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Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms #210602 05/04/2021 3:44 AM
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Saw this on SP forum. Wonder who might BUY

I thought S&W bought T/C arms for the barrel making capabilities?
Not sure if this is a good thing or not, Guess it depends on the new owners.
What do you think?

https://sgbonline.com/smith-wesson-looks-to-divest-thompson-center-arms-brand/

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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #210608 05/04/2021 11:28 AM
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I saw this as well. It's a bit troubling that it doesn't seem they have a buyer yet and I'm sure it will drive prices up.

I'll keep what I have for now. That said, if anyone has an Encore Turkey gun in 12 gauge they want to part with, hit me up.
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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: jcp161] #210610 05/04/2021 2:21 PM
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 Originally Posted By: jcp161
I saw this as well. It's a bit troubling that it doesn't seem they have a buyer yet and I'm sure it will drive prices up.

I'll keep what I have for now. That said, if anyone has an Encore Turkey gun in 12 gauge they want to part with, hit me up.
\:\)


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: H2OBUG] #210612 05/04/2021 4:19 PM
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The statement from Haus of Arms doesn't seem as dyer....I have a feeling that the new owner will be announced very soon. Hopefully, the quality will improve from the S&W production.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: Franchise] #210613 05/05/2021 1:19 AM
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I'm now...not so sure...this may be it for new TC frames....


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: Franchise] #210616 05/05/2021 11:30 AM
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Thanks H20Bug.

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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: jcp161] #210619 05/05/2021 8:05 PM
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This would be a great acquisition foe Weatherby.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: Sawfish] #210622 05/06/2021 10:09 AM
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I don’t see anyone picking up TC, the days of single shot pistols are over, the market just isn’t there anymore.New shooters are not buying single shot pistols, just our fraternity that is already in the game, luckily there are a ton of barrels and frames.

Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: racksmasher1] #210694 05/20/2021 1:57 AM
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 Originally Posted By: racksmasher1
I don’t see anyone picking up TC, the days of single shot pistols are over, the market just isn’t there anymore.New shooters are not buying single shot pistols, just our fraternity that is already in the game, luckily there are a ton of barrels and frames.


T/C does more than just pistols though. I think the Encore is still decently popular enough, maybe not the pistol variants, but the entire platform itself. And their muzzleloader line goes without saying.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211386 01/26/2022 12:27 AM
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Any news on this?

I am a bit ticked at myself that I did not buy a new Encore frame 2 years ago.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211447 02/22/2022 7:42 PM
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I have it from a reliable source that the patents for both the Encore and original contender have expired and the rights have been bought by Leigh Defense ( new owners of SSK Industries) and they are in the final stages of remaking the contender with the encore to follow later this year


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211448 02/23/2022 7:53 PM
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this is good news, thanks for the update.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211449 02/23/2022 9:12 PM
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That will be exciting if it all pans out.

Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211460 02/28/2022 9:20 PM
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It will be interesting to say the least.

With all the frames that have been made… just saying.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211466 03/02/2022 7:35 PM
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Doug,
I saw that Haus of Arms may eventuall list the 'new generation'
: https://www.sskfirearms.com/receiver-ssk-50-complete-1251.html
We will all just have to wait and see
I know I'll see you in line when they do
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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211497 03/11/2022 3:09 AM
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The SSK-50 is essentially a G2 Contender. I'll be interested to see if they can produce an Encore derivative in volume.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: Chance Weldon] #211499 03/11/2022 4:38 AM
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The ssk50 is a copy of the original contender, except with different etching options, or flatside. It has no reinforcement gussets on the side like a G2. IF it gains any strength over an original, it would only be by metallurgical advancements since the first were made. I highly doubt it will be rated for higher pressure cartridges than before.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211501 03/11/2022 2:41 PM
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The SSK50 has been the slowest to come to the consumer (when you consider the original wait times we were given) that i can remember.
I do hope they get their act together though.
I have even seriously thought about getting one.


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211502 03/11/2022 4:04 PM
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Its coming ernie…..and one WILL be coming to me!


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: KYODE] #211503 03/12/2022 2:46 PM
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Originally Posted by KYODE
Its coming Ernie…..and one WILL be coming to me!

Good for you!
Let me know when it actually arrives.
When did this first start?
2 years ago? Shorter? Longer?


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Re: Smith & Wesson To Sell T/C Arms [Re: tred1956] #211509 03/18/2022 3:31 PM
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Sooo much trouble getting a casting from a foundry when TC did it without issue for decades…..

And an over 2 year roll out with zero progress.

There are red flags everywhere.


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