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D-Day 2018 Custom Offerings and June Newsletter

Posted by Marty on 6/7/2018

ENCORE CUSTOM CLASSIC CARBINE

As you know, our tradition here at HausofArms is to introduce a new custom package gun on D-Day June 6th and Pearl Harbor Day December 7th. This years D-Day offering is old school blue and walnut, and should speak to the purists out there. This offering isn't just one gun, but 3 different variations of the same theme.


1) JUNIOR CLASSIC CARBINE- starts with a blue Encore Prohunter frame, a JUNIOR Walnut Stockset (13"LOP and shorter forend), a limited edition TC blue 300 blackout barrel, 16 1/4" long with threaded muzzle, a Talley mount and a Leupold Freedom Series 3-9 x 40 scope, packaged in a TC soft case!


2) ADULT CLASSIC CARBINE- starts with a blue Encore Prohunter frame, an ADULT Walnut Stockset, a limited edition TC blue 300 blackout barrel, 16 1/4" long with threaded muzzle, a Talley mount and a Leupold Freedom Series 3-9 x 40 scope, packaged in a TC soft case!


3) DELUXE CLASSIC CARBINE- now this is where the coolness factor gets cranked way up. Starts with a blue Encore Prohunter frame, COLOR CASE HARDENED BY TURNBULL RESTORATION, an ADULT Walnut Stockset, a limited edition TC blue 300 blackout barrel, 16 1/4" long with threaded muzzle, a Talley mount and a Leupold Freedom Series 3-9 x 40 scope, packaged in a TC soft case!


We only have 10 of these barrels to work with so it's first come first served. As always, our intent is to sell this package, BUT it is also to inspire you the TC enthusiast to think outside of the box by allowing you to see all the options you have at HausofArms.com



T/C 50th ANNIVERSARY CONTENDERS

We still have a few of these 50th Anniversary Contenders to sell from our original allotment. Unfortunately, no news from TC as to when they will ship. 



COLOR CASE HARDENED FRAMES

Our new partnership with Turnbull Restoration has produced several beautiful color case hardened frames.  We are offering them in Encore Prohunter and G2 Contender pistol frame assemblies.  They can be used for pistol or rifle, and they are stunning.  We also have the ability for you to send your BLUED pre-owned Encore Prohunter or G2 Contender frames to us and we will send them to have them color case hardened.  Check out our youtube video for more information.


MATCH GRADE MACHINE/HAUSOFARMS BARRELS

We are excited to announce that we still have four of the 6.5 PRC barrels left from our June MGM order.  The May order shipped the first week of June, and we know that many of you are anxiously awaiting the arrival of your new barrel.  

In addition to the 6.5 PRC, we also have the following MGM barrels in stock:

Encore: 300 Blackout450 Bushmaster22 Hornet224 Valkyrie30-30357 Rem Max44 Mag444 Marlin6.5 Creedmoor45-70460 S&W454 Casull 

Contender: 22 Hornet300 Blackout357 Rem Max44 Mag 

G2 Specific: 6.5 Grendel, 444 Marlin224 Valkyrie 



CUSTOM COLORED ENCORE PROHUNTER STOCKSETS

It's been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  At HOA, it could be said that "excess is the mother of invention".  Record breaking frame sales have led to an excess of black Encore Prohunter stocksets, and we decided that the old trusty black stocksets needed a makeover.  We are excited to introduce our Custom Colored Encore Prohunter Stocksets in Desert Tan, Medium Gray, and Olive Drab Green.  



A NOTE FROM MARTY

We recently added a new category on the HausOfArms site.  There was much discussion about how to label this new section.  Ruth really wanted to call it "Pre-Loved".  Emily voted for "Pre-Owned".  We decided on "Used".  Short and simple, right?  We take in a lot of used inventory from customers wanting to trade in items for something new or different.  Now we are offering that inventory to our customers first.  Check it out here.



As Always Stay Safe and Shoot Straight,

Marty and The HOA Crew

May Updates From HausOfArms

Posted by Marty on 5/9/2018
Color Case Hardened Frames
We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Turnbull Restoration, and we are now able to offer Color Case Hardened Frames.  Marty loved the ones that the custom shop used to offer, and he decided that it was time that we bring them back.  We are offering them in Encore Prohunter and G2 Contender pistol frame assemblies.  They can be used for pistol or rifle, and they are stunning.  Check out our youtube video for more information.

