Thompson Center G1 Contender Rifle 223 Rem Break Open Single Shot Rifle 21”

SOLD FOR: $903

WOA#: WY240220KN005

Make:  Thompson Center Arms

Model: Contender

Serial Number: S28593

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Gauge: 223

Action Type: Single Shot, Break Action

Markings: The rear of the receiver is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 21”

Sights / Optics: The top of the barrel is mounted with set of scope rings. The front sight is a blade pinned to a staircase ramp screwed to the barrel. The top of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled for sight options.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The two piece stocks are checkered walnut with straight comb, capped semi-pistol grip, TC Orange buttpad, and finger grooves in the forend.    The LOP measures about 14.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.There is a small scratch on the right side of the buttstock.  The checkering is crisp with little to no handling wear. There are compressions under the forend where the wood meets the trigger guard.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish.  The screw heads are serviceable and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. There are some marks on the barrel around the scope rail.  The frame has some scratches and scuffs as well as some thinning where the forestock rubs against the frame upon the break action.  There are some scattered light scratches throughout.  Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. The trigger guard as the Break action actuator.  Features safety in the hammer.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment:  The Thompson Center Arms G1 Contender in .223 Remington stands out in the world of single-shot firearms for its exceptional versatility, accuracy, and adaptability. Renowned for its innovative break-action design, this platform allows shooters to easily interchange barrels, calibers, and stocks, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of shooting disciplines, from varmint hunting and target shooting to small and medium game hunting. Chambered in the highly efficient .223 Remington, known for its flat shooting and high-velocity capabilities, the G1 Contender offers remarkable precision, further enhanced by its simple yet reliable single-shot mechanism and the potential for optic enhancements via its ample rail space. The firearm’s ergonomic design and compact frame contribute to its ease of handling and transport, making it a favorite among those who value the ability to tailor their shooting experience with a single, customizable firearm platform. The G1 Contender’s combination of innovative features and the versatility offered by the .223 Remington caliber encapsulates Thompson Center Arms’ commitment to providing shooters with a precision tool that excels in a multitude of shooting scenarios. Please see photos and good luck!  – L.S.

Thompson Center G1 Contender Rifle 223 Rem Break Open Single Shot Rifle 21”
Thompson Center G1 Contender Rifle 223 Rem Break Open Single Shot Rifle 21”