Understanding Black Powder And Pyrodex

Make no mistake about it, Black Powder or Pyrodex are the only propel-lant powders that are safe to use in a muzzleloading firearm. Oh, you will hear, or possibly read, advice to the contrary but don't follow it for you will never hear such advice from a competent source. The reason for using a low yield powder such as Black Powder or Pyrodex is quite basic and it is related to firearm design. When used as a propellant, Black Powder or Pyrodex generates a relatively low breech pressure....

General Rules for Use and Handling of Thompson Center Black Powder Muzzleloading Firearms

1 If you are unfamiliar with muzzleloading firearms seek professional instruction. Qualified organizations such as local gun clubs, The National Rifle Association, The National Muzzleloading Rifle Association and state Hunter Safety Programs offer approved courses which teach safe gun handling and proper hunting procedure. Those who are unfamiliar with muzzleloading firearms should seek guidance from an instructor who is qualified by one of these organizations. 2 If you are uncertain of the...

TC InLine Muzzleloader Section

IMPROPERLY CHARGING YOUR T C MUZZLE-LOADING RIFLE CAN BE DANGER OUS. STUDY THIS PHOTO CAREFULLY BEFORE PROCEEDING. Barrel held securely with muzzle upwards - directed away from your body. Use Black Powder or Pyrodex ONLY Use a T C graduated powder measure only and do not overcharge. NEVER charge directly from a pow der flask, can or powder horn. Rifle unprimed with the striker in the Cocked position and the thumb safety engaged (fully rearward). Barrel held securely with muzzle upwards -...

Understanding The Trigger Striker Safety Mechanism of the TC InLine Muzzleloader

The T C in-line muzzleloading firearm is a modern cap lock rifle that combines both the functional aspects of an old-time cap lock with the looks of a modern bolt-action rifle. The T C in-line muzzleloader has several design features which are different than traditional muzzleloading firearms, and must be understood before you attempt to use and fire your in-line muzzleloader. See the illustrations on pages 23 and 24. T C's modern-style in-line muzzleloaders are shipped from the factory with a...

TC InLine muzzleloader Takedown Procedure for pulling a charge If You Cannot Remove The Breech Plug

1st Step - After making sure that the gun is unprimed, lower the striker to the fired position by pulling the trigger while holding the striker handle and slowly letting the striker go forward until it contacts the bare nipple. 2nd Step - Remove the ramrod from the thimble s . 3rd Step - Remove the front stock assembly screw by turning it out counter-clockwise as viewed from the bottom of the gun . Then remove the screw from the back of the trigger guard. 4th Step - The barrel and receiver may...

Table Of Contents

General Rules for Use and Handling of Muzzleloading Assembly amp Disassembly of Your In-Line Basic Equipment Needs For The Muzzleloading Understanding Black Powder and Black Powder Pressures and Velocities Bullet Patching the Round Understanding the In-Line Muzzleloader Trigger amp Striker Adjusting the In-Line Muzzleloader Charging and Priming the In-Line In-Line Muzzleloader Loading Summary of Charging and Pulling a Cleaning Your In-Line Using Cleaning Implements With Your In-Line...

Cleaning from the Muzzle

Private Magazine 209

Cleaning the T C In-line muzzleloader through the muzzle does not entail removal of the breech plug unless your aim is to totally clean the rifle before storage. If you do remove the breech plug, make sure you clean the threads and lube them with an anti-seize lube like T C's Super Lube prior to re-installation. Also lubricate the threads inside the breech area of the barrel with anti-seize lubricant. If you do wish to remove the breech plug, it is a good idea to remove the barrel and receiver...

Thompson Center

Rochester Arms Cal

The material in this booklet must be read and understood before attempting to use your Thompson Center firearm. If pertinent safety information is not read, and the -AWARNING - statements are not understood and adhered to, death or injury could result. READ THIS MANUAL IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE USING YOUR FIREARM. Thompson Center Arms Co., Inc. P.O. Box 5002

Tc Muzzleloader Wildcat

The reader should bear in mind that Thompson Center does not manufacture or sell powder of any type. If there is ever a question as to the proper application of a particular powder or the safety of a given charge, write to the manufacturer of the powder. Adhere to the safe handling and storage precautions printed on the manufacturer's container and never purchase or use powders which have been removed from their original container. USE OF THE WRONG PROPELLANT MAY CAUSE INJURY AND OR DEATH TO...