300 Blackout T/C Encore Barrels
We still have a few of the limited edition 300 Blackout Encore barrels from Thompson Center left.  These barrels were never sold, and they won't be in production.  We were able to get all 43 barrels that were produced, and we get to share them with our customers!  The barrels are blued, 16.25 inches, threaded, drilled, and tapped.  Because these barrels are not in production, we will not get anymore.  We won't see these again! 

Match Grade Machine/HausOfArms Barrels
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 6.5 PRC barrel from MGM.  It will be part of our May order, and we should have them in stock by the end of May.  Click here to read what MGM has to say about their new 6.5 PRC barrel.
In addition to the 6.5 PRC, we also have the following MGM barrels in stock:

50th Anniversary G2 Contenders
We are expecting our first shipment of the 50th Anniversary G2 Contenders in the coming months.  Thompson Center will only be releasing 500 of these limited edition G2 pistols.  We have ordered 50, and we still have a few left for pre-order.  TCA Members are eligible for a $100 discount, so be sure to join the TCA before you call to order!  

T/C Rebate Program
The T/C rebate program on frames ended on April 30th.  However, you have until May 31st to submit your rebate form to T/C-online or by mail.  Make sure you get your rebate form in as soon as possible if you haven't yet!

A Note From Marty
We try to release a new commemorative gun yearly on D-Day and Pearl Harbor Day.  This year won't be any different and won't disappoint!  Stay tuned for more information on June 6th.  

Shoot Straight and Be Safe, 
Marty and The HOA Crew

April News & Updates From HausOfArms

Posted by Marty on 4/20/2018
300 Blackout T/C Encore Barrels
We were recently given the opportunity to purchase 43 limited edition 300 Blackout Encore barrels from Thompson Center.  These barrels were never sold, and they won't be in production.  We were able to get all 43 barrels that were produced, and we get to share them with our customers!  We have 22 left for purchase.  The barrels are blued, 16.25 inches, threaded, drilled, and tapped.  Because these barrels are not in production, we will not get anymore.  We won't see these again! 

Junior Stocksets
We are thrilled to announce that we have all junior stockset colors in stock in ContenderG2, and Encore platforms.  We are currently offering an automatic $15 discount when you purchase the matching forend with the junior buttstock.

Match Grade Machine/HausOfArms Barrels
We are excited to announce that we have added the 6.5 PRC barrel from MGM to our list of in stock barrels.  Click here to read what MGM has to say about their new 6.5 PRC barrel.
In addition to the 6.5 PRC, we also have the following MGM barrels in stock:

50th Anniversary G2 Contenders
We are expecting our first shipment of the 50th Anniversary G2 Contenders shortly.  Thompson Center will only be releasing 500 of these limited edition G2 pistols.  We have ordered 50, and we still have a few left for pre-order.  TCA Members are eligible for a $100 discount.  

Build Your Own Complete Gun
We recently noticed that one of our customers got an incredible deal on a complete gun by combining a few sales that we were running and utilizing the $75 T/C rebate.  We were inspired, and we created a new category at HausOfArms to help our customers take full advantage of our current specials.  After the $75 T/C rebate*, you can get a complete Encore build for $490!  We plan to add to this category in the coming months.  We'd love to hear any feedback that you have for us.  
*Customers are responsible for submitting their rebate forms to T/C.

A Note From Marty
The current T/C rebate program on frames is in effect until April 30th.  Your invoice must be dated by 4/30/18.  However, you have until May 31st to submit your rebate form to T/C-online or by mail.  Even if you purchase on April 30th, you still have plenty of time to get a trigger job on your new frame and submit your rebate to T/C.  

Shoot Straight and Be Safe, 
Marty and The HOA Crew

March 2018 Updates From HausOfArms

Posted by Marty on 3/26/2018
50TH ANNIVERSARY G2 PISTOL
The detailed listing of the 50th Anniversary G2 Pistol can be found here on our HausOfArms site.

