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...

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 powder 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 -...

Heavier loading showed marked increases in pressure and substantially more recoil for only minor gains in velocity

Fouling in the bore of a muzzleloader will increase pressure. When shooting a muz-zleloader, consecutive shots without cleaning will display rapid shot-to-shot increases in pressure, a variation in velocity and a resultant decrease in accuracy. As Black Powder fouling builds in the bore of your muzzleloader, loading will become more difficult until it reaches the point where it becomes impossible to properly seat the projectile. This is especially true when firing modern plastic sabots. For...

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....

Loading Sabots or Conical Bullets with Pyrodex Pellets

If you are loading sabots like T C's Mag Express Sabots, make sure that the bore has been swabbed and that all of the oil or lube has been removed. The drier the bore, the better, as this will improve accuracy. Start by loading (2) 50 grain Pyrodex pellets, dropping each pellet down the bore with the black end going in first. The black end actually contains black powder, which acts as the igniter. Because black powder ignites at a lower temperature than Pyrodex, this will increase reliable...

Cleaning from the Muzzle

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...

Cleaning From The Breech

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...

Using Cleaning Implements With Your Thompson Center InLine Muzzleloader

Thompson Center muzzleloading rifles and pistols are supplied with a cleaning jag which is the proper size for the particular caliber. For cleaning use commercial cleaning patches round or square or pieces of discarded clothing. When using the cleaning jag,keep in mind that patch size and thickness are important. Start with a patch that is approximately 2 1 2 square or in diameter . Position it over the jag as pictured in the illustration and try it in the bore of the firearm wet patches will...

Suggested Black Powder Loads For TC Mag Express Sabots

For Use With .50 Caliber T C In-Line Muzzleloader Only Using Bullet weights Shown Below Use Musket Cap or 11 Cap or 209 Primer Using Pyrodex Pellets amp Mag Express Sabot Loads For Use With .50 Caliber T C In-Line Muzzleloader Only Using Bullet weights Shown Below Use Musket Cap or 11 Cap or 209 Primer Using Black Powder amp Mag Express Sabot Loads For Use With Bullets Weighing Grains Load Shown in Red is Maximum - Heavier Bullets continued on next page For Use Only With .50 Caliber Thompson...

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...

Iron Sight Adjustment For The TC InLine Muzzleloader

Some T C in-line muzzleloaders are equipped with a standard rifle rear sight Diagram A Below which is adjustable for elevation by moving the elevation blade up or down to change the point of impact. To do this, turn the Elevation adjustment Screw clockwise as viewed from the muzzle end to raise the point of impact, and counterclockwise, to lower the point of impact. To adjust the windage it is necessary to move the entire rear sight leaf left or right by using the slotted screw head on the...

Trigger Adjustment For The Thompson Center InLine Muzzleloader

Inline Muzzleloader

1 4 open end wrench are required to perform adjustments. 1 4 open end wrench are required to perform adjustments. The trigger of the in-line muzzleloader is factory set for optimal weight of pull, sear engagement and overtravel. If further adjustment is required, the in-line muzzleloader is equipped with two trigger adjustment screws that can be adjusted by the shooter. If the shooter is not able to make the appropriate adjustments the adjustments should be made by a qualified gunsmith. In the...

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

Awarning

Thompson Center Black Diamond Parts

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 muzzle-loading firearm that has...