Awarning

Thompson Center Arms 209 Wildcat

A sharp or heavy blow to the external striker handle can fracture parts and cause a malfunction or discharge of the firearm. AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE MAY RESULT IN INJURY AND OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. 10 Never hand a charged muzzleloading firearm to another person. Once charged, a muzzleloading firearm requires your complete attention. Never charge the firearm and then hand it to another shooter. Equally you should never shoot a muzzleloading firearm that has...

Service for your TC Muzzleloader

Should your T C muzzleloading firearm require adjustment, repair or refinishing, we strongly recommend that the rifle be returned to the factory for such work. There is no other way to ensure that the work will be done by a competent staff or trained technicians. Send your rifle back to the factory unloaded with a letter describing the problem. Any T C muzzleloader should be sent prepaid we will not accept collect shipments . Do not include gun case, sling, scopes or other custom accessories...

Thompson Center Arms Model 209 Wildcat

Maximum loads are not to be exceeded nor is a substitution of powder or granulations to be attempted Only use loads that are listed for your particular caliber, model and bullet style. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN INJURY AND OR DEATH TO THE SHOOTER OR BYSTANDERS AND DAMAGE TO PROPERTY. The shooter is instructed to start with the lightest charge listed. As you become familiar with the firearm, increase your charges gradually until you reach your best performing load most...

Ignition in a Muzzleloader

Considering that Black Powder ignites easily and burns almost instantaneously, it would not seem that ignition could create problems for the muzzleloading enthusiast. Yet, it was in the age of Black Powder that such terms as misfire, hangfire and flash in the pan found their origins. The problem, of course, is that the muzzleloader requires a great deal more care in its cleaning and handling than does a modern cartridge firearm see section on Cleaning Your Muzzleloading Firearm. The propellant...

Pyrodex Chart Showing Appropriate Use Of The Various Grades

PYRODEX CTG - FOR BLACK POWDER CARTRIDGES. This powder was designed to be used in early model breech loading cartridge firearms rifles, pistols amp shotguns which were intended for use with Black Powder only. It has no application in Thompson Center muzzle-loading firearms. It is listed here simply for identification purposes. PYRODEX RS or PYRODEX SELECT RS RIFLE amp SHOTGUN POWDER. Designed for use in all calibers of percussion muzzleload-ing rifles and shotguns, this powder has a wide...

Thompson Center Wildcat 209

Never attempt to pull a charge from your in-line muzzleloader until you are absolutely certain that the firearm is deprimed percussion cap, musket cap or 209 primer removed from the nipple or 209 adapter . Do not attempt to pull a charge from any gun until the powder charge has been rendered inert barrel removed and its breech section submerged in water for at least one-half hour as explained in the following text dealing with pulling a charge. AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE CAN CAUSE INJURY AND OR...

Cleaning From The Breech

How Clean Thompson Center Omega

When you are finished shooting for the day or for the season and plan to store the in-line muzzleloader away, it is recommended that you clean the firearm thoroughly. This includes removal of the breech plug and cleaning the corresponding threads in the barrel. Follow these instructions for thorough cleaning 1. Disassemble your in-line muzzleloader as detailed on pages 10 and 11 of this manual. 2. When using the in-line muzzleloader breech plug wrench, remove the breech plug by turning it...

BreakOWay Sabots in the Caliber TC InLine Rifle

For Use With .50 Caliber T C In-Line Muzzleloader Only Using Bullets of .429 - .430 Diameter Use Musket Cap or 11 Cap or 209 Primer Using T C .44 Caliber Break-O-Way Sabot Loads For Use With .50 Caliber T C In-Line Only Using Bullets of .429 - .430 Diameter Use Musket Cap or 11 Cap or 209 Primer Using T C .44 Caliber Break-O-Way Sabot Loads For Use With Bullets Weighing Grains

TC InLine Muzzleloader Takedown Procedure

1st Step - After making sure that the gun is unprimed and uncharged, lower the striker to the fired position by pulling the trigger while holding the striker handle and slowly letting the striker go forward until it contacts the bare nipple. 2nd Step - Remove the ramrod from the thimble s . 3rd Step - Remove the front stock assembly screw by turning it out counter-clockwise as viewed from the bottom of the gun . Then remove the screw from the back of the trigger guard. 4th Step - The barrel and...