Here's what you need to know: 
This is a PRESALE.  We are being told that the first shipment should go out in late Spring, but we do not have a guaranteed ship date at this time.
Only 500 of these numbered 50th anniversary G2 Contenders will be released.  We have secured 50 of these, and have a limited number left.  Orders will be filled on a first come first served basis.  Each of these G2 Contenders will come with a Walnut Presentation Case.  The model also includes an engraved, gold plated, octagon barrel and a gold plated, engraved frame.  
Caliber: 22 LR
Finish: Blued/Walnut
Barrel Length: 10 inches
OAL: 13.5 inches
Weight: 2.75 pounds
Sights: Adjustable
Rate of Twist: 1:15
Manual Firing Pin Selector for Rimfire and Centerfire Calibers
*THIS ITEM WILL BE AVAILABLE BY PHONE ORDER ONLY.  CALL 636-359-0104 TO ORDER.
**TCA MEMBERS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A $100.00 DISCOUNT ON THIS ITEM ONLY.  YOU WILL NEED TO HAVE YOUR TCA MEMBER NUMBER READY WHEN YOU ORDER.
***BECAUSE THIS ITEM SHIPS AS A FULL PISTOL, IT MUST BE SHIPPED 2ND DAY AIR WITH ADULT SIGNATURE REQUIRED TO THE LOCAL FFL OF YOUR CHOICE.
****SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED AND WILL BE CALCULATED AT CHECKOUT.
*****CURRENT REBATE PROGRAMS DO NOT APPLY.

2018 Shot Show and 2018 GAOS Review and Newsletter

Posted by Marty on 2/18/2018
This has been an unusually busy travel spring for the HausofArms crew. First a trip to the 5 day 2018 Shot Show in Las Vegas coupled with a visit to MGM Barrels in Hurricane, UT.  We were home long enough to enjoy 4 days of the flu then we headed to The Great American Outdoor Show in PA.  Emily did an awesome job running things in our absence. Okay, let's get to the bullet points:

2018 SHOT SHOW REVIEW
The biggest Thompson Center news from the show occurred the very first morning, The 50th Anniversary Commemorative Contender was unveiled first thing. TC Brand manager, Danielle Sanville, was gracious enough to do a LIVE FaceBook with me to make that announcement. You can see the picture attached but here is a brief description anyway. Picture this, a blue G2 high gloss frame, with the gussets milled off to create that slab side look, the "cougar" head in gold on one side and the 50th Anniversary logo in gold on the other. The barrel was an octagon 10" gloss blue 22 LR with open sights and the furniture is walnut in a nice collector case. I'm told these will be numbered with an MSRP of $1380. Details will follow a little later in this article regarding how to order them. 

You make the Call

Posted by Administrator on 7/27/2015
You make the Call. Here are the facts: 1) items pictured Dimension 308 barrel, D bolts and bridge mounts have been backordered for at least 6-8 months. 2) 5 of my major suppliers are placing all Dimension items on clearance 3) AND this is the big one, removing all SKU numbers from their online inventories. Question, what is happening with the Dimension as a platform? My disclaimer is, I have no insider knowledge from TC about this. This is what HausofArms is doing: buying everything Dimension I can find including magazines. If the music stops I plan to have these components for my following. If the music doesn't stop, I'll change my name to C. Little. One more tidbit to consider. The magazines are interchangeable with the Venture platform so they should be available. Marty

Haus of Arms Post SHOT Show Newsletter

Posted by Ebbs on 2/18/2015
Haus of Arms Post SHOT Show Newsletter

Notes on Hinge Pins: 

Did you know that you can use your smaller (looser) factory hinge pins to help guide your oversized hinge pins into the frame and barrel lug? Rather than putting the barrel and frame together loose and hoping the oversized pin “self guides” its way in just leave your factory hinge pin in place as you drive in the oversized hinge pin.


BE SURE to always use a lubricant to help guide the new pin into your frame. Not only does this make insertion easier, but it prevents damage to the frame or barrel lug due to unnecessary friction. The lube doesn’t....

Haus of Arms September 2014 Newsletter

Posted by on 9/17/2014
Got Snow Camo?

