Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter .20 GA 3” Slug Rifled Single Shot Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,530

WOA#: WY240312JC010

Make: Thompson Center Arms

Model: Encore Rifle (Pro Hunter)

Serial Number: PS45311

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 20 GA, 3”, Rifled

Action Type: Top Break Single Shot Rifle

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “ENCORE THOMPSON / CENTER / SPRINGFIELD, MA, USA”, “20 Gauge 3” Rifled”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “ENCORE” with the TC logo.  The right side of the receiver is marked “PRO / HUNTER”.  The top of the receiver is marked “PS45311”.  The top of the scope rail is marked “20 GAUGE”, “EABCO.COM”.

Barrel Length: 28” Heavy Fluted Stainless Barrel, Rifled

Sights / Optics: The top of the chamber is mounted with scope rail.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are 2 piece smooth wood laminate with monte carlo comb, sling stud front and rear, and a black rubber recoil pad. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 14.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  The bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some faint scratches and drag lines on the receiver. . The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel locks up with no perceptible play and the trigger break is crisp. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Our Assessment: The Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter is a versatile and innovative break-action firearm, renowned for its adaptability and precision. Produced by Thompson Center, a company known for its high-quality hunting firearms, the Encore Pro Hunter stands out for its ability to easily change calibers and configurations, catering to a wide range of shooting and hunting preferences.

One of the Encore Pro Hunter’s defining features is its interchangeable barrel system. This system allows shooters to quickly and easily switch between different barrel lengths and calibers, ranging from rimfire and centerfire rifle cartridges to shotgun shells and even muzzleloader options. This versatility makes the Encore Pro Hunter an excellent choice for hunters and shooters who pursue a variety of game or enjoy different shooting disciplines without the need to own multiple specialized firearms.

In terms of design, the Encore Pro Hunter is built with both performance and comfort in mind. It typically features a stainless steel barrel and frame for durability and corrosion resistance, a significant advantage in diverse outdoor environments.  The Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter, with its combination of adaptability, durability, and precision, is highly regarded in the hunting community and is a testament to Thompson Center’s commitment to innovation in firearms design.   Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter .20 GA 3” Slug Rifled Single Shot Rifle
Thompson Center Encore Pro Hunter .20 GA 3” Slug Rifled Single Shot Rifle