"Model 15 & 19"

Hamilton Rifle web page updated Feb.07

The MODEL 15 is perhaps the oldest of all the Hamilton models made almost entirely of stampings. This under lever single shot has its loading port under the barrel. The cocking knob is located at the rear of the frame.
The Model 19 came later and is basically the same as the Model 15 except the barrel is longer.

RIFLE MARKINGS:
Model 15,
First models marked on the lift side of frame: Mfd. by Hamilton Rifle CO. of Plymouth Mich. U.S.A. Patented Oct.30- Nov.20, 1900. Others Pending.

Later Models Marked: The Hamilton Rifle No. 15 .22cal. mfr’d. by the Hamilton Rifle Co. of Plymouth, Michigan, U.S.A. Patented: October 30th, 1900; November 20th 1900; April 8th,1902; July 15th, 1902.

Model 19 Marked:
The Hamilton Rifle No. 19, .22cal. mfr’d. by the Hamilton Rifle Co. of Plymouth, Mich., U.S.A. Patented: October 30th, 1900; November 20th 1900; April 8th,1902; July 15th, 1902. others pend’g

SPECIFICATIONS:
Mechanism Type: Under Lever
Weight: 2 lbs.
Length: Model 15=27 1/2” Model 19= 31 1/2”
Barrel length: Model 15= 8” Model 19= 12”-13”
Mfd. Date’s: Model 15 1902– 1910, Model 19 1903-1910.
App. Mfd.: Model 15, (234,200,) Model 19, (59,280).

"NO" Rifle Parts or Drawings:

Rifle Values: updated 2/23/07

Model 15, Poor $40 / Fair $135/Good $175/Very Good $250/ Fine $355 /Excellent$450 / Factory New $525

Model 19,Poor $50/ Fair $150/ Good $200/ Very Good $300 / Fine $350 Excellent $400 /Factory New $475

Note: Rifle values are Estimations based on dealers and collectors input and NRA Antique Condition Standards.

NRA ANTIQUE CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS:

Factory New - all original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.

Excellent - all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.

Fine - all original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore.

Very Good - all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.

Good - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or reblued; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Fair - some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or reblued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Poor - major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative, generally undesirable as a collector’s firearm.

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