Jim’s new Hamilton Rifle web page updated Feb.07
The Model 11 is an updated Model 7. Due too slumping Model 7 sales. Dealers demanded from Hamilton to change the stock from all metal to wood. Hamilton agreeing changed the stock to a thin board-like walnut stock with rounded edges. He then changed the Model 7 number to 11 for inventory and patent reasons.
Marking on the butt plate: Hamilton Rifle CO. of Plymouth Mich. Pat. Pending No. 11
Mechanism Type: To load pivot barrel to the right.
Weight: 1 ¾ lbs.
Length: 31 1/2”
Barrel length: 8”
Mfd. Date’s: 1901– 1903
App. Mfd.: 21,800
"NO" Rifle Parts or Drawings:
Rifle Value's: Updated 2/23/07..
Poor $75 / Fair $175 / Good $280/ Very Good $325/ Fine $420 / Excellent $500 / Factory New $550
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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