Thanks to Crubear! He’s gone through and written up a detailed explanation with pictures on the best way to ship a Thompson Center Encore/Contender barrel!
I’ve run into a problem lately where I didn’t have a box to fit a barrel I’d sold. Then, in chats with other folds here I’ve been reminded of times when barrels arrived that weren’t safely packed. You know, the barrels that arrive falling out of the box, or that fall to the concrete when you take them out when you pick the box up. Yep, doesn’t make for a good feedback score when that happens. So here goes, what I try to do when you buy a barrel from me.
First, clean the barrel. ’nuff said
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A hot topic for any TC Encore owner is storage; barrel storage, frame storage, assembled firearm storage… take your pick. Forum member Rick Jacker, gave wrote this awesome article on how to create your own custom Encore pistol case!
Thompson Center Encore 7mm-08 Pistol Case
After a couple of months buying and trading for my components, I finally put it all together and felt good about the build. Sitting in front of me was an Encore in 7mm-08, scoped and ready to range check. Not the prettiest kitten in the litter, but one I felt would get er done in the field, and at the range.
Now I would need a case for her. Thinking ahead, I would need one that would be Airline approved. The urge is on me for an out of state hunt, and flying is by far the easiest mode of transportation on these old bones. I would also like one that is aesthetically pleasing ,and would offer room for maybe, one more scoped barrel. A slot for a box of rounds would be nice also. » Read more..