Contender hammer needed...

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Contender hammer needed...

Post by cedestech » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:27 pm

Bought another Contender to build my son a .22 iron sight gun. Got a deal on it because the hammer is broken.
Easy open frame, 405XXX build range. Has the twist knob/lever on the top of the hammer for C/Saftery/R.
Apparently the spring/ball is broken that keep it in position. The Striker pins defy being driven out. Pretty sure
even though it shows the spring and ball in the schematics it isn't ment to be dissasymbled....

Anywho, I can stake it/epoxy it in C or R no worries but would rather have a new hammer, slide bar or knob.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
Emmett Dibble, Rosenberg Texas. All hail Jason, writer of novellas and destroyer of small pieces of paper!!!

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Re: Contender hammer needed...

Post by Contender Hunter » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:42 am

Call T/C for a replacement. 1-866-730-1614
Hope this helps.

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Post by cedestech » Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:37 am

Thanks, done did and they sent me one right out.

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Re: Contender hammer needed...

Post by Tlee » Sat May 11, 2013 2:38 am

cedestech wrote:Thanks, done did and they sent me one right out.

:D
Seriously? I tried to order one a couple years ago and they would NOT sell me one. Told me I had to return the frame "for it to be fitted".... No way i'm sending off my frame with it's 9oz trigger!

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Post by 1stlttightwad » Sun Feb 09, 2014 3:16 am

Tlee wrote:
cedestech wrote:Thanks, done did and they sent me one right out.

:D
Seriously? I tried to order one a couple years ago and they would NOT sell me one. Told me I had to return the frame "for it to be fitted".... No way i'm sending off my frame with it's 9oz trigger!

- Tim
T/C guarantees their guns for life..Several years ago (20) my wifes T/C Contender had a broken hammer spring. I called T/C and they sent two out asap at NO charge..This was for an OLD T/C with the Sterling silver Puma grip cap...Dave

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Post by cedestech » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:35 am

T/C isn't T/C any more.... They are owned by S&W now and the contender is a dead platform.... I have heard stories that it is right at impossible to get any meaningful work done on them any more and there are no more Contender-smiths left/at S&W.

FWIW, you can still scavenge parts and working on your own isn't that bad once you figure out how everything works and the relationship of everything inside the frame. Actually a very robust design but everything has to be correct for it to lock up, cock and fire correctly.

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Re: Contender hammer needed...

Post by RBriscoe » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:38 am

Tlee wrote:
cedestech wrote:Thanks, done did and they sent me one right out.

:D
Seriously? I tried to order one a couple years ago and they would NOT sell me one. Told me I had to return the frame "for it to be fitted".... No way i'm sending off my frame with it's 9oz trigger!

- Tim
Just send the frame in minus the trigger parts. They will install "factory parts" and return it to you. I haven't recently had work done, but they used to understand when the frame arrived minus the "critical" parts and simply install parts that complied with "company policy". When you get it back, swap out the critical parts and move on.

Rick

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Re: Contender hammer needed...

Post by Tlee » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:58 am

Sorry, I shoulda' deleted or edited my 3 year old post...
Found a used one a bit over a year ago.

Thanks,

- Tim

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