Thompson/Center's Encore system has become legendary for being the most complete shooting system available. Encore's interchangeable platform offers over 90 barrel selections and can be configured as a handgun, centerfire rifle, muzzleloader, rimfire rifle, or shotgun. With many different stock options, frames and barrels in both stainless frames and barrels in both stainless steel and blued, the Encore consistently delivers accuracy and versatility in both the field and the range. The Encore rifle is a full-sized single-shot rifle with a break-open design for fast and easy loading. With its classic Monte Carlo buttstock, this rifle mounts instantly with the scope aligned at eye level. Weather Shield is the toughest corrosion resistance available, proven to be 50X more corrosion resistant than stainless steel alone. The Hogue over-molded composite stock and Weather Shield finish can withstand anything mother nature may throw at them. This rifle features a Weaver-style scope-mounting base and no sights.