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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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Rusted TC BARREL

I have never owned a muzzle loader but someone is offering to give me a TC .50cal Renegade. The problem is that the barrel has internal rust/corrosion. When a .50 cal maxi is loaded, it goes down the barrel snugly but when it gets to the ignition chamber it seems loose. So I'm not sure if the rust/corrosion has eroded the steel in the chamber and not sure about using it. Is this okay.Does TC sell replacement barrels. Thanks
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 09:24 AM
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Renegade: Barrel: 26” octagonal, 1:38 (50), 1:48 (50 & 54), 1: 66 (50 deep button rifling), smoothbore (56), Trigger: double set, Caliber: 50, 54 & 56, Stock: American Walnut,

Status: discontinued, Ignition: flintlock & percussion,

You might find one on ebay. May be cheaper to buy a new gun or tear that one apart and really work on the barrel.
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You would need to have the barrel checked.

If it was shot with the ball not completely seated on the charge, the barrell could be bulged out.

How loose is the ball?

My .54 renegade seems tighter around the mounting tab then gets easier but not loose.

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I had a .50 cal Renegade caplock named Mabel. She had nearly 30 brass tacks in her stock, one for each deer she harvested. When I gifted her to my son in Tennessee she was wearing her third barrel, a Green Mountain SS 1:28 twist tack driving wonder.

I believe Cabelas may still sell them. Stainless virtually eliminates the rusting, (you still need to clean right away), and Green Mountain manufactured very good, dependable, accurate barrels. Direct drop in, too.
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If the barrel is too rusted, you could get it bored to 54 possibly.
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I had a .50 cal Renegade caplock named Mabel. She had nearly 30 brass tacks in her stock, one for each deer she harvested. When I gifted her to my son in Tennessee she was wearing her third barrel, a Green Mountain SS 1:28 twist tack driving wonder.

I believe Cabelas may still sell them. Stainless virtually eliminates the rusting, (you still need to clean right away), and Green Mountain manufactured very good, dependable, accurate barrels. Direct drop in, too.

TOW has em.


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As said sounds like a bulged barrel. Definitely get checked before shooting.

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Some GM “drop-in” barrels plus “drop-in” locks will require extensive inletting etc to get optimally tuned. I got a GM “drop-in” and ended up taking gun to gunmaker Brad Emig. Worked out fine but a new gun may of been cheaper. Something to consider.
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Some GM “drop-in” barrels plus “drop-in” locks will require extensive inletting etc to get optimally tuned. I got a GM “drop-in” and ended up taking gun to gunmaker Brad Emig. Worked out fine but a new gun may of been cheaper. Something to consider.
Sorry to hear that Loggy. My GM was a perfect drop-in, just lulled the pin, replaced the barrel, put the pin back in and good ever since.

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Sorry to hear that Loggy. My GM was a perfect drop-in, just lulled the pin, replaced the barrel, put the pin back in and good ever since.
I see your gun was a caplock. Mebbie a lil different vs a TC flintlock?? My gun was the TC PA Hunter flintlock.

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