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Offline Dixiejack

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T/C Renegade conversion
« on: April 18, 2009, 08:32:55 pm »
I have a T/c Renegade left hand in .54 cal.  Since I don't hunt with it anymore I would like to rebarrel it to .36 or no larger than .45 cal. just for casual shooting. Does anyone know where I can get a left hand barrel in .36 or.45 cal?  I had a Senaca I bought in the late 60's in .36 cal. That was a fun squirrel rifle.


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Re: T/C Renegade conversion
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2009, 08:39:32 am »
Left hand makes it tough.  GreenMountain never made any drop-in barrels left handed and I've never seen a left handed percussion breech plug. I rebarreled a left handed rifle for a friend and had to go with drum & nipple type ignition, which requires cutting a half moon in the top of the lock plate to allow for the nipple drum. Bear in mind that a one inch octagon barrel of .36 caliber will be lots heavier than your .54 caliber.
 I think you'd be way ahead, in money, in frustration and in final results, to sell your rifle and buy another better suited to your needs.
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Re: T/C Renegade conversion
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2009, 04:19:29 pm »
Well, if you still have the original barrel, you've got everything you need to make a new barrel. Just use the breech and other parts from the one you have on a new smaller caliber barrel blank from Green Mountain. Just keep in mind that 1 inch straight octagon barrel is going to weigh quite a bit in smaller calibers. I think if it were mine I might look at making a 1/2 octagon 1/2 round barrel to get some of the weight off.
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Re: T/C Renegade conversion
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 06:50:56 pm »
Appreciate the advice.  I have a Ballard Shutzen, Jr. in .32-40 with a Unertl scope, #5 barrel, palm rest and a replacement left hand off-hand stock that weighs a tad under 12 lbs. It is a joy to shoot.

I had thought about a half octogon/ half round barrel for this project.