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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question Thomson Contender one screw or two

Why do some Contenders have a one screw forearm and some have two
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 09:17 AM
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1 screw are for 10" barrels and 2 screw are for super 14" and maybe some shorter custom barrels
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 09:21 AM
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The very early Carbine barrels also had only one.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 10:41 AM
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The two screw spacing differs from super 14 to super 16 which is the same as 23" rifle spacing.
They share a common location of the rear pillar, tho.
I sometimes build forearms to accommodate both barrel spacings.

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Factories change things and some times they screw up or make something "custom" that slips into the mainstream, and sometimes they just have a better idea. Sometimes that "better idea" comes from a bean counter along the way though, so be wary. 16"/21"/23" barrels should have the same spacing, 12" and 14" should have the same spacing,,, BUT BUT BUT, the world is full of butts. FWIW, I added a second dovetail to my early 21 inch tapered 7TCU barrel, it did not change accuracy but I did sleep better at night.

I had a very early 21 inch tapered 30-30 contender with super 14 spacing. WHY/HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?. I have an H&R topper with factory walnut that isn't supposed to exist according to some internet eggspurts. I also have a Rem 788 in 30-30 with a factory walnut stock that a lot of guys will tell you does not exist. My Remington 788 in 30-30 was originally owned by the Michigan Department of Corrections (still has the StatePrisonSouthernMichigan armory tag and number on a brass plate glued to the grip cap area in fact). I doubt the state paid for that very nice walnut upgrade. As it turns out Remington only put walnut on the very early guns despite what some will say.

**** Happens comes to mind sometimes. If you have ever worked in a factory you get how **** happens and things change by date or by the day of the week. Pre 1978 I imagine things walked out of factories occasionally so there are weird things out there "that do not exist" in nature.... Stay ever vigilant.

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Thank you one and all very in lighting Mozy
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