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Old 05-25-2018, 10:19 AM   #1
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I was looking at buying a used TC that has a .22 barrel and a .223 barrel.
Since one is a centerfire and the other is a rim fire, do they need different firing pins? I know nothing about these other than I want one. Can anyone that has one, enlighten me on them.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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The hammer has a "switch" that changes from a center strike to an outer strike. At least that's the best I can describe mine.

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Old 05-25-2018, 10:35 AM   #3
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The Contender frame has two firing pins, and a selector on the exposed hammer, to allow the shooter to choose between rimfire or centerfire firing pins, or to select a safety position from which neither firing pin can strike a primer. The initial baseline design of the Contender had no central safe position on the hammer, having only centerfire and rimfire firing pin positions, each being selectable through using a screwdriver.
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Old 05-25-2018, 10:58 AM   #4
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thanks guys. Good to know. I thought it might be a pain to switch out.
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