Thompson TC Contender Super 14 .223 Remington Single Shot Pistol, MFD 1984

SOLD FOR: $1030

LSB#: 220520WB014

Make: Thompson/Center Arms, T/C

Model: Contender Super 14

Serial Number: 239474

Year of Manufacture: 1984

Caliber: .223 Remington

Action Type: Trigger Guard Lever Top Break Single Shot Single Action SA Pistol

Markings: The top of the frame behind the hammer is marked with the serial number “239474”. The sides of the frame are marked with scroll engraving and a circle with a cougar on a boulder. The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “THOMPSON : CENTER ARMS / ROCHESTER, N H.” and “223 REM / “SUPER 14””. The front of the frame is marked “TCA-C / ROCH-NH”.

Barrel Length: 14”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade dovetailed to a checkered ramped base that is screwed to the barrel. The base is slotted for a hood that is not present. The rear of the barrel is equipped with a one piece rail with two rings for mounting an optic (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are a two-piece smooth wood set with a capped pistol grip that has finger grooves and a thumb shelf for right handed shooters. The grip cap is marked “TC”. There is a faint mark here and there but no significant wear. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition. 

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is a notable scratch on the top of the barrel and other scattered light handling marks. The trigger guard shows a few scratches and scuffs. There is light operational wear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The previously mentioned rail and rings are included as well as a TC soft zipper case.

Our Assessment: Since the first Contender pistol was made in 1967, it has been the choice of serious handgun hunters around the world. This example is a Super 14 model that was manufactured in 1984 and chambered for the ubiquitous .223 Remington. This pistol has a beautiful appearance and smooth mechanics, appearing to have been well cared for. It comes equipped with a rail and two attached rings for mounting an optic of your choosing. Please see our photos and good luck!

Thompson TC Contender Super 14 .223 Remington Single Shot Pistol, MFD 1984
Thompson TC Contender Super 14 .223 Remington Single Shot Pistol, MFD 1984