The G2 Contender® rifle is a compact rifle boasting the same versatility and accuracy found with the G2 Contender® pistol.
It features readily interchangeable 23" barrels, enabling the shooter to select from 11 different cartridge options; from .17 Mach2 and .17 HMR, up to 6.8 Rem, .375 JDJ or .45/.70 Gov’t. — even a .50 cal muzzleloading barrel. In addition, all of the 16-1/4" and 21" barrels made for the old style Contender will readily fit the new G2™ frame. The high comb on the buttstock allows the shooter’s eye to be in perfect alignment when using a scope.
Its versatility, with regards to selecting either rimfire or centerfire barrels, makes it a multi-use rifle. It’s an ideal plinker, small game and varmint rifle, and is one of the lightest hard-hitting deer rifles there is. It’s as home in a trapper’s pack basket as it is in deer camp. ...And as a “carry gun”, they don’t get any better. It will become your favorite in any of the seasons.
Now in .50 caliber! With the introduction of the G2 Contender® rifle also comes the introduction of a .50 caliber muzzleloading barrel. Converting from centerfire to a muzzleloader is as simple as changing barrels and forends. This much versatility in a 5-1/2 lb. package is hard to beat.
By simply pulling up and back on the trigger guard spur you can open the G2 Contender® action to load and unload the chamber.
Barrels for the G2 Contender Rifle can be changed in only seconds by removing the forend and tapping out the barrel/frame hinge pin. All Contender barrels will fit; blued and stainless barrels are interchangeable. rifles, muzzleloaders & shotguns
NOTE: All Thompson/Center Rifles and Pistols are packaged with complete instructions. These instructions must be read before using the firearm. Consumers who purchase Thompson/Center firearms (new or used) and do not receive this material should write to our factory. The proper literature will be sent to them free of charge. Specify serial number.
ACTION: Single shot, break open design (by use of trigger guard)
BAREL: Interchangeable by use of a removable barrel/frame hinge pin. Button rifled. Drilled & tapped for T/C scope mounts.
TRIGER: Adjustable for overtravel.
HAMMER: Wide grooves in hammer spur for positive grip. Equipped with a manual firing pin selector — allowing for use of rimfire or centerfire barrels on the same frame.
STOCK AND FOREND: Walnut buttstock and matching forend.
WEIGHT: 5.4 lbs with 23" rifle barrel.
OVERAL LENGTH: 36-3/4" with 23" rifle barrel.
FINISH: Blued Steel, and Stainless Steel
SAFETY: Patented automatic hammer block with bolt interlock. patent # 5680722
SIGHTS: None. Barrel drilled & tapped for scope mounts.