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Old 12-17-2009, 10:51 PM   #1
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Question T/C Carbine

Has anybody built or have a Thompson Contender Carbine?

Ive always liked em and have been thinkin about pieceing one together.

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Old 12-17-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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Those are really nice looking never built one but have shot alot of contenders. Great guns.
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:04 PM   #4
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Love the ones I have. I got into it before the encore and don't want to start over.
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Old 12-18-2009, 10:29 AM   #5
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Joey, I have a Contender carbine in 223. Your welcome to take it out to play if you want to check one out. Also have a 30-30 super 14 barrel for it.

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Old 12-18-2009, 10:39 AM   #6
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Joey, I have a Contender carbine in 223. Your welcome to take it out to play if you want to check one out. Also have a 30-30 super 14 barrel for it.

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Old 12-18-2009, 11:52 AM   #7
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I vote 25-06!
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:41 PM   #8
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I vote 25-06!
Not in a contender...maybe the encore....I've got a contender with a 16-1/2 in barrel in a 7-30 waters...My DIL used it to take her 1st buck,,,grandsons now waiting in the wings to take it....Got a couple more,223,22 hornet and a 35 remington with a brake on it....had a bunch but kinda lost the interest and sold them off...got a TCR 83,with a 30-06 and a 7mm mag. barrel...love it...a single shot makes you think about the shot....you miss,he'sgone...
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Old 12-18-2009, 01:20 PM   #9
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30-30 sounds pretty good. no worrys about neck spacing. i like the first one. maybe a collapsable stock too? this is a really cool idea!
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:43 PM   #10
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Do these have to be built seperately or does TC make them? What calibers can you get?
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:00 PM   #11
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Man that bottom one (pictured) is bad arse....I have always wanted one..

Lets do a community build...then we can share it througout the year.. We need to include somebody with an FFL though
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:01 PM   #12
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I have never seen the carbine version before - but that is pretty darn sweet. My dad had a Contender for many years chambered in 30 Herrett...it was a deer killin' machine.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #13
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Looking for some details on these....Joey, details please!!!!!
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:41 PM   #14
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Here's a real nice guy I have done business with, Real good prices and good selection of Contender and Encore goodies..........

http://www.edstc.com/

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Old 12-18-2009, 04:43 PM   #15
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I vote 25-06!
Im thinkin 204 Ruger.
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Looking for some details on these....Joey, details please!!!!!
I posted this thread in search of details, hand!

I want one!
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:46 PM   #17
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Im thinkin 204 Ruger.
Mmmmm.......that's fun too! Remember what Mickey's .204 did to that dead Stone I shot??


When can I shoot it?!?
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Old 12-18-2009, 04:49 PM   #18
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This where I got the itch....

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Old 12-18-2009, 05:33 PM   #19
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I have both a contender(17 hmr pistol) and an encore(260 rifle). My plan for next year is to set up a contender carbine for my daughter to start shooting. I may start with a 22lr barrel and then jump to a 223 or 6.8.
As mentioned earlier edstc is a great guy to deal with for factory stuff. If you are looking for some custom barrel work, check out match grade machine. They made a 17" 260 barrel for my encore. Currently it is set up as a rifle, but will be converted to a pistol next year.
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:24 PM   #20
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I'm like-n your think-n Joey . After all these years of own-n Contenders, I just got my first rifle barrel last year. 24" bull barrel 7-30 Waters and she'll drive tacks, literally
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Old 12-18-2009, 06:26 PM   #21
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #22
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Joey talk to Jimmy tomorrow night about them. He's been doin some research for one for his boys.
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Old 12-18-2009, 08:36 PM   #23
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Old 12-18-2009, 11:38 PM   #24
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That one would work, HD!

All I need is a receiver!
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Old 12-19-2009, 07:30 AM   #25
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I have a encore with a 15" barrel and pistol grip. Mine isn't churched up like some of the ones in the pics, but it's in 30TC and shoots like a dream. In that caliber you have to hold on tight and be ready when you shoot, but after quite a bit of practice it's very accurate. I have three encore rifles and love them so I had to have a pistol. I really like some of the custom jobs above. Here is a pic of the only kill I have with the pistol.
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Old 12-19-2009, 02:22 PM   #26
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I don't have any that are as fancy as the ones posted. I have rifle barrels in 223,7-30 waters, and 375 win. All are tack drivers. Two screws to take the forearm off and push the pin out and you swap barrels. No resighting in due to scope being attached to barrel. The contender frame can't handle the highpressure rounds, so you have limits. They are great little rifles!

Ed's is great to trade with. He can sometimes be hard to track down as this is a side job.
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