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Thompson center questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by shevrock, Dec 23, 2008.

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  1. shevrock

    shevrock Member

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    Well, i'm looking for a rifle. the Thompsons' have had my eye for awhile, but i have question [as stated in title :D]

    First how hard &/or easy / legal is it to convert Thompson center pistol to rifle.

    which has more choices in caliber the g2 or encore.

    how is the pistol accuracy past 100-200 using anything from .223-.308

    does it come in 7.62X54R [kinda like that bullet you know :) ]

    Are their 12GA pistol barrels or would that be considered making a AOW

    is this good for possible militia use if backed up by shotgun.

    What is the going rate for a "basic" g2 or encore

    I think that's about all of my questions. Thanks in advance.
     
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    It's OK to convert a T/C pistol to a rifle or shotgun, but not the other way. They change very quickly, a screw (or two) for the forend, push out the hinge pin, reverse.

    The Encore probably has more choices from custom makers because it handles larger calibers.

    I only own rimfire and revolver calibers in T/C's, so I'm no help on long range accuracy.

    I'm sure somebody makes a 7.62x54r barrel.

    The only pistol shotgun barrels are .45Colt/.410 bore with rifling because of legal reasons.

    Not the ideal militia gun IMO, just grab the shotgun.

    Search Gunbroker.com to get an idea of prices.

    My favorite barrel maker:
    http://www.matchgrademachine.com/

    They have a list of calibers available.

    Single shot forum:
    http://specialtypistols.infopop.cc/6/ubb.x
     
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  3. Olympus

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    Going rate for an Encore is around $700 to $800.
     
  4. shevrock

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    oh hey it got moved. okay thanks for the info. so all the rifle parts and pistol parts are interchangeable [i.e start with pistol make rifle later]. Also i think if that's normal going rate i won't be getting one for a little while. :)
     
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    Yeah i just posted in that one asking more on the accuracy.
     
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    I think you can do a lot better than $800. I bought my G2 as a frame with grip and forend for about $425 IIRC. You could start with a used barel from Ed's T/C's.
     
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    will you have to do the whole ffl thing if you buy it in parts like that?
     
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    only for the frame.

    Bear in mind that the G2 will not handle the pressure and or breach thrust 7.62x54r generates, for that you'll need an Encore.

    OR buy a $240 Handi rifle in .308win and rent a 7.62x54r reamer for $40.............use a 500S&W extractor and well you know the rest.

    MORE HERE
    http://www.go2gbo.com/forums/index.php/topic,158630.30.html
     
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    well i figured the encore would be a better choice with all the calibers popping up for it. although after reading a bit more i'm worried about accuracy. this is suppose to be something that's suppose to reach out where my shotgun can't.
     
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