus tax I doubt I'd be able to beat this deal. It should make a real nice shooter.

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Norton Commando
April 9, 2012, 08:50 PM
Wow, that's an outstanding deal on an outstanding gun!

towboat_er
April 9, 2012, 10:39 PM
great looking rifle.

chute2thrill
April 10, 2012, 12:17 AM
Very nice, and for $220 thats a helluva deal!

robhof
April 10, 2012, 12:34 AM
You done good and enjoy your Thompson, I thoroughly enjoy mine.

Legionnaire
April 10, 2012, 09:39 AM
That's a "good get!" I was watching for a good deal on a Renegade, but ended up with a .54 caliber Lyman Great Plains Rifle instead. But if I found a deal like that, I'd jump on it anyway!

tranders
April 10, 2012, 09:55 AM
Great looking rifle.
Congratulations!

olderguns
April 10, 2012, 10:17 AM
Beautiful gun, Have fun with it.

Kaeto
April 11, 2012, 08:47 PM
Me Want!

4v50 Gary
April 11, 2012, 09:02 PM
Nice gun. Congratulations.

Dave Markowitz
April 11, 2012, 10:06 PM
Thanks guys. It was quite a find.

mic214
April 11, 2012, 10:27 PM
Wow, that is a beauty!

Jaymo
April 11, 2012, 10:53 PM
I have that exact same Renegade. Southpaw, and all.
I got mine for either $100 or $120 out the door.
Yeah, I got really lucky. It didn't appear to be fired.

Ultravox
April 12, 2012, 10:27 AM
As a southpaw I'm jealous. :)

What a nice looking rifle.

PapaG
April 12, 2012, 12:07 PM
Super buy! I have had a long love affair with the Renegade, nicely made and not as garish as the poorly named "Hawken". Have a 58 Big Boar, a fifty I made out of parts collected over the years, and a 56 smoothbore that someone with more money than sense had Briley tubes installed..so it is now a 28 ga shotgun/smoothbore musket. None of the above cost more than $250 and are all fine shooters.
Bargains are out there. Got a Pedersoli 72 cal Dangerous Game gun for $400 last year, unfired and the Pedersoli 12 ga fowler for $250, also unfired. Love those guys who have to buy something that catches their eye and then sell it on consignment later.

oldcodger
April 12, 2012, 06:45 PM
"Love those guys who have to buy something that catches their eye and then sell it on consignment later."

Got my eye on an apparently unfired Hawken in .54, for $125. :what:

Clean as a whissle (which is, actually, just a tad cleaner than a whistle).

Should I jump on it?

PapaG
April 12, 2012, 07:49 PM
Buy it and don't look back.

Dave Markowitz
April 12, 2012, 08:34 PM
oldcodger, you should jump on that Hawken like white on rice. Even if you don't like it you could turn around and double your money pretty easily.

oldcodger
May 3, 2012, 09:53 AM
I guess now I'll have to..

just gotta see down the bore first...

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