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Where can I find info. on Contenders ie. old, new type barrels - what is the difference between a hunter and a super barrel. When did they change the trigger mechanism?
I guess what I am asking for is a history of the changes made to the Contender.
 

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A super 14 barrel is 14" long full bull (.81"). The hunter barrel is 14" long but has T/C's muzzle break on it.

Helobill gave you links to production dates.

T/C changed the trigger to easy open around 195000. There was an earlier change in the trigger group but I'm not sure when.

In the '80's, T/C produced AA or chrome plated frames and barrels. They will not fit blued/stainless unless the hinge pin hole is enlarged. The frame serial numbers begin with 'A'. T/C came out with stainless frames in '93.
 

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So if a contender frame starts with Serial 301xxx it is easy open? I ask because I am pondering a purchase.

Thanks

Fred :D
 
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