1975 contender

Discussion in 'Thompson' started by billy, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. from my research it looks like that is the original bbl for it.
    it was made between 73 and 75 while the frame was made in 75.
    what a beautiful trigger pull on this pistol!
     

  2. GUNZABLAZIN

    GUNZABLAZIN G&G Evangelist

    Love my Contender's, what caliber is it?
     
  3. .357 mag and i should be getting the 14 in .22lr match bbl for it any day
     
  4. That barrel is not set up for the shredder is it??
     
  5. no
    i had one of those and hated it.
    dismal accuracy with any .357 mag load bullet combo i could come up with.
     
  6. Tack Driver

    Tack Driver G&G Evangelist

    Wow that's beautiful. Always smart to buy .357 handguns since you can use cheap .38 special to plink with
     
  7. Dad has one of the originals in 44 mag, it has been set up for the shredder and it seems to like 9 gr of Unique and whatever weight cast bullet he's shooting in it. Can't give the bullet weight I don't have his book with the info in it.
     
  8. HK770

    HK770 G&G Enthusiast

    Good looking TC



    Mine is 1972 i think an TC super 14 in 35 rem. Have had it since new and no other barrels. Just love the thump it gives my hand when i turn it loose.


    luck
     

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  9. GUNZABLAZIN

    GUNZABLAZIN G&G Evangelist

    I have 3 barrels for mine,
    .17 Remington, for varmints
    30/30 for varmints and work pretty good for deer, as in the picture!
    .445 SuperMag, shot my first buck with it, and can use .44mag and .44 special.

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  10. update
    yesterday i took it out and ran 75 rounds of .38 spl full wadcutters, .38spl+p and a few 158 gr. .357 mag
    what a sweet shooting pistol.
    my wife picked it up and started nailing popcans at about 20 yds right away
    her comment after her second shot?
    we need TWO of these guns!
    yep
    i am real happy with this aquisition.
    now i need a .223 bbl........
     
  11. no safety on hammer and screwdriver operated firing pin selector.

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  12. I was told it wasn't a safety by a very smart mouthed gunsmith. He made sure to let me know just exactly how smart he was. "It's a selector for center and rim fire when you've switched to .22 barrels. Why would it be a safety?"

    I thought it was a safety also Billy, because it will not let the pin strike the primer when engaged forward. I still think it's a safety for when you aren't shooting rimfire...
     
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    Super 14, 30-30

    I don't know how old mine is, but I know it will crush pig skull with the best of em'.. I love this cannon.
     
  14. i dont think it is a safety.
    i have looked at this thing ever whichaway.
    and dont see what could be one
     
  15. HK770

    HK770 G&G Enthusiast

    many changes to TC over years am sure. But when mine was born this is what was used for safety. Also note the hammer is not solid on spur.
     

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  16. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    Very nice pistol Billy! I have always admired the Contenders! One day I will own one!
     
  17. you need one of these dude.
    it is a whole different animal
     
  18. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    Well, for one, I have a soft spot for single shots.....add in the versatility of multi barrels...plus the cool factor.....

    You're right Billy....I need one of those!
     
  19. it has the nicest trigger i have ever seen on an out of the box pistol period!
    maybe the nicest of any out of the box gun i have fired.