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|07-02-2012, 01:22 PM||#1|
Advanced Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nashville TN
T/C Octagon Barrel Forend-Hard to find & $$$
Most of my G1 Thompson Contender barrels are 14"
I have Pachmayr grip/forend on my SS T/C....
nice, but a bit on the heavy side, but great in
some of the larger calibers.
I never got interested in the 10" barrels[octagon] when they made them
as I thought they were too 'short' for my 'hand-rifle'......
Years pass and I now think I need a cool barrel like that......
and they are now expensive and pricey.....
But I find a couple reasonably priced [barrels only] and once again
can't help myself.....and buy them.
DILEMMA......[surprise].....can't find the forend that fits....and when I do....
my GOD......they want ALL your gold teeth.......$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Need the forend to hold the barrel pin in....thought maybe I would
just duct-tape it....[jus' kiddin']......almost broke down and bought
another (used) complete T/C.....just to get the forend
But came to my senses...and just let the whole mess rest for awhile....
Came home one day, thought I might 'just check' on some availability of possibly a 'cracked' or 'damaged' forend........maybe sumpin' under $75
and the first thing [googled] was a grip/forend set for $50 made from a
composite [I don't care, ain't gotta be fancy wood, just shootable].
PERFECT.....and affordable.....[don't need the grip] and would have paid the $50 for the forend......just to f'n get it and shoot !!!!!
Excellent...all the way around.....fast ship..w/screws...perfect fit...
I gotta give this guy KUDOS !!!!
[such a rip on ebay for a forend for octagon barrels...]
He goes by greenhead on ebay and I will attempt to post some sort of link
if any were so inclined that this info is in any way worthwhile ......but if you ever needed a T/C forend for an octagon bbl lately......I think you will know what I'm saying....and the value of this.
You probably can't tell the color from the pics.....but it is a green/white composite....and when I first purchased them, from the ebay pics, I thought it was a black/white composite.....but it really didn't mean squat when I received them......I got to go shoot it......'cause the plan came together....
I don't know whose idea it was to pursue this endeavor to make these....I am so glad they did.....I would gladly buy them a cold one !!!!Thank you ...whoever you are !
I have his contact info if needed and you can't find him on ebay......as I would have kissed you months ago if you had this info for me.....jus' sayin'....
"ozo. you're off your rocker sir." -johnlives4christ
|07-03-2012, 10:48 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Heart Of Texas
Re: T/C Octagon Barrel Forend-Hard to find & $$$
get one for a round barrel ozo and scoop it out and bed it to the barrel. Then refinish the piece. T/C handguns do better with the barrels fully bedded anyway.
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