Thompson Center Contender question

CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 15,418 ✭✭
edited February 2012 in Ask the Experts
I am selling this Contender for a local person. He told me it was a G2 model. I received an e-mail from a person on the auction side telling me that its not a G2. How do I tell if its a G2 or not?


  • pingjockeypingjockey Member Posts: 1,185 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    That is not a G2. The G2's have the "boss" around the top like
    the encore. That is that thicker area around the top of the frame.
    The "cat" engraving dates it as well.
  • EhlerDaveEhlerDave Member Posts: 5,158 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Would the serial # ID the modle ?
    Just smile and say nothing, let them guess how much you know.
  • tsr1965tsr1965 Member Posts: 8,682
    edited November -1
    The serial number would date it as well, but the easiest way to tell, is the G2 does not have the engraving as a standard item, and has the thicker boss around the top of the frame, and looks like a smaller version of the Encore'.

    The one shown in the auction, is actually one of the earliest versions, with the "push botton" selector, on the hammer, versus the "swivel type" selector, for selecting rimfire or center fire.

  • dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    You have a first generation Contender frame.
    G2,s are plain sided and have a boss along the top for renforcement.
  • CS8161CS8161 Member Posts: 15,418 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thank you for the information!
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