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goon 
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09-04-10 05:26 PM - Post#893209    


I'm really interested in getting a custom smoothbore flintlock so I can do F&I War reenactment, but I managed to trade a longbow today for a T/C Renegade that seems in pretty decent shape other than the previous owner replaced the frizzen and didn't use the right part. Not sure what frizzen he used but it's too short and just plain doesn't fit right. It sparks well enough and I did get off a couple shots with it to make sure it was safe, but the fit is terrible and it can take several tries to get the gun to go off.
I see that Dixie Gun Works has a "new style" T/C frizzen available. Anyone know if this will work on my old Renegade?

Edited by goon on 09-04-10 05:32 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Roundball 
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09-04-10 06:44 PM - Post#893226    

    In response to goon

If it was me, and I was going to buy one, I'd call TC Cust Serv and get it from them, then I'd KNOW I had the correct part...cost about $16 or so
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goon 
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09-04-10 11:29 PM - Post#893294    

    In response to Roundball

Thanks.
I think you have a point - why not just call T/C and get the part I need?

 
goon 
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09-05-10 10:50 PM - Post#893577    

    In response to goon

And while I'm at it, does anyone know if one of TC's single triggers will fit the Renegade? The double set ones just seem too complex for my liking. I want to just be able to cock the gun and shoot the damn thing.
I was planning to just make the trade so I could sell this gun to help me pay for the 1750's musket I want built (since it's not easy to sell and ship a nearly six foot long bow), but now that I have the Renegade, even with the tweeks it needs, it's growing on me...

 
Roundball 
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09-06-10 07:22 AM - Post#893622    

    In response to goon

T/C makes a replacement single trigger for their original line of sidelocks...BUT...speaking from experience after having paid $30 for one...I was shocked to find that it was nothing more than their normal double set trigger assembly with the rear set trigger and spring removed. And...the front trigger was still as poor as they usually are. So if you're dead set on doing that for your Renegade, all you have to do is remove the rear trigger parts from your existing double triggers...but doing that won't offer you anything you don't already have...the front trigger will still be located in the same place as it is now, still operate exactly the same, etc.

NOTE:
Do not confuse all this with the single trigger model of Renegade T/C made in more recent years...that trigger assembly is unique and neither it nor the trigger guard will fit the original style Renegade that already has a double set trigger, guard, and mortise.
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goon 
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09-06-10 01:01 PM - Post#893702    

    In response to Roundball

Thanks. I found that the issue I don't like with the trigger is caused by a Ford pick-up rear leaf spring like spring that's used on the rear trigger. I backed the screw out that holds it in some to take some tension off and now it's way better. I'm sure I could "permanently" make it a really sweet trigger with a small shim and five minutes of my time, so I'll keep the double triggers.
About all I'm going to do now is probably get a frizzen for it, clean the bore out really well, and either keep it for awhile or try to get a couple hundred bucks out of it. The original plan was just to get something I could sell easier than I could sell a long bow then trade/sell it off anyhow, so either way I got no complaints.


Edited by goon on 09-06-10 01:03 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Roundball 
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09-06-10 05:48 PM - Post#893785    

    In response to goon

That big 'leaf spring' is what powers the set trigger...you feel that spring load when cocking the rear set trigger. Then when the front trigger releases the rear trigger, that spring power is needed to drive the rear trigger up instantly into the sear arm bar...extremely fast execution is what promotes accuracy from a set trigger. Its not something that's normally lightened...but if you're not going to use the set trigger I guess it doesn't matter.

PS: You'll want to keep track of any mods you make to factory settings so you can list them all in a classified AD if you do sell it.
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goon 
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09-07-10 07:30 AM - Post#893917    

    In response to Roundball

As it was I could barely pull the rear trigger with the gun at my shoulder. I can see that the spring powers the trigger but trust me, it was excessively heavy. The only thing I'll have to do to make my adjustment semi-permanent is put a tiny shim between the spring and the trigger plate, then retighten the screw that holds it in. If I decide to sell it, all I have to do to return it to factory is take the shim out, so I'm not too worried about it.
But I'll probably play around with it a bit and keep it for awhile.

 
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