Make: Thompson Center Arms
Model: Thompson Contender
Serial Number: 161948
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single Shot Pistol
Markings: The top left side of the barrel is marked "THOMPSON: CENTER ARMS / ROCHESTER, N H." and "357 Mag". The right and left sides of the frame are marked with the Thompson "Cougar Logo". The back of the frame under the hammer is marked "161948".
Barrel Length: 10"
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a fixed ramped blade. The rear sight is a 4-way adjustable sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The forend is wood. There are some scattered depressions in the forend wood and a few surface scratches. The grips are wood and have finger grooves and a left thumb rest. The grips show handling wear and finish loss - primarily on the edges. The grips rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny with a bit of fouling and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. The Screw heads show use. The markings are clear. The right side of the frame shows a hairline scratch and the left side of the rear sight has a patch of finish loss. There is some slight finish loss to the frame flats from contact with the forearm. Overall, this pistol rates in about Fine condition, with better metal than wood.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The hammer cocks and the trigger releases the hammer. We did not fire this pistol.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This .357 Magnum single shot pistol is in great condition and is chambered in one of the most American of calibers. The barrel can be interchanged with most Thompson Contender barrels – providing unmatched flexibility. This pistol is perfect for hunters who will be spending time on the trail.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This pistol is transferable in California and can also be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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