Thompson Center Warranty

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  1. Oct 10, 2019 #1

    ike

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    I have an older TC Hawkin. The lock works until the two screws that hold the internal workings on the plate. When they get loose the hammer stops before it hits the cap. When I tighten them all is good until the next time they get loose. [maybe 50 shots] The spring will fall out when the hammer goes further down and it does seem weaker than it should. Can I send it in to be fixed? Where do I need to sent it? Thank you for the help.
     
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    T/C was bought out by S&W, and they are no longer honoring the T/C "Life time" warranty. As for the loose screws, try putting a drop of lock tite on the threads before tightening.
     
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    FYI, It is my understanding that Blue LocTite is used if you might want to remove the screw later and Red LocTite if it is to be more or less permanent. If anyone knows this to be wrong please jump in. Thanks
     
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    Your right about the blue and red LocTite. The blue is "medium strength" for things that might need to be taken apart someday and the red is "permanent" for use where that sort of thing is wanted.
    Both of them will release their grip if the parts are heated to over 350 degrees F but working on a lock that is that hot isn't easy.

    If a person can't find LocTite at their local auto parts or hardware store, they can buy a bottle of clear nail polish at a drug store.
    Painting the threads with the clear nail polish and screwing the screw back in place before the polish drys will do a pretty fair job of keeping a screw from unscrewing from vibration and shock.
     
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    I have two TC Hawkens and three Renegades. One of the Renegade's lock did that on a regular basis. Blue LocTite fixed it. Never a problem with the other four.

    By the way, if you use red Loctite on a screw like that, pressing the tip of a soldering iron to the head of the screw will heat it enough to allow you to back it out.
     
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    Thompson sent me a mainspring...no questions asked.
    SM
     
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    How recently?
     
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    A month ago.
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    Do you have a phone number and address. thanks
     
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    That "lifetime" warranty may only apply to parts that someone has in a desk drawer or filing cabinet.
     
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    Gren, Yup just keeping it going. When the lock fails major I will just get a RPL from Chambers.

    SM
     
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    It's also known as 242 Loctite
     
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    The people running S + W are no good POS without honor. They sold out on gun rights long before they got their greedy fingers on TC Arms.

    TC used to have warranty and customer service second to none.

    IMHO, no honest American should ever spend a red cent on any of their products.
     
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    Thanks for all of your replies. I just spoke to Thompson Center They do not have parts and no longer honor any warranty on this rifle. To bad loose a lot of customer relations.
     
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    Lifetime warranty from a dead company.........
     
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    That’s correct. Most Locktite threadlockers will release when heated.
    For my rifles, I use a purple Locktite recommended to me specifically for rifles. It’s rubbery and I think that’s the point; sometimes the screws on a lever action case will bind the action if they’re tight, but they’re needed. The purple thread locker I use holds them in place nicely, and allows them to be removed fairly easily.
    I also use it on my muzzies, to good effect.
    Just two cents worth from my corner.
    Jim
     
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    What parts are you looking for?
     
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    You spoke to the no good SOBs at Smith and Wesson.
     
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    Don't blame Smith & Wesson, Their smart in not continuing with T.C. side locks,nice looking guns but not quality. Companies out there were making replacement parts such as barrels, trigger sets, & lock assemblies. What company would want to take over a a life time warranty a definite looser.
     
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