This is a factory Thompson Center Contender and G2 Contender Barrel. Barrels for the Contender and G2 Contender are interchangeable, but not for use with Encore frames. They can be changed in seconds by removing the forend and tapping out the barrel/frame hinge pin. Drilled and tapped for scope mounts. No gunsmithing required. This barrel will not work on Contender frames with a serial number pre 195,000 unless the grips have been changed to the new G2 style.
Notes on Thompson Center® (T/C) Barrels:
Barrel fits the T/C® Model Firearm in the product description only
Bull barrels have the same diameter for the full length, they do not taper from chamber to muzzle
Heavy barrels taper from chamber to muzzle, but are of a heavier contour than standard contour barrels
Barrels without sights are drilled and tapped for scope base mounting
Notes on T/C® Barrel Length and Rifle/Pistol Configuration:
It is possible to purchase the T/C® Encore and Contender in a rifle or pistol configuration
Since this is the case, it shall be the responsibility of the consumer to comply with all Federal,
State and Local laws regarding barrel length and configuration
It is a violation of Federal Law to use handgun parts, including barrel and/or pistol grip, on an Encore/Contender
originally sold as a rifle
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