contender years.

Discussion in 'Thompson' started by g1contender, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. g1contender

    g1contender G&G Newbie

    what year did the easy break open contender come out? i have a 1976 old style. my friend bought a 1983 we don't lf its a easy break open, any thought's?......
  2. oldjarhead

    oldjarhead G&G Evangelist

    It was late 1967. I purchased mine during 1968.
    The originals had a squared butt grip with a squared upper grip...with the lager calibers the upper would slam into the web of you hand...they changed that in 1969 to a rounded upper grip.