Several months ago we started on an endeavor to attempt adding camo patterns to T/C Encore Pro Hunter stock sets that have not and from what we understand will not be added to the factory T/C synthetic stock lineup. 

Haus of Arms Newsletter June 2014 Edition

Posted by Administrator on 6/22/2014
Greetings, friends of Haus of Arms. Here are some details about what’s been happening in our world since the last update. All highlighted areas are links directly to item or service listings on the HoA site. 

TRIGGER JOBS 

That’s right! We are now prepared to begin offering trigger jobs on your existing T/C Encore frames. Upgrades will be available using a complete Mike Bellm 3-3 1/2 pound trigger spring kit. Changes to your frame occur in parts only as we will not be performing modifications to the internal organs. 

Here’s how it works... 

Forend Solutions For Bergara TC4700 45-70 Govt Barrels

Posted by Marty on 4/24/2014
The FULL contour diameter of Bergaras TC4700 45-70 GOVT barrel has created some creative opportunities as to which forend to use. Bergara makes a great line of interchangeable Encore/Prohunter barrels in many calibers BUT standard Encore/Prohunter rifle forends DO NOT fit, they are just a shade to the small side. Syn thetic rifle forends can be modified but will require a certain level of skill to accomplish and then that forend may not be reusable on your other rifle barrels. The easiest solution is to use your muzzleloader forend if you have one. I know the mounting screws are different but simply remove the forend bushings from below your muzzleloader barrel and reinstall them below your rifle barrel and install the forend, it fits perfectly. Note, care must be taken not to strip those tiny screws that hold the bushings on and I recommend using a hollow ground screwdriver sized correctly. Another solution utilizing a shotgun forend is still under investigation and requires using longer rifle forend screws and washers to install your shotgun forend to the rifle barrel. I also believe these solutions will apply to the laminate stocksets that I sell. More later....... Until then be safe and shoot straight. Marty

March Madness Winner Determined!

Posted by Marty on 3/16/2014

HausofArms March Madness Newsletter

Posted by Marty on 2/28/2014

Haus of Arms Newsletter- Shot Show 2014 Edition

Posted by Administrator on 1/16/2014

Haus of Arms Newsletter- 2nd Edition

Posted by Administrator on 12/18/2013

Haus of Arms Newsletter- 1st Edition

Posted by Administrator on 11/12/2013
 Well this is it, the first edition of the HausofArms newsletter. I concentrate so much on inventory control, e-listings, customer service and generally being "that guy" (the guy that answers the phone and helps people) as my son calls me, that I have fallen short in the development of my social media skills. So here we go! 

My goal here is as follows: 
1) Communicate Thompson Center news as I learn it from my connections there. 
2) Give tips to my newsletter subscribers that will help them help other TC enthusiasts. 
3) Keep that group up to date on the latest happenings at HausofArms.com

QUALITY CONTROL ALERTS:

If you have purchased a Weathershield barrel in either centerfire or muzzleloader variety and notice rust forming on the breech block, contact TC customer service at 1-866-730-1614, they will send you a return ship label and make it right. Apparently quality control has missed the bluing process on the breech blocks on some barrels and they rust badly. Don't ask me why with such a uniquely impressive product as Weathershield, there is that little part that is still blue. Here is an example in a bad case:

Haus of Arms NEW PRODUCTS: 

I am now able to purchase Bergara barrels directly from Bergara. I stock nearly all available models of centerfire and muzzleloader barrels. Although I have owned and shot both Bergara and TC barrels, I can't say one is better than the other although some insist Bergara is better. Probably like Ford and Chevy owners.  


As always feel free to contact me through this site, email at tc4marty@gmail.com or by phone at 636-359-0104. Marty

Another TC Recall

Posted by Marty on 6/14/2013
Another safety recall just announced by Thompson Center today. Basically all of their bolt guns produced prior to yesterday including all Venture, all Icon and all Dimension rifles. See this attached link for more details. http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_788653_-1_757978_757978_image

T/C Dimension Media

Posted by Administrator on 4/16/2013

My Encore Breech Won't Lock UP

Posted by Marty on 3/3/2013

Mike Bellm- The Real Deal

Posted by Marty on 1/16/2013

At Thompson Center Demand Is King

Posted by Marty on 1/15/2013