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.
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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