The Contender Carbine came on the market in 1986. From this one’s serial number, 348000 range, we estimate it was manufactured in 1989. This one has been sitting pretty in Alabama for two decades with minimal actual usage. Its only surface detractions are a couple of tiny superficial scours on the pistol grip area of the buttstock, similar lighter scours on the forend, and faint amounts of whitening on the sides of the barrel from frame contact. Finish, of course, is classic Thompson/Center semi-gloss blue with Cougar scene engraving on the receiver sides, and semi-gloss American walnut stock and forend. Action type is breech lever single shot, and the trigger guard is the lever as with all Contenders. Barrel is 21 inch Vent Rib, 2 1/2 or 3 inch capability with interchangeable choke tube. The included tube mikes at .408 internal diameter, full choke. We are unclear as to whether any other brand tubes will fit this barrel. Buttstock length of pull is 12 5/8 inches, youth length but original, and the butt pad has the warning about the 1933 NFA Act; a person may not legally install a Contender Barrel on this receiver whose length is less than 16 inches. We rate this Contender Shotgun as Excellent Finishwise, since less than 10 percent of its surfaces are affected by any contact evidence by our estimate; photos, at any rate, should suffice for prospective owners to judge finish grade for themselves. Bore, chamber, and mechanism are all bright, clean, and excellent; and as far as we know this shotgun is still under factory warranty. The only time we’ve had to use factory service in the past 10 years from Thompson/Center was for a broken sight, and they fixed it at no charge. This Thompson/Center Contender Carbine shotgun really has no replacement on the market. It was discontinued in 1997. The descendant Encore replacement price is over $700 in our area, if a person can even find one. We’re offering this attractive, serviceable and collectable .410 Contender Carbine for only $ 489.95.
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