T/C PA Hunter Changes

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Urban Coyote

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If I recall correctly Thompson Center's Pennsylvania Hunter flintlock originally had a 31" or 32" octagon to round barrel with a 1 in 66" twist, there was a 21" carbine version as well. Later models had a full octagon barrel about 28" in length and a came with a factory recoil pad although I've never seen a carbine model with these features. I'm not sure if this later version had the original 1 in 66" twist or a 1 in 48" barrel.

Does anyone have input or knowledge about these changes?
 

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Don't take it as absolute, but I have been told the full octagon barrels were an attempt to use up some left over Hawken barrels - or to make up for the lack of PA Hunter barrels. I am not sure which twist they had, but if that information is true, it was probably the 1-48" twist. I do know that some - but not all - of the later versions with either barrel do have the QLA feature.

Here is some information I have found on the internet concerning the lengths and twist of PA's. Don't know the original author to give credit.

\\\\ PENNSYLVANIA HUNTER


50 (DEEP BUTTON) 28 & 21 Oct 1:48 RH


50 (CUT) 1:48 RH


50 (DEEP BUTTON) 1:66 RH


\\\\ PENNSYLVANIA MATCH HUNTER


50 (CUT) 1:66 RH


The octagon to round PA Hunter (rifle) barrel is 31".

Another change is the trigger or more specifically the trigger sear bar. The early versions appear to have a trigger bar that is split w/ the sear going between the two pieces - no spring. The later version is a solid bar w/ a spring. The early version has the tang mounted by two wood screws and the later has the front tang screw as a machine screw that comes thru the stock and screws into the trigger assembly.
 

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Besides the 31in octagon to round and the carbine versions I believe at one point they also had a 32in full octagon. And the later 28in barrels were the same as Hawken barrels only roll-marked with 'Pennsylvania Hunter' instead of 'Hawken'. The carbine version was basically a White Mountain carbine with a roundball twist barrel. And the Pennsylvania Match rifle was just the Hunter with better sights and different roll-mark.
 

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Like bubba.50 stated, in 1999 T/C offered the Pennsylvania Hunter with the full octagon in 28 inch barrel with 1:66 twist.
The carbine was also full octagon for that year. Those guns also came with a recoil pad instead of the steel butt plate.
 

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Just a heads up. I am going to be listing two of the Oct./Round 31" ones here hopefully starting this afternoon. I am concentrating only on the flintlock model for a while.
 
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