This is a factory Thompson Center Encore barrel. For use with Encore frames only. Not compatible with Contender or G2 Contender frames. Easily switched by simply removing the forend and tapping out the barrel/frame hinge pin. No gunsmithing required.
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 configurations.
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
For more information, see: The Gun Control Act of 1968 U.S.C. Title 18, Chapter 44 on the ATF web site