" Model 31"
Hamilton Rifle web page updated Feb. 07
The Model 31 is like the Model 27. It is a tip up design, The locking mechanism is a thumb lever placed on the right side of the hammer. Pressing down on the lever unlocks the barrel and tip ups the barrel for loading. The stock is a oval, pistol grip, and made of walnut. The barrels were brass lined. The butt stock can be removed by removing the knurled screw. The frame is made of stamp steel and then blued.
Markings on the top side of the barrel: Hamilton No.31 .22 cal. Pat.Oct.30, 1900. Others Pending. Mfg. by the Hamilton Rifle Company, Plymouth, Michigan
Mechanism Type: Tip-up barrel
Weight: 2 1/4 lbs.
Barrel length: 15 3/4”-16”
Mfd. Date’s: 1909-?
App. Mfd. 50,000
“NO” Rifle Parts or Drawings:
Rifle Value Updated 2/23/07:
Poor $40/ Fair $75 / Good $125/ Very Good $185/ Fine $230/ Excellent $345 /Factory New $420.
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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