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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-05-2010, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Well, I've finally settled on a small-bore ML and am picking up a Thompson Center Seneca in .36 caliber. Got a few questions regarding this model.

Does anyone know what parts are interchangeable with Hawkens or Renegades? I'm talking small parts, such as ramrod thimbles, underlug screws, lock plates, butt plates, patchboxes, etc. Also, is the ramrod on the .36 the same diameter as a .45 or .50? Just curious since I know these haven't been in production for a long time and parts are scarce.

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-06-2010, 04:16 AM
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Nothing is going to be interchangeable. Oh, you might find a screw or two that is, but the Seneca is a smaller profile rifle overall than either a Hawken or Renegade (and Cherokee's are even smaller yet). Some parts for the Seneca are available from TC.


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Yea, that's what I'm getting from my research. Thanks for the response! Might need to send T/C an email and see what they have left for them.

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FWIW, I think the 36 Seneca is about the slickest thing TC ever did, with the exception of the original Contender of course. ;D I've been letting mine sit way too much lately, but then I did come across a 32 barrel for my Cherokee last summer and it's been taking up a lot of my time lately. It's shootin' real good with 777 FFFG and I've been meaning to try it in my Seneca but just haven't gotten around to it yet. Walt
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Good to hear! I've always loved the looks of them, but never handled one before. I'm really looking forward to getting it in my hands and working up a good load for it.

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A lot of dealers that sell online have the parts numbers where prices are. You can use that to see if parts are the same for different guns but like Ladobe said, there wont be many. There are some parts that do switch around with the Hawkens, etc

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-08-2010, 09:03 PM
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Ladobe is correct...maybe a screw. Nipple is different, rod is smaller. If you have the 36 and decide you want a 45 barrel, check with Track of the Wolf, I believe they have them. Nice rifle, one I used to have liked round ball and 35 grains of 3F. Tack driver...you will really like it.
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I bought one new in the late seventies or early eighties. Beautiful gun, but I couldn't get it to group very well. Tried for years with every conceivable trick to make it shoot like I thought it should. From very credible sources, I discovered that T/C contracted Seneca breech plugs out to some firm in INdia. They did not use consistent thread sizes, so T/C never offered any replacements. Also found out that T/C's warehouse burned and in it were all the Seneca parts. I got Cain's Outdoor in West Virginia to build a 40 caliber by 32 inch Green Mountain barrel onto one of their custom made breechplugs. Now I have a shooter. I believe I could compete if I could figure out how to hold her steady like the sandbag on the bench does. If you have one of these rifles and want it to shoot right, give Cain's a call. They treated me well and delivered fast. BTW, I chose forty caliber because Alabama regs state that a rifle has to be forty and over to shoot deer, and forty or smaller to shoot squirrels. My barrel is engraved with "Do All"!
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Hi there seneca fans. I just stumbled in from the NEF single shot rifle section, we have two senecas and I was just wondering how to find a .45 barrel. Glad I read all the above. Someone posted on a site that the cherokee barrel will fit a seneca..... I don't know if it is true but now that I know Track of the wolf sells them I will get the right one from them. Thanks for the info. Brent
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Cherokee and Seneca barrels do NOT interchange. They are different lengths and the barrel pins are located at different lengths.
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