The Thompson G2 Contender 45-70 Rifle is a compact rifle boasting the same versatility and accuracy found with the G2 Contender pistol. It features readily interchangeable 23 inch barrels, enabling the shooter to select from 9 different cartridge options; from .17 HMR, up to 6.8 Rem or .45/.70 Gov’t. Barrels for the G2 Contender Rifle can be changed in only seconds by removing the forend and tapping out the barrel/frame hinge pin. In addition, all of the 16-1/4 inch and 21 inch 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.
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- Action: Break Open Action (single shot)
- Caliber: 45-70 Govt.
- Barrel Length: 23 Inch
- Capacity: 1
- Trigger: Adjustable
- Safety: Hammer Safety
- Overall Length: 36 3/4 Inches
- Weight: 5 1/4 lbs.
- Stock: Black Synthetic
- Finish: Stainless Steel